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Prof. Raz Godelnik at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. Godelnik is a guest speaker for the Platform Co-ops & the Green New Deal panel discussion. No issue is more pressing than the climate crisis! Digital technologies can either help ameliorate this crisis or they can worsen it. Can co-ops be an alternative to extractive capitalism that refuses to acknowledge the impending catastrophe? How do we democratize the digital economy in the time of the Green New Deal?

Raz Godelnik is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design – The New School in New York. His research explores connections between innovation, sustainability, business and design strategies. Currently, he is involved in projects focusing on developing sustainable business models, design for the climate crisis, and redefining sustainability in business. He is also leading a collaboration between Parsons students and refugees, 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 on issues related to sustainable business, climate change and strategic design.


Added April 16, 2020