Dholakia Foundation Dinner Affirms Diamond Industry’s Commitment to UN SDG’s

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Dholakia Foundation, philanthropic arm of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., has been granted special accreditation to participate in the UN World Water Conference 2023. To discuss further how to achieve SDG objectives and to honor current players who have contributed with notable efforts to such goals, the organization organized a gala dinner this weekend in New York.

With a focus on supporting society and preserving the environment through charitable and conservation activities, it is one of only 29 Organisations in India out of 728 Organisations globally to receive this accreditation. Dholakia Foundation has made significant contributions to the environment, including creating 111 lakes in drought-prone regions in India, planting 2.5 million trees, and promoting the protection of Mother Earth. These achievements directly support several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG13 (climate action), SDG14 (life below water), and SDG15 (life on land).

Savji Dholakia, Chairman and Founder of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., has announced plans to create 75 new lakes, with the ground-breaking ceremony set to take place on March 26th, 2023 for the first 5 lakes. "The event will be graced by the presence of the 14th President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvrat and over 30 Padma Awardees. The new initiative demonstrates the organization's continued commitment to supporting the environment and promoting sustainable practices."

A panel of distinguished industry executives gathered to discuss the importance of sustainability and water conservation in the industry.

The Panel was moderated by Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger, and included Virginia C. Drosos (Gina), CEO of Signet; Paul Rowley, Vice President of Sales, De Beers; Brad Hampton, CEO of Helzberg; Susan Jacques, CEO of Gia; and Ghanshyam Dholakia, MD of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. Industry executives discussed sustainability topics such as prioritizing sustainable practices, collaborating with partners, and promoting sustainability in communities. Their insights provided valuable perspectives to promote a sustainable future, emphasizing the role of individuals and businesses in promoting sustainable practices.


Photo Credit: Dholakia Foundation