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Greg Valerio MBE

Founding Director | PeaceGold™

Social and Ecopreneur with more than 28 years of experience pioneering ethical practices and markets for jewelry makers, high street companies, artisanal small-scale miners, and indigenous communities in gold and gemstones. Greg has a diverse skills set having been involved in launching standards committees,  constructing supply chain delivery, and shaping non-profits into for-profit social ventures.

Greg's values of Justice & Peace, Truth, Service to  others, Innovation, and Adventure have made him a leader and authority on ethical business practice. When coupled with his natural creativity, compassionate nature, resilience, and ability to move beyond the impossible and advocate the ‘why’ of social transformation.

Subject matter expert in Fairtrade, traceable supply chains, mercury, health, and child labour. Published author and honoured with an MBE for services to Fairtrade in Africa and South America.

PeaceGold is the culmination of a life's work and conviction that giving peace a chance is always a better option than settling for the status quo of risk management.

PeaceGold™: A Game Changer

Social Enterprise that is focused on investing into peace, conflict resolution, community development, and upholding human rights is the future of the responsible mineral and ethical jewelry movement. Until we move beyond the top-down corporate monopolies of the mining sector, the multi-lateral bureaucracies and policy bodies that marginalize community empowerment and ownership, and the cliff-edge funding of non-profit organizations we will not see peace.

Economic justice is circular in shape, equitable in distribution, and decolonizing in outcome.

Ethical Artisanal Gold Mining in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

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