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Public Consultation on the Draft of the Revised RCM for the ICGLR

Public Consultation on the Draft of the Revised RCM for the ICGLR

August 8, 2018, by Adam Rolfe

The public consultation for the draft revised RCM Manual is open from 8 August 2018 to 7 October 2018. Download the draft manual and consultation form in English and French here.

Levin Sources at 'Fair Luxury at the RCA'

Levin Sources at 'Fair Luxury at the RCA'

June 27, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Estelle Levin-Nally, Director Levin Sources, is speaking at the upcoming 'Fair Luxury at the RCA' event in London, an opportunity for anyone working in or connected to the jewellery industry to hear about and discuss the opportunities and issues surrounding ethical sourcing.

Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald on Gender Mainstreaming in the Kimberley Process at European Development Days 2018

Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald on Gender Mainstreaming in the Kimberley Process at European Development Days 2018

June 26, 2018, by Jack Cooper

As part of the European Development Days​ in June 2018, Levin Sources' Victoria Gronwald joined a European Commission and GIZ-organised panel to discuss how multi-stakeholder partnerships like the Kimberley Process can further mainstream gender into their work and governance structures.

De Beers is Disrupting the Disruptors with its Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

De Beers is Disrupting the Disruptors with its Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

June 4, 2018, by Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay

​De Beers’ announcement last week​ that it’s moving into the gem-grade synthetic diamond market was a surprise to many. Some viewed De Beers’ establishment of the synthetic, low-price diamond brand ‘Lightbox Jewelry’ as the company irrationally cheapening diamonds. In reality, De Beers’ move is pure genius.

May 2018 Newsletter: 'Responsible' vs. 'Sustainable' Sourcing, Changing Donor Priorities, and European Development Days 2018

May 2018 Newsletter: 'Responsible' vs. 'Sustainable' Sourcing, Changing Donor Priorities, and European Development Days 2018

May 16, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Our May Newsletter covers better business for jewellery industry actors, what changing donor priorities means for artisanal and small-scale mining, updates on our upcoming events, and more.

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

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.

Event: ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions at OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Event: ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions at OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

April 11, 2018, by Adam Rolfe

Members of the Levin Sources team will be in attendence at the OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains and the OECD-World Bank Event on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining April 17 - 20. There, we are hosting ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions​ to solicit stakeholder feedback.

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

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.

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Changing Donor Priorities

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Changing Donor Priorities

March 29, 2018, by Holger Grundel

Having spent more than 15 years in a large bilateral donor agency, Levin Sources' Senior Manager of the Good Governance division Holger Grundel shares his thoughts on ASM and how it fits into changing donor priorities.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Building Capacity for Change

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.

Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

Why We Should Foster Economic Independence for Women in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

March 8, 2018, by Stacy Corneau and Jack Cooper

On International Women's Day, members of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Levin Sources explore challenges and opportunities for women's economic independence in ASM.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Traceability

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.

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