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GROUNDTRUTHING DOWNSTREAM ACTORS’ ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT DRC ASM GOLD
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GROUNDTRUTHING DOWNSTREAM ACTORS’ ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT DRC ASM GOLD

June 28, 2022, by Rachel Brass

USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project challenges negative assumptions about how DRC gold is extracted, associated risks, and how responsible mid-and downstream actors can tackle them.

Diligence raisonnable "Contributrice" dans les chaînes de valeur - Comment évoluer vers un impact significatif ?
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Diligence raisonnable "Contributrice" dans les chaînes de valeur - Comment évoluer vers un impact significatif ?

December 6, 2021, by Angela Jorns et Rosanna Tufo

Nos experts montrent comment la diligence raisonnable peut contribuer au changement "sur le terrain" et être bénéfique pour les entreprises mais aussi pour les communautés affectées par leur activité.

L'Or ASM Peut Changer des Vies pour le Mieux
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L'Or ASM Peut Changer des Vies pour le Mieux

March 30, 2021, by Le Projet Zahabu Safi

Les bijoutiers sont de plus en plus conscients que, s'ils peuvent sélectionner avec soin de l'or auprès de sources ASM responsables, ils peuvent jouer un rôle dans l'amélioration des vies, comme le montre le dernier rapport de Zahabu Safi.

ASM Gold Can Change Lives for the Better
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ASM Gold Can Change Lives for the Better

March 30, 2021, by The Zahabu Safi Project

Jewelers are increasingly aware that, if they can carefully select gold from responsible ASM sources,they can play a role in changing lives for the better, a new report by USAID's Zahabu Safi project shows.

How AWIMA promotes women-led jewellery supply chains in Africa
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How AWIMA promotes women-led jewellery supply chains in Africa

March 30, 2021, by Boitshoko Kebakile

Find out how the Association of Women In Mining in Africa is spreading the spirit of empowerment and inclusion across the entire mining value chain.

Apply for the Responsible Gold Innovation Facility (RGIF)
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Apply for the Responsible Gold Innovation Facility (RGIF)

March 3, 2021, by Lucie Goulet

Apply for the USAID’s Zahabu Safi Responsible Gold Innovation Facility to incentivize investment in new supply chain investment models for responsible gold originating from the DRC.

What has COVID-19 meant for Levin Sources? A year in review.
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What has COVID-19 meant for Levin Sources? A year in review.

December 16, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally

What a year it's been! Here our Founder and CEO Estelle Levin-Nally looks back at 2020 and what the pandemic has meant for Levin Sources and the mining and minerals sector at large.

How to formalize logistics in the eastern DRC ASM gold supply chain
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How to formalize logistics in the eastern DRC ASM gold supply chain

December 14, 2020, by Rachel Brass, based on the Learning Brief by Adam Rolfe and Angela Jorns, drawing on original research from Cyril Jobard and Safanto Bulongo

Read our top line summary of next steps for contributing to the formalization of logistics solutions in the ASM gold supply chain in eastern DRC.

La Covid-19 vide les poches des communautés de mineurs artisanaux et des provinces de l’Est de la RDC
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La Covid-19 vide les poches des communautés de mineurs artisanaux et des provinces de l’Est de la RDC

October 19, 2020, by Safanto Bulongo

Une analyse des impacts de la Covid-19 dans le secteur de l’EMAPE en RDC.

Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC
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Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

Facilitating access to international gold markets for Artisanal Gold Miners in Eastern Congo
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Facilitating access to international gold markets for Artisanal Gold Miners in Eastern Congo

May 4, 2020, by Rachel Brass and Rosanna Tufo

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact
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LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact

April 5, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo

Read sector Insights into how LSM and ASM relationships could move beyond risk management towards positive impact and how donor-funded programmes could provide avenues for reduced-risk engagement with ASM by LSM companies.

Part 3: Circular Jewellery: An Approach to Doing Better Business
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Part 3: Circular Jewellery: An Approach to Doing Better Business

July 30, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Danielle Keller Aviram

We provide guidance to jewellers on how to approach product circularity and operational circularity in the final instalment of our series on circularity in jewellery.

Part 2: Sustainable Design is the key to Circular Jewellery
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Part 2: Sustainable Design is the key to Circular Jewellery

July 17, 2019, by Danielle Keller Aviram and Estelle Levin-Nally

Learn about sustainable jewellery design, from the creative process to the choice of materials, in the second part of our Circularity in Jewellery series.

