Estelle Levin-Nally, Director of Levin Sources, recently appeared on 'Business Focus' on Cambridge TV. While there, she discussed Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), the company's role in mineral sector development, and how actors in both the public and private sectors can make positive impacts.
We are keen to inspire the next generation of responsible mining, sourcing and mineral sector development changemakers through our internship scheme. Our first-ever intern, Ella, documented her experience with us in this blog.
After seven years at the forefront of responsible mining and sourcing, we decided to invest more time and energy into communicating our value, so that we can use it as a vehicle to achieve ours’ and our clients’ goals.
A first hand exploration of the challenges artisanal miners face in their bid to formalise – including licenses, legalities and large scale mining
Rather than vilifying individual companies or refiners, we must concretise changes that will promote transparency. This blog is part of the series Follow The Money: How to Formalise the Gold Sector.
The intended outcome of Section 1502 was to limit the potential for the extraction, transportation, and trade of ‘conflict minerals’, namely tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TGs), to fund conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. President-Elect Donald Trump has pledged to repeal it.
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.