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Hari Krishna Exports’ Dholakia Foundation dedicates lakes to achievers at UN World Water Conference 2023 gala




Dholakia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., was granted special accreditation to participate in the UN World Water Conference 2023. 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 organizations globally to receive this accreditation.

At the event, 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. They 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.

In honour of their shared commitment to water conservation, Dholakia Foundation hosted a gala dinner outside the UNHQ in connection with the UN 2023 Water Conference. Dholakia Foundation named lakes in honour of De Beers (De Beers Lake), Signet Jewelers (Signet Inspire Love), Helzberg Diamonds (Helzberg Lake), Watches & Jewellery Initiatives 2030 (Watches & Jewellery Initiative 2030 Lake), and the UN 2023 Water Conference (UN 2023 Water Conference Lake) at the event, attended by top executives from these organizations, including Paul Rowley and FerielZerouki of De Beers; Virginia C. Drosos of Signet with Joan Hilson, Jamie Singleton, David A. Bouffard and Oded Edelman; leadership team of Helzberg including Brad Hampton and Julie Yoakum, leadership team of Gia including Susan Jacques, Tom Moses, Pritesh Patel, Anna Martin and Johanna Levy, as well as various ambassadors from other countries and Johannes Cullmann, Chief Scientific Advisor, Office of the President of United Nations General Assembly.


Meanwhile, 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 26, 2023 for the first five lakes. The event will be graced by the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat and over 30 Padma awardees. The new initiative demonstrates the organization’s continued commitment to supporting the environment and promoting sustainable practices.


Hari Krishna Exports also launched its HK Annual Sustainability Report 2022 and joined the Watches and Jewellery Initiatives 2030, taking a leadership role in its second pillar ‘Biodiversity and Water’.

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).

Courtesy: Retail Jeweller India News

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