Gold is yellow, could it be green : challenges and perspectives on the finance of a sustainable production

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Tuesday 16 May 2017 / 18:30 – 20:00
University of Geneva : UniMail, room M1150 (first floor)

Public conference, free entry

You are invited to an aperitif that is held in a suite.

The International Institute of Industrial Ecology and Green Economy, under the direction of Dr. Alpha Dramé, is pleased to invite you to its Round Table on May 16, 2017, at the University of Geneva. It will be moderated by Dr. Catherine Ferrier, responsible for the Corporate Social Responsability certificate of the University of Geneva.

This roundtable is part of a series of conferences related to its “Finding Sustainable Solutions for Gold Production and Commercialization” program. For this purpose, a master thesis entitled “The gold market, sustainable development as a common vision? Was made at the University of Geneva


Summary of the Round table 

From the mine to the bullion and the watch, the gold market involves a large number of players including miners, refiners, banks and jewelers. Faced with the challenges of the gold market, new international standards are emerging causing the evolution of the practices of the players in the gold sector towards a more “sustainable” / responsible production, respectful of principles such as those of transparency, human rights and the environment. If sustainability is the shared vision in the gold market, to what degree is coordination? This two-hour public lecture will expose the current state of the gold market, its issues, solutions and perspectives. Starting from the extraction phase at the mining level, the presentation will focus successively on the stages of processing by refineries and jewelers, and that of investment and sustainable finance. For each step, an intervenor will share his / her point of view on the issues and the associated solutions. A short discussion will close the Round Table.



Location : University of Geneva, Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1204 Geneva, UniMail room M1150 (first floor)

Date : Tuesday 16 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00

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