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Anisa Kamadoli Costa
Anisa Kamadoli Costa is a sustainability executive, philanthropy expert and coalition-builder. She is the Chairman and President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at Tiffany & Co., holding two distinct yet synergistic roles that embody Tiffany’s longstanding commitment to environmental and social responsibility. As CSO, Anisa directs Tiffany’s global sustainability agenda, improving global corporate standards, minimizing the company’s environmental impact and driving partnerships across the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Anisa complements this work through her role at the Foundation, where she oversees strategic grantmaking focused on responsible mining and coral conservation. Prior to joining Tiffany & Co., Anisa held positions at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, J.P. Morgan Chase and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Anisa serves on the board of directors of the American Swiss Foundation and Oceans 5, a funder collaborative dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans. She’s also a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of Philanthropy New York, having previously served on its board. Anisa serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) as well as Conservation International’s Leadership Council. In addition, Anisa belongs to the Founders’ Circle of the B Team, a nonprofit initiative that aims to reposition private industry as a driving force for social, environmental and economic good. She recently served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mining & Metals, and as chair of the board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Anisa holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College at Columbia University and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s SIPA.