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Posted in Indigenous People Water management

The Winters Doctrine and the case of the Oahe Dam

The perception of nature within Indigenous tribes in the United States (US) is unique. For most Indigenous peoples, the relationship with all beings and places begins at birth and continues until death.… Read More

Posted in Artisanal Mining Business and Human Rights Corporations Sapphires Trading

BRANDING STRATEGY OF THE BLUE SAPPHIRE INDUSTRY IN CEYLON

Blue Sapphire, among one of the big three precious coloured gemstones, is a variety of the mineral conundrum consisting of Aluminium Oxide. Sri Lanka (or Ceylon), also referred as the Gems Island, is not only the steadiest producer of Blue Sapphires, but the mines here are the oldest in the world and their exports have been in existence for more than 2500 years.… Read More

Posted in Auctions Certification and Transparency Corporations Diamond Trading

Christie’s Magnificent Jewelry Auction 2019

World’s one of the oldest and now one of the largest and most famous auction house, Christie’s, carrying a reputation for luxury around the world, held its annual Magnificent Jewel Auction 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva on 12th November 2019.

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Posted in Agriculture Business and Human Rights Certification and Transparency Civil Society Conflict Corporations Impact Mitigation Indigenous People Mining Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Stakeholder State Sustainability Trading

Corporate Social Responsibility, a General Overview

Development

The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) appeared more than 50 years ago in Howard Bowen’s publication: Social Responsibilities of the Businessmen (1953). The term has evolved for years, but there is an overall understanding among scholars that CSR is the result of the moral obligation that companies have within the society in which they operate.Read More

Posted in Diamond

The Development of The Diamond Industry Through an Analysis of De Beers

Diamonds together with graphite are the solid form of carbon. The difference is in the molecular structure, which makes it the hardest known material and the one with the greatest thermal conductivity.… Read More

Posted in Mapping Tools Methodology Sand Mining

Sand Mining Locations in India

In India, mining for sand is as valuable as mining for gold. This is due to large-scale urbanization and rapid construction which is the primary industry that this sand is used in.… Read More

Posted in Health Mining Toxin

Why Continue Producing Toxins? Global Asbestos Extraction and its Human Impact

Production of Asbestos is one of the most controversial natural resource extractions due to its impact on humans, as the material is widely considered as a toxin. Since the asbestos controversy from the late 1980s to the 1990s, most industrialized countries have banned asbestos.… Read More

Posted in Mining Resource Management

Great Barrier Reef and Coal Export — a Zero-Sum Game?

The Great Barrier Reef, lying to the Northeast of Australia, has long been regarded as a national and international gem. Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is home to over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays.… Read More

Posted in Blockchain New Technology Uncategorized

Blockchain and Social Exclusion

Blockchain and social exclusion 

Blockchain, especially cryptocurrency, as a technology is relatively novel and has lot be explored. However, the important question that arises for me is whether the technology is for everyone or just a few sections.… Read More