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