April 03, 2020

Conflict & High-Risk Gold

Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy, The Sentry; Sakhila Mirza, Executive Board Director & General Counsel, LBMA.

Sasha Lezhnev provides context to the issue of conflict and high-risk gold and agrees with Dr Pieth that de-risking is not an option. He highlights the many ways in which conflict gold can be easily smuggled and stresses that more needs to be done by the industry to focus on the red flags in responsible sourcing when conducting due diligence reports, and provides five recommendations as to how this can be done.

Sasha stresses the fact that, in order for responsible sourcing to actually work, there needs to be a market for responsibly sourced gold.

This webinar is CPD Accredited. For more information, please contact events@lbma.org.uk.