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Best of 2018: Publications and Blogs

Best of 2018: Publications and Blogs

January 2, 2019, by Jack Cooper

A summary of reports, studies, thought pieces and articles published by Levin Sources in 2018.

Why an integrated response is needed to mainstream biodiversity best practices across the mining sector

Why an integrated response is needed to mainstream biodiversity best practices across the mining sector

November 27, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Risks to biodiversity posed by Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) receive little attention when compared with Large-scale Mining (LSM), despite the severity of direct, indirect and cumulative impacts. Is ASM considered unmanageable and therefore slips down agendas?

Estelle Levin-Nally joins Ethical Metalsmiths Advisory Council

Estelle Levin-Nally joins Ethical Metalsmiths Advisory Council

November 22, 2018, by Jack Cooper

​Levin Sources’ Founder and Director Estelle Levin-Nally has joined the Advisory Council of Ethical Metalsmiths​, a US-based organisation of jewellery industry professionals inspiring responsible production and consumption.

Spotlighting environmental impacts of ASM at the Convention on Biological Diversity

Spotlighting environmental impacts of ASM at the Convention on Biological Diversity

November 5, 2018, by Jack Cooper

Levin Sources Associate Jonathan R Stacey is contributing to a panel discussion on what companies are doing with regards to mainstreaming biodiversity into the mining sector - what works, what doesn’t and sharing lessons learnt. We want to get your views on the table too.

Available Now: 'Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans'

Available Now: 'Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans'

October 16, 2018, by Jack Cooper

A new handbook from UNITAR and UN Environment and reviewed by Levin Sources' Adam Rolfe is available now.

'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation

'Gender Safeguards for the Kimberley Process' Open for Consultation

October 12, 2018, by Jack Cooper

How can a fairer mineral​ system empower women and create more opportunities for us all? Global and Local Policy Dimension Briefing Documents for the European Commission and GIZ/BMZ available for consultation and feedback now

Estelle Levin-Nally Chairing Session on Forest-Smart Mining at the IGF AGM

Estelle Levin-Nally Chairing Session on Forest-Smart Mining at the IGF AGM

October 8, 2018, by Jack Cooper

​​Levin Sources' Director Estelle Levin-Nally is chairing a session at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Geneva on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

#WorldGorillaDay State of the Apes: Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation

#WorldGorillaDay State of the Apes: Extractive Industries and Ape Conservation

September 24, 2018, by Jack Cooper

​This World Gorilla Day​, we're pleased to share a publication and video on the relationship between Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) and ape conservation.​

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.

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