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The Sustainable Luxury Forum, the pioneering platform in Sustainable Luxury Management, is back for its 3rd edition, drawing change makers, Luxury brand executives and leaders to explore, debate and address social and environmental issues challenging the Luxury and prestige industries. 

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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Breakout Session 2 - Gold as a socio-economic development tool

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Emerging initiatives within artisanal and small-scale mining are transforming manufacturing supply chains previously associated with a lack of transparency.  New technologies are improving social, environmental and labour practices to build systems of good governance and diversity.  This breakout session will discuss how gold can become a socio-economic impact creation tool that drives local development and poverty reduction.


Moderator
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth Umlas - Researcher and Consultant (human rights) - Independent

Dr. Elizabeth Umlas - Researcher and Consultant (human rights) - Independent

  Dr. Umlas is an independent researcher and consultant with over ten years’ experience in the field of business and human rights. She is currently working on international labor rights projects for UNI Global Union and the ILO, and most recently designed and taught a masters course in business and human rights at the University of Fribourg. She is also a member of the Amnesty Business Group of Switzerland.    ... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Louis Maréchal - Policy Officer On Mineral Resources - Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France

Louis Maréchal - Policy Officer On Mineral Resources - Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France

  Louis Maréchal has been working at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ General Department for Globalization since 2010, where he is in charge of implementing France’s cooperation strategy in the field of the development policies of mineral resource producing countries.   He is, more broadly, the focal point on mineral resources for the Ministry of Foreign affairs, working on conflict minerals and... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Schein - President - Gold by Gold

Patrick Schein - President - Gold by Gold

  Mr. Patrick Schein's presentation will focus on the subject of "Artisanal mining: A development tool." | |   Patrick is involved in the precious metals sector since 25 years. Based in Paris, he runs a Precious Metal Trading & Refining listed company that brought him to be in contact with ASM around Africa and South America. In 2004, he started to work on how to adapt the fair trade business model to Gold to increase the... Read More →
avatar for Mehdi Barkhordar - Managing Director - PAMP S.A.

Mehdi Barkhordar - Managing Director - PAMP S.A.

  Mehdi Barkhordar graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Decision Sciences. In 1983, Mehdi joined the MKS Group, which includes MKS (Switzerland) S.A., a leading precious metals and financial services company, and PAMP S.A., one of the world’s foremost precious metals refiners and fabricators. From central offices in Switzerland, the MKS Group operates globally through... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Bovet - Senior Programme Manager - Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

Olivier Bovet - Senior Programme Manager - Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

  Olivier Bovet is Senior Programme Manager in the Economic Cooperation and Development Directorate of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, in charge of sustainable export promotion programmes for developing countries.  He has been active in development cooperation over many years, at SECO as well as in Serbia and Pakistan.    Olivier Bovet holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute for International and... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
F - COPENHAGEN