Johanna Levy is VP ESG at GIA — Gemological Institute of America. Established in 1931, GIA is an independent nonprofit that protects the gem and jewelry buying public through research, education and laboratory services. She joined GIA in July 2022 from Firmenich, where she was Senior Director, Global Environmental Excellence, leading the Swiss company’s journey towards net-zero science-based targets.
Prior to being involved in environmental and sustainability projects, she successfully developed new business ventures for Bertelsmann in France, and Kering in Switzerland. She created her own boutique consulting company in New York in 2008, working with Google, Nespresso, Nestlé and the World Gold Council on marketing, communications and sustainability projects.