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May 2018 Newsletter: 'Responsible' vs. 'Sustainable' Sourcing, Changing Donor Priorities, and European Development Days 2018

May 2018 Newsletter: 'Responsible' vs. 'Sustainable' Sourcing, Changing Donor Priorities, and European Development Days 2018

May 16, 2018, by Jack Cooper

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.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: The Difference Between Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: The Difference Between Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing

May 11, 2018, by Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo & Jack Cooper

What is the difference between 'responsible' and 'sustainable' sourcing? We cut through the buzzwords and look at how jewellery companies can build value through responsible and sustainable practices.

Event: ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions at OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Event: ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions at OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

April 11, 2018, by Adam Rolfe

Members of the Levin Sources team will be in attendence at the OECD 12th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains and the OECD-World Bank Event on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining April 17 - 20. There, we are hosting ICGLR RCM Revision Side-Sessions​ to solicit stakeholder feedback.

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Trust-Based and Compliance-Based Cultures

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Trust-Based and Compliance-Based Cultures

April 4, 2018, by Victoria Gronwald & Estelle Levin-Nally

Explore how both trust and compliance are crucial to any business relationship, and are especially important as mechanisms for risk management in the jewellery sector.

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.

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