Embracing Sustainability Amid New Consumer Expectations

Embracing Sustainability Amid New Consumer Expectations

May 31, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room 303, Level 1
Language:
English

Lunch Panel Discussion Hosted by GIA

Please RSVP for the Lunch Panel Discussion here: https://www.gia.edu/gia-luncheon-panel

 

Boxed Lunches Will be Provided

Consumer demand for corporate social responsibility is growing. Companies small and large need to incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day operations. So, how do you do business while minimizing your footprint on future generations? In "Embracing Sustainability Amid New Consumer Expectations," leaders from inside and outside the gem and jewelry industry will offer their views and discuss how their organizations are tackling this trending topic.

 

Contributors

  • Dr. Saleem Ali

    Panelist

    Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment

    University of Delaware

    Dr. Saleem H. Ali is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment and directs the Gemstones and Sustainable Development...

  • Lisa Bridge

    Panelist

    President & CEO

    Ben Bridge Jeweler

    Lisa Bridge is the president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler. She previously was the vice president of education, overseeing the education and...

  • Marcus ter Haar

    Panelist

    Managing Director

    Okavango Diamond Company

    Marcus ter Haar received a bachelor’s (Hons) in development studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK and a master’s degree in...

  • Claire Piroddi

    Panelist

    Sustainability Manager Watches & Jewelry

    Kering

    Claire Piroddi joined Kering in 2012 and is the sustainability manager of the Watches & Jewelry division (brands include Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo,...

  • Nadja Swarovski

    Panelist

    Executive Board Member

    Swarovski

    Nadja Swarovski  is a member of the executive board of Swarovski, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer, which was founded in 1895 in Austria by...

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