Category: Stakeholder

Posted in Conflict Corporations Indigenous People Mining State Uncategorized

Gold Extraction in Gyama Valley, Tibetan Plateau – When Narratives Clash


While the predominant view of the natural world and global environmental discourse stems from a western neoliberal legacy, the indigenous views of nature is set in a polemic opposition of this mainstream narrative.… Read More

Posted in Agriculture Indigenous People Mining Sustainability Uncategorized

Guano Extraction and Indigeneity

Bird poop – the original fertilizer

For thousands of years, indigenous populations have used different forms of fertilizer to grow crops. In Latin America and Oceania, the use of excrement, eggshells, and carcasses of seabirds, bats, and seals has helped crops flourish even in poor soil.… Read More

Posted in Amber Artisanal Mining Indigenous People Mining

Reshaping society: amber extraction in Chiapas.

Amber, the fossilized resin of extinct trees has been present in Chiapas, in southeastern Mexico for more than 20 million years. the native people of Chiapas used it as an ornament and, according to folk medicine, it had healing properties.Read More

Posted in Artisanal Mining Business and Human Rights Civil Society Conflict State

Responsible Sourcing Initiatives in the DRC: Challenges and Opportunities

With nearly 6 million killed and 3 million internally displaced since 1988 (Consunji, 2014), the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the deadliest in recent history.… Read More

Posted in Corporations Stakeholder

Human Rights Watch and Christie’s: Two Auctions, Two Worlds


On the 12th of November, I attended Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction at the Hotel des Bergues. That same week, on Thursday the 14th of November, I volunteered at Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) annual dinner, the NGO’s greatest source of funding in the year, during which fundraising takes place in the form of a big auction.… Read More

Posted in Blockchain Climte Change Cryptocurrency Energy Health Mining New Technology Sustainability Trading

The environmental impacts of Cryptocurrencies

More and more frequently we hear words such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and Ethereum, digital-based medium of exchange known as ‘cryptocurrencies’. Most often, we hear about the beneficial potentials of cryptocurrency, such as that of not being controlled by any central authority, but working primarily as a decentralized, peer-to-peer network of exchange, recorded and produced by the cryptocurrency community as a whole (Krishnan et al.… Read More

Posted in Corporations Stakeholder State

Gazprom and CSR for the sake of appearance


The way each company articulated its CSR policies can be different from one another. An extent to which a company engages in CSR is determined by a number of variables, among which we can find its legacy, affiliations with the government and other stakeholders, values and others.Read More

Posted in Auctions

Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction

On the 13th of November, at 7:00 PM, the third session of the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The auction presented property of an important Asian American Collection featuring some iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewelry houses, such as Serti Mysterieux, Cartier, and diamond jewels by Harry Winston.

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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