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  • Raz Godelnik

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management

    Profile:

    Raz is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management at the School of Design Strategies, where he served for the past 3 years as the Co-Director of the graduate program in Strategic Design and Management. Raz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in innovation, leadership, sustainability, business models, and strategic design, and his research explores connections between innovation, sustainability, business and design strategies. Currently he is involved in projects focusing on developing sustainable business models, climate action, and creating a new space exploring sustainability-as-unusual concepts and methods (sandbox Zero). He is also leading a collaboration between Parsons students and refugees in Berlin, working together on entrepreneurial initiatives to address refugee needs in cities and refugee camps.

    Raz is the co-founder of two green startups - Hemper Jeans and Eco-Libris, and has been writing regularly on issues related to sustainable business, climate change and strategic design. He holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Communication and Economics from the Hebrew University.

    Current Courses:

    Design Innovation + Leadership

    Design of Business

    Econ & Ethics of Sust Design

    Econ & Ethics of Sust Design (Fall 2018)

    Sustainable Business Models

    Sustainable Business Models (Fall 2018)

    Sustainable Systems

    Sustainable Systems (Fall 2018)

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