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GIFF: Footnotes to Nowhere

GIFF: Footnotes to Nowhere

September 28, 2016, by Mark Mattner

ASM is a sector whose challenges and problems have been very well documented - but in which the solutions are much more difficult to ascertain

GIFF: Where the Flow Goes

GIFF: Where the Flow Goes

September 14, 2016, by Marcena Hunter

A definition of illicit financial flows, what’s missing from the data – and the role of the GIFF Project across the entire supply chain

GIFF: Mistaken Identity

GIFF: Mistaken Identity

August 31, 2016, by Felix Hruschka

Examining the definitions of informal and illicit mining

From Sri Lankan mine to Sapphire ring: My Jewellery Journey

From Sri Lankan mine to Sapphire ring: My Jewellery Journey

August 25, 2016, by Jane Barnett

A customer's journey to owning a piece of bespoke and ethical jewellery: from dream to reality

GIFF: Hands on the Elephant

GIFF: Hands on the Elephant

August 16, 2016, by Estelle Levin-Nally

How the GIFF Project can help stakeholders formalise the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining sector

GIFF: Follow the Money: How to Formalise the Gold Sector

GIFF: Follow the Money: How to Formalise the Gold Sector

August 10, 2016, by Estelle Levin-Nally

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

Notes from the Field: USA

Notes from the Field: USA

July 4, 2016, by Asher Smith

Levin Souces associate Asher Smith shares thoughts on The Dodd Frank Act's Section 1502 on conflict minerals.

A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part Two

A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part Two

May 6, 2016, by Anna Barker

Part two of Anna Barker's conversation with bespoke jewellery Harriet Kelsall

A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part One

A Conversation with Harriet Kelsall – Part One

April 29, 2016, by Anna Barker

Anna Barker speaks to bespoke jewellery Harriet Kelsall in a two-part interview

What Mongolia's Artisanal Miners Are Teaching Us: The Link Between Human Rights and ASM Formalisation

What Mongolia's Artisanal Miners Are Teaching Us: The Link Between Human Rights and ASM Formalisation

April 4, 2016, by Patience Singo & Estelle Levin-Nally

Two years ago, we sat with artisanal gold miners in a ger at Bayankhongor, Mongolia, learning about their work. One of the miners, Mr. Byambadorj, stood up to say something we don’t often hear:

Fairtrade: Worth its Weight in Gold

Fairtrade: Worth its Weight in Gold

February 29, 2016, by Anna Barker

In celebration of Fairtrade fortnight (Feb 29-March 13), Anna Barker talks to Estelle Levin-Nally about the story behind Fairtrade gold, the challenges it faces, and why it’s so important.

Impact Investment in Minerals? Innovation finds a home in Finance – in terms of social responsibility that is, and making a difference.

Impact Investment in Minerals? Innovation finds a home in Finance – in terms of social responsibility that is, and making a difference.

January 25, 2016, by Emery Brusset Managing Director, Social Terrain

All around the world last year, $80 billion dollars were invested as ‘impact investments’.[1] The trend is growing and changing the way we think about finance, investment, development and corporate responsibility. Emery Brusset, Managing Director at ELL’s new partner, Social Terrain, describes what ‘impact investment’ is and how his company is using it to revolutionize even the most intractable industries: mining and minerals.

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