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João Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Católica Porto Business school and Vice-president at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He holds a Ph.D. in Business and Management Studies, with a specialization in Finance, from University of Porto. He was a visiting scholar at Michael F. Price College of Business - The University of Oklahoma. João Pinto has worked with public and private firms on valuation, financing decisions, cost-benefit analysis, project finance, corporate restructuring and due diligence. He has published refereed articles in several academic journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance, European Financial Management, European Journal of Finance, Finance Research Letters, and Investment Management and Financial Innovations. Current projects include analysis on the firm's choice of project financing over corporate financing; banks bond choice and capital structure; sustainable finance; the impact of ECB’s asset purchase programs on firms’ cost of borrowing and financing choices.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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