17 Mar 2017
Follow the Money: Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
Estelle Levin-Nally is the Founder and Director of Levin Sources. She founded the company in 2010 as a catalyst to facilitate better business and good governance in the mineral sector. Estelle has convened a team of experts and specialists with whom she has developed service propositions that solve complex problems and add value for communities, stakeholders and shareholders around the world.
Estelle leads the company’s Better Business and Impact & Innovation divisions. With more than 14 years’ experience in supply chain due diligence, conflict-affected and high risk areas, conservation, and raw materials, she is well-positioned to deliver bespoke, discrete and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most high-profile brands.
Estelle is an internationally recognised leader in artisanal and small-scale mining and responsible sourcing. She has spoken at high profile events and conferences around the world and has been an expert participant in a number of panels and knowledge sharing initiatives.
As a Team Lead, Estelle manages projects with a focus on client requirements alignment, rigorous methodological approaches, opportunity identification and quality control. Her solutions are both context-sensitive and commercially astute.
Estelle has been instrumental in the founding and technical implementation of a series of programmes that develop innovative toolkits and strategies to address issues surrounding artisanal and small-scale mining. In 2016, Estelle developed The GIFF Project: an initiative to deepen the understanding of illicit financial flows linked to artisanal and small-scale gold mining, in collaboration with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime. The tools developed by the initiative have been applied in Sierra Leone and Ghana.
In 2010, Estelle developed the ASM-PACE initiative in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) to address artisanal and small-scale mining in protected areas and critical ecosystems. The resulting programme focused on building stakeholder knowledge and capacity for tackling issues with a focus on human rights, corruption, security and governance. The tools developed are now part of another Levin Sources-pioneered project: BEST-ASM.
Estelle has a Master’s degree in Geography, with a focus on sustainable development, natural resources, conflict minerals, climate change and CSR, from the University of British Columbia. She also holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Edinburg.
Estelle works in English, French, and Spanish. She is based at Levin Sources, Cambridge, UK.
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