CSR & sustainability in the post-COVID era
September 12, 2020
All indications show that consumer expectations from the jewellery industry related to responsible sourcing, ethical business principles and sustainable environmental practices will not dissipate in the post-COVID world, on the contrary. For many consumers the pandemic will have reinforced the understanding that natural processes need to be respected, and any disregard for society and the environment cannot be tolerated. Verifiable responsible business standards will be more relevant than ever before. The seminar panel will discuss the implications.
Participating as panellists in the are Hanifa Mezoui, AICESIS New York Permanent Representative, United Nations; Lila Karbassi, Chief of Programmes, United Nations Global Compact; Edward Asscher, President, World Diamond Council; Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director, Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC); Eleonora Rizzuto, Sustainable Development Director and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Bulgari and LVMH Italy; and Maddalena Capra, Head of Sustainability, Pomellato.
The seminar took place during the VOICE Vicenzaoro trade event place on September 12, 2020, in Vicenza, Italy. It was simultaneously live-streamed to a worldwide audience.