Part 1: How can jewellery be circular?
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Part 1: How can jewellery be circular?

June 27, 2019, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Danielle Keller Aviram

Learn about how jewellers can build circularity into their operations and product lifecycle in the first instalment of a three parts series.

Ethical and bespoke: how to create jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth
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Ethical and bespoke: how to create jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth

May 31, 2019, by Jane Barnett and Lucie Goulet

Join Jane Barnett on her journey to create a pair of ethical and bespoke handmade orange sapphire earrings and an aquamarine and sapphire pendant she will treasure forever.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: The Difference Between Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing
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Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: The Difference Between Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing

May 11, 2018, by Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo & Jack Cooper

What is the difference between 'responsible' and 'sustainable' sourcing? We cut through the buzzwords and look at how jewellery companies can build value through responsible and sustainable practices.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Trust-Based and Compliance-Based Cultures
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Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Trust-Based and Compliance-Based Cultures

April 4, 2018, by Victoria Gronwald & Estelle Levin-Nally

Explore how both trust and compliance are crucial to any business relationship, and are especially important as mechanisms for risk management in the jewellery sector.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Building Capacity for Change
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Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Building Capacity for Change

March 15, 2018, by Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo

In part three of our 'Better Business in the Jewellery Sector' series, Due Diligence Manager Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo addressed three capacity barriers to effective supply chain due diligence: human resources, knowledge gaps, and company and supplier willingness.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Traceability
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Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Traceability

March 7, 2018, by Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo and Estelle Levin-Nally

In the second part of our 'Better Business in the Jewellery Sector' series, Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo explains the challenges of tracing precious metals and minerals back to source, and why it's an opportunity for businesses to harness, not ignore.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Supply Chain Transparency
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Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Supply Chain Transparency

March 1, 2018, by Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay & Estelle Levin-Nally

In the first part of our 'Better Business in the Jewellery Sector' series, Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay explores the reasons supply chain transparency has been a barrier to responsible sourcing historically and why embracing it is an opportunity for businesses.

Estelle Levin-Nally in 'IJL Talks: Ethical Choice in Jewellery Sourcing' Podcast
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Estelle Levin-Nally in 'IJL Talks: Ethical Choice in Jewellery Sourcing' Podcast

February 23, 2018, by Jack Cooper

We are delighted to share a new podcast featuring Estelle Levin-Nally's presentation, 'Ethical Choices in Jewellery: What to Consider and Where to Start', at International Jewellery London (IJL) last year.

How the Jewellery Industry Can Address the Responsible Sourcing Issues Raised in the Human Rights Watch Report, ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewelry’
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How the Jewellery Industry Can Address the Responsible Sourcing Issues Raised in the Human Rights Watch Report, ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewelry’

February 19, 2018, by Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay

On the 8th of February 2018, Human Rights Watch released a report on how the jewellery industry is managing human rights abuse risks in its gold and diamond supply chains. Over the next six weeks, our due diligience and gems & jewellery team will unpack the issues and give actionable advice.

Fair Luxury Announces Responsible Jewellery Exhibition
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Fair Luxury Announces Responsible Jewellery Exhibition

August 16, 2017, by Jack Cooper

​Fair Luxury, of which Levin Sources is a co-founder, is an agent of change, a ‘not-for-profit’ group of committed volunteers, where our aim is to create a platform for independent discussion and not a manifesto.​ The selling exhibition is a unique opportunity to purchase and learn more about the story of a piece of jewellery from source to wearer – the materials, people, processes involved from the mine to beautifully crafted object.

Saying "I Do" to Fairtrade Gold
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Saying "I Do" to Fairtrade Gold

October 13, 2016, by Theodora Panayides and Kate MacLeod

Researchers Theodora and Kate visit a Fairtrade Gold event.

From Sri Lankan mine to Sapphire ring: My Jewellery Journey
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From Sri Lankan mine to Sapphire ring: My Jewellery Journey

August 25, 2016, by Jane Barnett

A customer's journey to owning a piece of bespoke and ethical jewellery: from dream to reality

A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part Two
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A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part Two

May 6, 2016, by Anna Barker

Part two of Anna Barker's conversation with bespoke jewellery Harriet Kelsall

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