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Diamond Empowerment Fund announces 2018 'Diamonds Do Good' Honorees

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

The Empowerment Fund has announced the recipients of it's 2018 'Diamonds Do Good' Awards, to be presented at the D.E.F. annual on May 31 at the in Las Vegas, NV.

The government of Canada's will receive the Diamonds Do Award and Bruce Cleaver, of DeBeers Group, will receive the Diamonds Do Good Professional Advancement Award.

Government of the Northwest Territories: Diamonds Do Award:

Located in (the 3rd largest producing country in the world), the (NWT) is home to major mines including the (owned by Diamond Mines), (joint venture between and Dominion), and (joint venture between De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds).

The has a robust mineral development strategy that protects the environment, enhances indigenous engagement and community capacity building, promotes sustainability and leverages a local workforce; all while fostering attractive investment opportunities for the benefit of the local communities.

Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group: Diamonds Do Good Professional Advancement Award:

Named of in July of 2016, has committed the entire organisation to the advancement of women and girls. Under his leadership, De Beers has partnered with to achieve parity in the appointment of women and men into senior leadership roles across De Beers by 2020, invest in women micro-entrepreneurs and STEM students in it's diamond producing countries, and ensure De Beers' brands are a positive force for supporting gender equality through all it's marketing campaigns. In recognition of this commitment, Cleaver was named by as a 'HeForShe' Thematic Champion. is the UN's global movement for acceleration of gender equality.

"The recipients of this years' Diamonds Do Good Awards reflect the ongoing positive impact being fostered by the diamond industry around the world," says D.E.F. Anna Martin, also senior vice of GIA.

"Sharing these stories with our customers is not only good for business, it is a responsibility for the entire industry," Martin added.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:20 IST