CIBJO President Gaetano
Cavalieri recently discussed the Corporate Social Responsibility program in the
jewelry industry with two Nobel Prize laureates, former U.S. Vice President Al
Gore and the economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
The meetings took place
during the World Business Forum, which was held in Milan on October 27 and 28.
“The issues that the two
gentlemen discussed at the World Business Forum very much reflected those we
currently are dealing with in the jewelry industry,” said Dr. Cavalieri in
a statement. “Vice President Gore looked in depth at certain of the CSR
issues that we have been discussing in our industry forums, and he expressed
interest in the work that is being done in the jewelry sector. Mr. Krugman, who
discussed the most critical issues facing the world economy, was interested to
hear that, as a luxury product industry, we are so involved in promoting good