Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Languages: English (native)
Vivien balances commercial objectives with responsible, inclusive supply-chain strategies. She has intricate knowledge of the precious minerals sector and the rigour and benefit of implementing new standards or practices. The respect earned among her peers is borne of a dedicated career spanning 20 years; in jewellery design, manufacture, sales, marketing and supply- chain management. Vivien catalyses brand value, grounded in trust-building and positive communications around supplier engagement.
As Chairman of the Jewellery Ethics Committee UK 2007-2015, her influence extends to policy creation and implementation in both business and government. She has a successful track record with NGOs, SMEs and corporate clients in Europe, Asia, South and North America.
Vivien is the founder of Fifi Bijoux Luxury Ethical Jewellery. Established in 2006, she piloted a business model promoting positive partnerships between mining and jewellery. Awarded Young Social Entrepreneur Future 50 2013’and ‘Professional Jeweller Hot 100 ‘Trailblazer’ 2012, she achieved international acclaim for brand integrity and was a finalist for Cosmopolitan magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ and Red Magazine’s ‘Red Hot Woman of the Year’. Vivien is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Ethics Adviser to the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A).
BY ASSHETON CARTER & DAVID STURMES | JUNE 5, 2020 For the last 1.5 years, our TDI Impact team at the Impact Facility have been working with Fairphone, Signify and Huayou Cobalt to develop a programme that addresses the most urgent issues associated with the production of cobalt by artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As
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