October 27, 2020
Initiatives in Art and Culture will Oct. 28 celebrate the 10th anniversary of its International Gold Conference with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practice over the past 20 years.
The New York-based company’s 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series, “All That Glitters,” will bring together industry trailblazers for a probing exploration of ethical sourcing and responsible practice, while honoring Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer of Tiffany & Co. and president/chairman of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, as the recipient of IAC’s 2020 Award for Ethical Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry.
IAC’s fourth webinar in the 2020 “All That Glitters” series features two conversations.
In the first, "No Going Back: Vision and Leadership in Supporting Responsible Mining in the Jewelry Supply Chain," IAC explores how the production and demand sides of mining can work together.
The second discussion accompanies the presentation of IAC's Annual Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry to Ms. Kamadoli Costa, with an exploration of the topic, "Leadership in Responsible Practice: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustained Commitment."
Here is the program for the event:
11 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Lisa Koenigsberg, president/founder, Initiatives in Art and Culture
11:10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
No Going Back: Vision and Leadership In Supporting Responsible Mining
Artisanal and small-scale gold, diamond and colored stone mining takes place in approximately 80 countries worldwide with nearly 40 million artisanal miners globally, and significant attention to meeting established standards. Large-scale mining also has agreed upon global standards that drive best practices. This conversation brings together representation from mining companies, refineries and nonprofits, as well as thought leaders, and jewelry designers to explore how the production and the demand sides of the supply chain can work together. Panelists will discuss the formalization of ASM, and how opportunities can be captured to facilitate its growth and continue to incentivize and support the development of responsible mining and sourcing practices.
Moderator: Christina T. Miller, cofounder, Ethical Metalsmiths, and consultant
12:15 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
12:25 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Leadership in Responsible Practice: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustained Commitment.
In honor of Anisa Kamadoli Costa's receiving Initiatives in Art and Culture's Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry on behalf of Tiffany & Co., and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, she will be joined by other trailblazers in this realm to discuss how the field has progressed over the last two decades, considering issues ranging from certification and standards to artisanal mining to traceability.
In conversation with Lisa Koenigsberg, and Christina T. Miller, co-chairs of the Committee for Initiatives in Art and Culture's Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Presentation of Initiatives in Art and Culture’s Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice to Anisa Kamadoli Costa
Lisa Koenigsberg and Christina Miller
Please click here for complimentary registration to attend “All That Glitters.”