Category: Corporations

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 Artisanal Mining Business and Human Rights Corporations Sapphires Trading


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


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 Auctions Uncategorized

Field Report: A Grad Student’s Perspective on Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction

David Richard Wistocki | 15 November 2019

After arriving in Geneva from the US on Tuesday I attended Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. Because of my travel schedule, I arrived about an hour after the auction officially started and found the entrance to the hotel surprisingly quiet and non-descript.Read More

Posted in Certification and Transparency Corporations Mapping Tools

Third-party ESG Rating Agencies on Extractive Companies

By: Qiu Quan Kua
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are widely used by investors (investment funds, pension funds, institutional investors etc.) to gauge the operations of their investee companies, and by companies to gauge their own performance.… Read More

Posted in Certification and Transparency Conflict Mining

‘Conflict-free’ Minerals Initiatives – Goals Achieved?


In response to the increasing awareness about the link between mineral extraction and the financing of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), various initiatives aimed at ‘cleaning-up’ the region’s mineral trade have been launched over the past decade.… Read More

Posted in Corporations Methodology

Track and Discourage: Global Responses to Flaring

When drillers produce crude oil from onshore or offshore industrial petroleum wells, the yield is typically accompanied by raw natural gas that can create pressure in refining equipment. When gas cannot be captured or injected back into the underground reservoir, it is disposed of through a combustion method called flaring.… Read More