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Leading The Charge For Change – Our Chance To Transform The Cobalt Mining Sector

BY ASSHETON CARTER & DAVID STURMES | JUNE 5, 2020 For the last 1.5 years, our TDI Impact team at the Impact Facility have been working with Fairphone, Signify and Huayou Cobalt to develop a programme that addresses the most urgent issues associated with the production of cobalt by artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As

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ASM Gold Deserves Support from Formal Finance

BY CARLA NEEFS | DECEMBER 23, 2019

The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold sector is largely unknown or poorly understood with a dubious reputation worldwide among micro-credit financiers, impact investors and the private sector. There is a perception that investing in and financing of ASM comes with insurmountable risk. However investing of any kind carries risk, and this barrier may be dismantled over time as various pilot investment projects demonstrate ASM can present a viable investment opportunity. In this new series of blog articles, we aim to share important insights into this complex arena, analyse the challenges and discuss possible solutions.

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IMPACT INVESTORS MISSING OUT ON HUGE POTENTIAL OF ASM GOLD

BY CARLA NEEFS | JANUARY 21, 2020

The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold sector suffers from a dubious reputation worldwide among micro-credit financiers, impact investors and the private sector. There is a persistent perception that investing in and financing of ASM comes with a high level of risk. However, this perception is inaccurate and unfair. In this new series of blog articles, we aim to share important insights into this complex arena, and analyse the challenges and possible solutions.

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