Pamela provides a US 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.
Pamela has focused on critical foreign policy and national security issues throughout her career, including counter-terrorism, atrocities prevention, and humanitarian assistance. Pamela appeared in the Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influencers in 2019, according to data management company Assent Compliance. She played a key role in shaping the 2019 U.S. Federal Strategy on Critical Minerals to improve U.S. competitiveness for clean energy and technological advancement.
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LBMA Annual Responsible Sourcing Report
LBMA's Responsible Sourcing team outline its strategy for the future of Responsible Sourcing, recommendations for Bullion Centres and Country of Origin data. Dr Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at The University of Basel also contributed to this webinar.
Responsible Sourcing of ASM Materials: From Risk to Opportunity
Susannah McLaren (LBMA), Joanne Lebert (IMPACT) and Luke Fiske (Queen's University) discussed how risk is perceived, how it can be detrimental to ASM, and provide suggestions on how to positively redirect the perception of risk.
Conflict & High-Risk Gold
Sasha Lezhnev (The Sentry) provides context to the issue of conflict and high-risk gold. Sasha stresses the fact that, in order for responsible sourcing to actually work, there needs to be a market for responsibly sourced gold.