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De Beers’ CSR footprint, conflict trail demystified!

Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with De Beers, presented the third edition of the ‘Jewellers for Hope’ gala charity dinner last month (July 2017) with an aim to collaboratively contribute to the upliftment, education & empowering girl child in India. This year the proceeds shall go to Girl Rising, Nanhi Kali NGOs working for the empowerment of Girl Child and Make a Wish Foundation, an NGO playing an integral role by granting the most cherished wish of Children living with life threatening illnesses hailing from socio economically backward society. Cheques amounting to Rs. 1 crore were presented to three NGOs – with Rs. 33 lakhs each to Girl Rising and Make a Wish and Rs. 35 lakhs to Nanhi Kali Foundation. Mr. Paul Rowley, Executive Vice President, Global Sightholder Sales, De Beers Group, said at the event, “At De Beers and Forevermark, we have a strong focus on the upliftment of women as we know how important they are to all aspects of our business – as employees, as government partners, as consumers, as community stakeholders, as ambassadors, and as inspirations. They are a huge part – in fact by far the largest part – of our future success […]