A Latin American case study of the victims of illegality - including miners, women, children, and the environment.
Notes from the Field is a blog series presenting snapshots and reflections on current events related to the world of conflict minerals, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), and responsible sourcing. ELL’s Staff and Associates span the world, residing across nearly all continents.
An examination of smuggled gold, the incentives that drive it, and some potential solutions to widespread laundering.
A mining company’s view on illicit activity around gold in West Africa, and the importance of trust in building strong community relations
The Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and the challenges ahead for industry: A downstream perspective
Researchers Theodora and Kate visit a Fairtrade Gold event.
ASM is a sector whose challenges and problems have been very well documented - but in which the solutions are much more difficult to ascertain
A definition of illicit financial flows, what’s missing from the data – and the role of the GIFF Project across the entire supply chain
Examining the definitions of informal and illicit mining
A customer's journey to owning a piece of bespoke and ethical jewellery: from dream to reality
How the GIFF Project can help stakeholders formalise the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector
At the GIFF Project, we are seeking to uncover and categorise the people who actually exert power in, over and through the sector, and who dictate how and where ASM happens, and on what terms