Carbon Map & Cap™
CERE’s Carbon Map & Program is designed to help companies measure manage and mitigate their carbon footprint while helping them meet the challenges and opportunities associated with Global Climate Change.
Whether you’re a business with a national presence or an SME with a single office, CERE can help companies meet the challenges of Sustainability and CSR while ensuring that businesses make the most of new opportunities.
CERE promotes environmental education across all institutions and communities. Our educational programs and activities, don’t just help raise awareness but strongly promote the need for personal initiatives and social participation to achieve sustainability.
CERE wins 2nd prize for the best NGO at Srishti Publication’s Good Green Governance Awards 2015.
SP Infocity Pune Biodiversity Island created by CERE has won the second prize as most eco-friendly garden at 35th Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Exhibition organized by Pune Municipal Corporation.
CERE project Schools for Solar won Runner’s Prize at the Enterprise Dubai 2014 Business Plan Contest.
Our Core Team
Dr. Rashneh N. PardiwalaFounder & Director
Dr. (Ms.) Rashneh N. Pardiwala is an Ecologist from the University of Edinburgh having specialized in the field of Climate Change. She has worked as an environmental scientist and consultant on a range research projects in India and abroad and has many publications to her credit. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the youngest ‘Social Entrepreneur for Change’ and was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship. In 2009 in Tokyo Japan, Dr. Pardiwala was selected as one of Asia’s 21 Young Leaders and conferred the Asia Society Fellowship. In 2011, she was selected from India as a participant at the Swedish Institute Management Program with corporate responsibility and sustainability as an all-embracing focus. In 2013, Rashneh was awarded the Ford Fellowship to undertake an intensive study program entitled Developing Community Leaders in partnership with the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Mrs. Kitayun RustomCo-founder
Mrs. Kitayun (Katy) Rustom, the co-founder of CERE, began her career as a school teacher at the J.B.Petit School for Girls. She was the co-founder of the Dahanu Taluka Environmental Welfare Association (DTEWA) an organisation that is well known for its environmental victories through various litigative strategies. She has been on several government appointed committees and bodies and is currently on the board of Mumbai Metropolitan Region – Environment Improvement Society (MMREIS). In 1999, she was one of the 6 Indian Environmentalists selected by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC. In 2005, she was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship. Katy Rustom has also organised several teacher training workshops and developed and authored learning materials for Environmental Education. Katy is currently Head of Education Services and Publications at CERE.
Ms. Janjri JasaniHead of Sustainability Services
Janjri has graduated with a Masters in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh and is currently working with the CERE as a Senior Researcher and Project In-Charge of the Carbon Map & Cap Project. Her interests centre on Climate Change science, sustainable development & urban solutions to environmental issues. She also has a BA in Biology with a focus on Evolutionary Biology from Northwestern University in Chicago. She is interested in the role environmental education can play as a solution to local and global environmental issues. Janjri is currently Head of Sustainability Services at CERE and has co-authored a number of CERE publications.