The Haas School's Center for Responsible Business (CRB) has awarded a $20,000 scholarship to Kyle Rudzinski, MBA 14, to support his focus on sustainable growth in the solar industry.
CRB awards the scholarship─$10,000 per year for two years─to a first-year Berkeley MBA student with a commitment to changing the world through business. The scholarship was established by Haas alumni to give students the opportunity to use their time at Haas to explore the leading edge of corporate responsibility and sustainability and grow a network of graduates leading the movement to integrate these ideas into their work.
As the Haas Center for Responsible Business alumni scholar, Rudzinski plans to delve into the intersection of clean technology and sustainability throughout the solar energy supply chain. He seeks to integrate responsible material use and product recycling with sustainable growth in the solar industry, which builds on his experience in solar policy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
During his time with DOE, Rudzinski co-managed selection of $20 million of investments in innovative solar startups and managed $4 million of IT awards and solar finance research. Before that, Rudzinski served two years in an executive communications role for the U.S. undersecretary for energy and the assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. He also has volunteered on energy projects in Peru.