Posts Tagged "Tomorrow is Now"

Event : Human rights approach to water sustainability in luxury industries

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Business School Lausanne is organizing a conference with WaterLex on the topic “The human rights approach to water sustainability in luxury industries” on April 29, 2015. According to the Millennium Development Goals Report 2012, 748 million people, or 11 per cent of the global population, remain without access to an improved source of drinking water. These figures are even more dramatic if we consider it with the human rights criteria. Travel and tourism continues to be one of the world’s largest industries, accounting for almost 10% of global GDP. Reports coming in from all around the world show how water shortage is directly influencing and reshaping the tourist market across continents and how increased water demand in the industry is impacting local...

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Dirty Gold War – World Premiere – FIFDH – March 7, 2015 Geneva

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Dirty Gold War Daniel Schweizer, Switzerland, 2015, 68’, vo fr/eng/por/esp/guarani/all, st fr World premiere Having covered the rise of far right movements around the world in his notable trilogy Skin or Die, Skinhead Attitude, andWhite Terror, swiss filmmaker Daniel Schweizer pursues a meticulous work of investigation of the gold industry. Dirty Gold War is a formidable journey to the backstage of this prosperous business. On one hand we find the glistening shop windows of jewelry stores and the luxury industry in Switzerland and abroad, while on the other we find the first link of the chain, the conditions of dirty gold’s damned, from the indians to the activists who fight this opaque cartel. A film that transforms the spectator’s outlook on the gold...

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Shock of the New Chic: Dealing with New Complexity in the Business of Luxury

»Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Shock of the New Chic: Dealing with New Complexity in the Business of Luxury

As the share of emerging markets in luxury consumption worldwide keeps growing and the attitudes of luxury consumers are shifting, complexity increases in luxury brand management says the Boston Consulting Group. According to BCG, to be successful, luxury brands have to master four areas of change: 1) new consumers; 2) new geographies and new specifics of cities; 3) new and innovative business models; 4) disruptions in marketing and selling enabled by new technologies. Read the Full Article   Register now for the Sustainable Luxury Forum...

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Standard for responsible mining: AngloGold Ashanti

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Mining sits at the start of the jewellery supply chain for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. Demonstrating that companies mine in a responsible way is becoming increasingly important to many supply chain participants. The new structure of the 2013 RJC Code of Practices (COP) has grouped the mining-relevant provisions under a new section called Responsible Mining Sector.  It includes updated requirements from the 2009 COP, as well as new requirements in the areas of Free Prior Informed Consent for Indigenous Peoples, and Mercury. Currently RJC has nine Mining Members, eight of which are certified. These range from small-scale (Eurocantera), mid-scale (Minera Yanaquihua S.A.C) to large-scale (De Beers, Rio Tinto and AngloGold Ashanti). AngloGold Ashanti...

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Beware the scan generation … !

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For the one who attended the Sustainable Luxury Forum back in 2011 or 2013, you may remember I was introducing the merge of technonoly and luxury as a way to track and ultimately to reassure client while buying any product….. luxury goods included (see below). Time might has come.  A new device called SCIO « a portable scan that might  change the way we interact with the world is beeing kickstarted. No assume this device will manage to scan any type of molecule on any product, jewels, watches, leather goods, textile, etc included…. welcome to the Scan Generation.  Enjoy the future. Christopher Cordey, CEO...

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Breaking news Switzerland : 20 kg of certified gold delivered to the Swiss market.

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Breaking news Switzerland : 20 kg of certified gold delivered to the Swiss market.

      Berne, le 15 octobre 2013– Au cours d’une conférence de presse tenue conjointement à Berne, la Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA) et le SECO ont détaillé leur démarche pionnière, concrétisée par la Better Gold Initiative. Lancé en 2013, ce projet qui vise à améliorer les conditions de vie des mineurs dans le monde a porté ses premiers fruits puisque vingt kilos d’or certifié ont été livrés en Suisse. Stimulé par les cours de l’or, l’artisanat minier a connu ces dernières années un développement considérable. Peu encadré, il subit les conséquences sociales et environnementales d’une croissance sauvage, pendant qu’à l’autre bout de la chaîne, affineurs, joailliers, investisseurs institutionnels...

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RJC & LBMA Responsible Gold Forum – Rome – October 1, 2013

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Registration for the 2013 RJC & LBMA Responsible Gold Forum is now open! RJC and LBMA warmly invite businesses and stakeholders in the gold and jewellery supply chain to join us for presentations and discussions on responsible sourcing issues in the environs of the international bullion market’s premier annual Conference.  Presentations will be in English, with simultaneous Italian translation. Invitation to LBMA Conference-nm Copy

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UNCTAD/CITES traceability sourcing of python skins meeting – October 17-18 – Geneva

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The meeting on the findings of the UNCTAD/CITES traceability scoping study for trade and sustainable sourcing of python skins will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 17 and 18 October 2013. This meeting is jointly organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). It will provide an opportunity to discuss the findings of the UNCTAD/CITES scoping study, present relevant developments and initiatives, and promote cooperation and synergies among stakeholders. Thank you for confirming your participation by filling out the form below. Registration is open until Monday, 7 October 2013. Registration General invitation for meeting and peer...

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Tanzania: Hazardous Life of Child Gold Miners

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(Dar Es Salaam) – Children as young as eight years old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Tanzanian government should curb child labor in small-scale mining, including at informal, unlicensed mines, and the World Bank and donor countries should support these efforts. Full report from Human Rights Watch @HRW

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Congrats ! CIBJO & RJC team up to develop CSR education services.

»Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Congrats ! CIBJO & RJC team up to develop CSR education services.

Today at the International Jewellery London Show (IJL), the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MoU will work to further advance responsible business practices among all sectors of the jewellery supply chain, and will include the use of CSR education programmes developed by CIBJO and chain of custody certification programmes developed by RJC. News Release _MOU_CIBJO_RJC_01 09 2013 Copy

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