The Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) is a Mumbai-based non-for-profit organization that works to promote environmental sustainability through action-oriented education, awareness and advocacy. The social enterprise was established in 2002 by Dr. (Ms.) Rashneh Pardiwala, an ecologist from the University of Edinburgh and Mrs. Kitayun Rustom, an environmental educationist.
CERE comprises of highly skilled professionals with experience in a wide spectrum of fields ranging from climate change science to eco-literacy and has successfully completed many national-level research, educational and development projects in both urban and rural India having worked closely with different government departments, educational institutions, multinational companies and civil society organizations.
CERE is also a pioneer in the field of corporate sustainability and carbon management systems where we help organisations map their carbon footprint, meet international reporting standards, implement low cost carbon reductions strategies which ensure considerable financial savings and engage in staff awareness activities.
CERE has been commissioned for projects by IndusInd Bank, Tata Capital Ltd, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, Rabo Bank, Tata Power and others.
In 2005, both Dr. Pardiwala and Mrs. Rustom were recognized as Social Entrepreneur for Change and awarded the international Ashoka Fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Pardiwala was selected as one of Asia’s 21 Young Leaders and conferred the Asia Society Fellowship in Japan.
Fields of Expertise
- Carbon Footprint Mapping & Capping for companies
- Developing Educational Aides such as books, short films, presentations
- Undertaking Environmental Awareness Lectures & Seminars
- Conducting In-house Teacher Training Workshops on Environmental Education
- Consulting on Green Procurement