Idalina Dias Sardinha is currently a visiting professor at ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, and a senior researcher at CSG-SOCIUS on Sustainability Science. She holds a Ph.D. by the University of Amsterdam, with a thesis titled "Towards Strategic Sustainability Performance Evaluation. A study of Portuguese companies"; a MSc by EAEME, Environmental Management in the Business Community, University of Rotterdam, ERASMUS, The Netherlands, with a thesis on Development; a MSc. on Environmental Eng. with a thesis on "Life Cycle Assessment of Products. Case study of tiles", by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Suisse; and a Dr. in Geology by the Faculty of Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Before her PhD (2004) she was an environmental consultant in Portugal (3years), in Niger (coordinating two environmental impacts assessments-around 1year) and in Mozambique (2 years), being an adviser of Environmental Ministry (MICOA) and of FEMA, an MZ environmental business forum. Her research work is mainly related to sustainability management and performance evaluation tools and developments, sustainable business models assessments, and strategic planning using participative approaches for local sustainable development. She has worked with multiple sectors’ namely mining, energy, waste, tourism and agro-food. She coordinated and participated in various (inter)national competitive multidisciplinary (non)scientific projects and now is coordinating the Portuguese team of SustInAfrica 5years H2020 project, and the EducLocalFOOD-Erasmus+ project. She published various articles in referenced scientific journals in this fieldarea.