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What Mongolia's Artisanal Miners Are Teaching Us: The Link Between Human Rights and ASM Formalisation

What Mongolia's Artisanal Miners Are Teaching Us: The Link Between Human Rights and ASM Formalisation

April 4, 2016, by Patience Singo & Estelle Levin-Nally

Two years ago, we sat with artisanal gold miners in a ger at Bayankhongor, Mongolia, learning about their work. One of the miners, Mr. Byambadorj, stood up to say something we don’t often hear:

Fairtrade: Worth its Weight in Gold

Fairtrade: Worth its Weight in Gold

February 29, 2016, by Anna Barker

In celebration of Fairtrade fortnight (Feb 29-March 13), Anna Barker talks to Estelle Levin-Nally about the story behind Fairtrade gold, the challenges it faces, and why it’s so important.

Impact Investment in Minerals? Innovation finds a home in Finance – in terms of social responsibility that is, and making a difference.

Impact Investment in Minerals? Innovation finds a home in Finance – in terms of social responsibility that is, and making a difference.

January 25, 2016, by Emery Brusset Managing Director, Social Terrain

All around the world last year, $80 billion dollars were invested as ‘impact investments’.[1] The trend is growing and changing the way we think about finance, investment, development and corporate responsibility. Emery Brusset, Managing Director at ELL’s new partner, Social Terrain, describes what ‘impact investment’ is and how his company is using it to revolutionize even the most intractable industries: mining and minerals.

Associate Spotlight: Kathleen Charles (Part Two)

Associate Spotlight: Kathleen Charles (Part Two)

November 6, 2015, by Anna Barker

Levin Sources associate Kathleen Charles tells Anna Barker about her work commuting to Africa from Paris, how no miner is an island to herself, and dinner with Nelson Mandela.

Travel stories with Levin Sources (Part Two)

Travel stories with Levin Sources (Part Two)

November 2, 2015, by Anna Barker

Ever  wondered what you pack for research in Afghanistan, a conference in Tanzania or a trip to Argentina?  Anna Barker talks to her jet-setting colleagues about packing, pleasant surprises and post-trip regrets.

Travel Stories with Levin Sources (Part One)

Travel Stories with Levin Sources (Part One)

October 26, 2015, by Anna Barker

Ever wondered what you pack for research in Afghanistan, a conference in Tanzania or a trip to Argentina?  Anna Barker talks to her jet-setting colleagues about packing, pleasant surprises and post-trip regrets.

Associate Spotlight: Kathleen Charles (Part One)

Associate Spotlight: Kathleen Charles (Part One)

October 6, 2015, by Anna Barker

Levin Sources assoiate Kathleen Charles tells Anna Barker about being sept-lingual, road trips with Estelle Levin, and where Cameroon’s got it right

China’s Resource Governance Leadership

China’s Resource Governance Leadership

June 10, 2015, by Yifan Song

Actions taken by the CCCMC have attracted great attention from stakeholders around the globe. These groundbreaking steps are taken by China, to regulate and provide guidance to Chinese companies, conducting mining-related business overseas.

Mandatory Conflict Mineral Compliance in the EU: What could it mean for DR Congo?

Mandatory Conflict Mineral Compliance in the EU: What could it mean for DR Congo?

May 21, 2015, by Estelle Levin-Nally, Yves Melin and Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay

On Wednesday, the European Parliament debated a bill on the adoption of a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Is Ebola a crisis for the poor?

Is Ebola a crisis for the poor?

April 21, 2015, by Babar Turay

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone disproportionately affected poor people. Here is why.

What Does Life Hold for the Orphans of Ebola in Kono

What Does Life Hold for the Orphans of Ebola in Kono

March 18, 2015, by Babar Turay

Ebola worsened the situation of many Sierra Leone orphans, creating uncertainty regarding their future.

The Youth Factor in the Fight Against the Ebola Virus Disease in Kono

The Youth Factor in the Fight Against the Ebola Virus Disease in Kono

February 2, 2015, by Babar Turay

From contact tracing to staffing checkpoints, young people played a key role in managing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. Here is how.

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