Michael Katz

Senior Lecturer

Michael Katz is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Social Impact, where he has been teaching since 2017. He is the Course Authority for two undergraduate Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses, COMM3020 Global Business Practicum – Israel, and COMM3030 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum – Big Idea, as well as the Impact Investment courses in our GCSI, GDSI, MBASI and MCom programs. Michael is passionate about providing students with educational experiences at the juncture between theory and practice, facilitating challenging and nuanced learning outcomes.

Michael is also representing CSI on the Constellation Project focusing on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ), where he is using his experience in Community Led Planning and impact investment to help design a policy mechanism that can garner support from all stakeholders. The aim of this work is to contribute substantially to supplying 100,000 affordable homes to address homelessness in an equitable and sustainable way.

Michael combines his academic work with an active role in the private sector as an investor and director in several large scale impact projects, including urban renewal, solar energy developments and waterless technology. He is passionate about working with multiple stakeholders to find the win-win opportunity between social and financial outcomes.



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