The Centre for Environmental Research & Education (CERE) was established in 2002 by Dr. (Ms.) Rashneh N. Pardiwala, an ecologist from the University of Edinburgh and Mrs. Kitayun Rustom, an environmental educationist. CERE has successfully completed 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 reduction 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 Entrepreneurs 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.