UNSW School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering - Monique Alfris - Use your Research/UNI Degree to become a social entrepreneur

UNSW School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
Use your Research/UNI Degree to become a social entrepreneur
Monique Alfris - Pollinate Energy


Monique Alfris, at UNSW SPREE, 1 April 2015

Monique Alfris (53Min)

Pollinate Energy

Monique Alfris speaks at UNSW SPREE

Abstract

Ever wondered how to translate your studies to a real world impact? Or what comes next after university? Pollinate Energy cofounder Monique Alfris will tell you how six young Australian’s turned ideas they came up with at university into a thriving social business in India’s urban slums.

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Brief Bio

Monique is a SPREE alumni and cofounder of the UN Award winning social enterprise Pollinate Energy. Pollinate Energy provides well-being enhancing products to India’s urban poor and has served over 40,000 people thus far. This is run alongside Pollinate Energy’s fellowship program where students are able to spend a month on the ground in India, seeing a social business in action.

Prior to Pollinate Energy, Monique applied her degrees in photovoltaic engineering and economics to improving the sustainability of the built environment in Australia where she gained experience in technical design, policy advisory services, and education. She was also appointed to the Sydney board of management for the international consultancy firm WSP and the board of the National Association for Women in Construction, a not-for-profit organisation, and has worked for the Green Building Councils of Mauritius and Ghana.


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