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Renata Puchala awarded the 2018 Mentis Cleantech Bursary

last modified Nov 27, 2018 01:53 PM
27 November 2018 – We are delighted to announce that Renata Puchala, MSt in Sustainability Leadership Cohort 9, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Mentis Cleantech & Social Enterprise Futures Bursary.

Established in 2016 by Pravin Rodrigues, a CISL alumnus and previous Master’s student, the bursary offers additional financial support to change-making Master’s candidates. The bursary is named for Mentis Solutions, his Canada-based management consulting firm, which supports organisations in achieving large-scale change, including change for sustainability. The firm has a growing global practice focused on clients in the clean technology and social enterprise spaces.

Speaking about the bursary, Mr Rodrigues explained:

“Through my studies at Cambridge, my continued involvement with its network and my work with companies, I am encouraged by the significant opportunities and unique sustainability solutions that emerge at the nexus of cleantech and social enterprise.   Both sectors are instrumental in the transition to a green economy, and I want to encourage applications from and offer support to those working in these sectors, especially candidates who are self-funded or self-employed”.  

This year’s bursary recipient, Renata Puchala, is currently member of the Board of Directors of Sistema B Brazil, works as a sustainability consultant, and is enrolled in ‘Climate Venture Initiative’ for the development of a low carbon economy in Brazil.  

Renata PuchalaSpeaking about her achievement, Ms Puchala said: 

"It is an honour to be awarded the Mentis Cleantech and Social Enterprise Bursary. It will enable the completion of my degree at Cambridge University, which I believe will help me further support innovations and transformative change towards a low carbon and forest conservation economy".

The Mentis Cleantech and Social Enterprise Futures bursary is being offered again for the 2019 intake of the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. Applications are open for this interdisciplinary part-time programme, designed to equip business professionals around the world to respond to sustainability challenges and opportunities.

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Sustainability Leadership is a full Master’s degree, delivered part-time for working professionals, that develops the leadership capacity to drive the business response to critical sustainability challenges and opportunities. It is fully accredited by the University of Cambridge, and is delivered by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), in association with the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Geography, Land Economy and the Cambridge Judge Business School.


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2019 intake Workshop dates

Workshop 1: 22–28 September 2019
Workshop 2: 29 March–4 April 2020
Workshop 3: 13–19 September 2020   
Workshop 4: 31 11–17 April 2021 

2018 intake workshop dates

Workshop 1: 16–22 September 2018 
Workshop 2: 31 March–6 April 2019
Workshop 3: 1–7 September 2019   
Workshop 4: 29 March–4 April 2020