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IAC Webinar Will Discuss Ways To Measure and Reduce the Industry’s Carbon Footprint April 14, 2022 (0 comments)

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New York, NY--Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC) is hosting the second in a series of webinars discussing how the jewelry industry can reduce its environmental impact. The 90-minute webinar titled, “Climate and the Precious Metals Industry: Defining and Measuring Your Emissions Footprint,” will be held April 20, at 12:15 EDT. 

For this webinar, IAC is partnering with respected jewelry industry veteran, Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer of the Richline Group. This webinar, as with the others, will focus on how precious metals, gem and jewelry industries can implement protocols and methods that measure emissions, as well as carbon footprint. Industry experts will discuss calculating emissions to achieve science-based targets. The panel will cover emissions across a wide scope, covering company-owned and company-controlled resources, indirect emissions, and emissions from purchased energy, as well as indirect emissions linked to company operations. 

“Climate change is an urgency of our time. Being able to address this challenge requires an understanding of definitions, methods of measurement and science-based targets. In this webinar, our goal is to share this critical information so individuals can develop an understanding of actions to be taken to mitigate peril faced by our planet,” says Lisa Koenigsberg, IAC president. 

The panelists for this event are: Tobias Schultz, VP of Research and Development, SCS Global Services, and John Mulligan director and climate change lead, The World Gold Council. Hanna and Koenigsberg will moderate the panel. 

will be co-moderated by Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Richline Group Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, and Lisa, President and Founder, Initiatives in Art and Culture (IAC). 

Tobias Schultz leads a team of scientists and innovators in developing science-based sustainability standards and services to support global climate mitigation and ESG corporate best practices, including the development of a standardized process to trace the diamond provenance and an approach to climate accounting, which enables corporations to mitigate short-lived climate pollutants.

Mulligan is focused on research-led projects to advance the understanding of gold's wider socio-economic and sustainability impacts, currently leading the WGC’s initiatives on gold and climate change. 

Hanna has worked over 50 years in the jewelry industry, with experience in management, manufacturing, marketing, sales and corporate responsibility. 

Koenigsberg established Initiatives in Art and Culture’s multi-disciplinary conference series on visual culture, notably those that focus on gold and diamonds and explore the nexus between natural resources, artisanry, sustainability and responsible practice.

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