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Bling! Bling! From miner to market: artisanal gold is ethical gold

Nikki Macdonald July 13, 2022

Meet leaders who are on the frontier of exciting change in the artisanal gold mining sector. Almost 20% of the world’s gold is produced by artisanal gold miners where this economic activity is a pathway out of subsistence living and poverty. Significant investment by multinational organizations, working with NGOs, is transforming the sector, reducing the environmental impact with innovative technologies, improving the social impact through health and education, and enhancing the frameworks to secure the supply chain. Now investors are finding opportunities in the sector to meet social goals as well as excellent returns on investment and the jewelry industry is responding to growing consumer demand for ethical gold. 


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Reimagine Systems


#ASGM #AGC #artisanalgold #MakeMercuryHistory

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of this chat is to break down myths about artisanal gold mining and illustrate the social and economic impact of investment in the sector. The hope is that investors and others leave with a better understanding of how artisanal mining is the pathway out of poverty for the 10 million people in 82 countries and represents a growing sector for smart investors along with meeting consumers' demand for ethical gold.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Government

  • Academia

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameRobert Donofrio
  • TitleFounder
  • OrganizationFutura Jewelry
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMiranda Westriuk
  • TitleDirector, Corporate Development
  • OrganizationOCIM Precious Metals SA
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameNikki Macdonald, PhD
  • TitleDeputy Executive Director
  • OrganizationArtisanal Gold Council
  • StatusConfirmed
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