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Dariush Rafinejad

Dariush Rafinejad, Ph.D., is a full professor and former provost at Presidio Graduate School. Dariush teaches courses on innovation and energy systems. Currently, he is teaching a course on Entrepreneurship - New Ventures and Products. Dariush has publish two books, authored several book chapters, and published papers and case studies on innovation and sustainability. His most recent book, published in 2017, is "Sustainable Product Innovation – Entrepreneurship for Human Well-Being."

Companies Need to Institutionalize Climate Solutions in Every Department

Sustainability, Community

Businesses are on notice. Corporations’ excessive exploitation of Earth’s resources and degradation of its carrying capacity are continuing unabated in the second decade of the 21st century. The United Nations Global Compact warns that “despite progress made in many areas, we are not on track to deliver on the [Sustainable Development Goals] by 2030. All companies must define a …

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Climate Change in Every Course at Presidio Graduate School

Sustainability, Community, Student Experience

As COVID-19 rages around the world and antiracists agitate against police brutality, climate change remains the existential threat in the background. It may not always be the breaking news story or the latest viral video, as has been the case with the recent series of devastating wildfires on the West Coast, but its disastrous impacts …

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