Tiffany Chief Sustainability Officer Anisa Kamadoli Costa Honored

Anisa Kamadoli Costa (pictured), chief sustainability officer for Tiffany & Co. and chairman and president of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, will receive the Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 award for Ethical Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry.

Costa has worked for Tiffany for 17 years, starting as the Tiffany foundation program officer and manager of community affairs. She has served as chief sustainability officer and the foundation’s chair since 2015.

Costa will receive the award during IAC’s virtual “All the Glitters” event, which will take place on Oct. 28, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. ET. The event is being held virtually this year, and registration is complimentary.

This is the third year the award had been presented. Last year, it was awarded to Feriel Zerouki, senior vice president of international relations and ethical initiatives for the De Beers Group. In 2018, it was awarded to Toby Pomeroy, the Oregon designer who founded the Mercury-Free Mining Alliance.

The webinar will consist of two sessions, “No Going Back: Vision and Leadership in Supporting Responsible Mining in the Jewelry Supply Chain” and “Leadership in Responsible Practice: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustained Commitment.”

The second panel will feature a rare appearance by Costa’s old boss, Michael J. Kowalski, the former chairman and CEO of Tiffany & Co.

Also appearing on the panels will be Zerouki; Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer for Richline Group; Stephen D’Esposito, president and CEO of Resolve, which recently took over the Diamond Development Initiative; Conny Havel, head of supply chains and markets for the Alliance for Responsible Mining; Cristina Maria Villegas, director of mines to markets for Pact; Virginie Bahon, head of corporate affairs for Valcambi; sculptor Ute Decker; and Monica Gichuhi, cofounder of the African Gem Exhibition and Conference.

More information and registration can be seen here.

(Image courtesy of the Initiatives for Arts and Culture)

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