We are pleased to note that our own Sakhila Mizra (Executive Board Director & General Counsel, LBMA) spoke at IAC's (Initiatives in Arts and Culture) 13th Annual Gold + Diamond Conference, which ran from Monday, 17 to Wednesday 19 July 2023 at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.
Sakhila spoke in the Action vs. Aspiration: Beyond Pledges and Commitments session, in which she discussed collaboration across the value chain to address challenges and agree priorities, as illustrated with the recent consultation on the Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing Strategy.
The actions taken to foster the continual improvement of the LBMA Responsible Sourcing Programme were also highlighted, such as the evolution of the Responsible Gold Guidance (now on its ninth iteration), strengthening transparency, and the importance of value chain engagement.
The focus of this year's IAC Conference was 'maintaining purpose', in which leading experts offered a wide-ranging look at the jewellery, precious metals, and diamond industries, and the balance between artistry and responsible practice. Other speakers in attendance included Gaetano Cavalieri (President, CIBJO), Shari Gittleman (Senior Director of External Relations, Newmont Mining Corporation), and many more.
Find out more about IAC's 13th Annual Gold + Diamond Conference.