Susannah McLaren, LBMA's Compliance & Responsible Sourcing Manager, Joanne Lebert, Executive Director at IMPACT and Luke Fiske, PhD Candidate at Smith School of Business, Queen's University discussed how the discourse of risk is perceived and how this can be detrimental to artisanal and small scale mining (ASM).
Joanne and Luke enlighten us on IMPACT's initiative 'Just Gold' in Côte d'Ivoire and the DRC and provide suggestions on how to positively redirect the perception of risk. They also look at what can be done to encourage engagement with ASM in order to ensure it is a viable option in the supply chain.
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ASM Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Neil Harby (LBMA) and Jennifer Peyser (RESOLVE) discuss the LBMA and OECD’s Call to Action, and turn their attention to the importance of ASM to LBMA, why we’re getting involved and what issues are being faced in the current global environment.
Switzerland's Public & Private Support for ASM
Neil Harby (LBMA), Diana Culillas (SBGA), Jose Ramon Camino (Metalor), and Monica Rubiolo (SECO) look at the complexities and challenges of artisanal and small-scale mining, explore the effective initiatives currently taking place, and reflect on the key factors necessary for cooperation across the supply chain.
The CRAFT Code
Neil Harby (LBMA), Kevin Telmer (Artisanal Gold Council), and Matthew Chambers (ARM) Together, our panellists discuss Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in finer detail, explore the changes and challenges we have seen in the sector and discuss the notable developments and trends being observed.
U.S. Perspectives on Responsible Sourcing for Gold in the Time of COVID-19
Pamela Fierst-Walsh (U.S. State Department) provides a U.S. perspective on responsible sourcing for gold in a world of COVID-19. The Dodd-Frank regime, international sanctions and the impact of COVID-19 on the ASM sector will also be addressed.