The social and environmental impact of businesses has become a central issue in modern society. Communities are demanding higher standards of air, water, and soil quality. Climate change is constantly on the news. Social welfare inequality has been rising. Consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of the social impact of business practices. Even though the technology and products to address many of today’s global environmental and social challenges already exist, many communities lack access to them.
This course is aimed at analyzing and designing operations processes and strategies to deliver these solutions to those who need them the most. Throughout this class, we will also examine and discuss global issues related to climate change, energy, waste, labor, and poverty.
Utku Serhatli is an Assistant Professor at NOVA School of Business and Economics. He is primarily interested in sustainable operations with a focus on the operational and social impacts of economic and environmental issues.
His research utilizes data analysis and mathematical modeling such as optimization, dynamic programming, stochastic processes, and game theory. His teaching experience includes the core course of Operations Management at INSEAD, Operations Management, Operations Strategy, and Sustainable Operations at NOVA SBE.
He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from INSEAD, prior to joining NOVA SBE. He also holds a Master of Science from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science from Bilkent University. He previously worked as a financial consultant at TATA Consultancy Group.