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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.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Supply Chain Transparency

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

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.

Levin Sources Joins ResponsibleSteel™ Working Group

Levin Sources Joins ResponsibleSteel™ Working Group

February 20, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Levin Sources is pleased to announce it has joined the ResponsibleSteel™ Working Group as an associate member. ResponsibleSteel™ is an effective collaboration between actors at all levels of the steel supply chain, bringing together technical expertise to drive good practice and responsible sourcing.

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

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.

January 2018 Newsletter: Governance Themes for 2018, ASI Registered Specialists, New Book Chapter, and more.

January 2018 Newsletter: Governance Themes for 2018, ASI Registered Specialists, New Book Chapter, and more.

January 30, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Levin Sources' January Newsletter covers Governance Themes for 2018, ASI Registered Specialists, New Book Chapter, and more.

Mineral Sector Governance Trends and Themes for 2018

Mineral Sector Governance Trends and Themes for 2018

January 23, 2018, by Adam Rolfe, Mineral Sector Development Manager

Adam Rolfe, Levin Sources' Mineral Sector Development Manager, reviews our work in mineral sector governance in 2017, and looks ahead to 2018. This piece identifies key themes and trends that have been highlighted by our research and technical projects, and highlights the company's governance projections for the year.

New Book Chapter on Mineral Supply Chain Transparency, by Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo

New Book Chapter on Mineral Supply Chain Transparency, by Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo

January 9, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Levin Sources’ Due Diligence Manager, Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo, has contributed a chapter to a new book, ‘Building New Bridges Between Business and Society’.

Levin Sources' Team Members Appointed as 'Registered Specialists' with the ASI

Levin Sources' Team Members Appointed as 'Registered Specialists' with the ASI

January 4, 2018, by Jack Cooper

​Levin Sources’ Andrew Cooke and Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo have been appointed ‘Registered Specialists’ with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organisation.

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