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Bernadette Larcher, Communications & PR

Bernadette Larcher partners with ELL on corporate communications and support for brands on their journey towards sustainability.

Bernadette Larcher draws on her more than 15 years work experience in PR and communications with a focus on the luxury industry. She supports companies in their strategy, communications, inspiration, and education at various stages of their sustainability journey. She starts by developing responsible enterprise strategies and accompanies organisations in implementing greater corporate responsibility right across the value chain. She creates simple processes and advises clients on how to communicate effectively; how to be transparent in all business activities and therefore credible.  She believes that it is our responsibility as good citizens of the world and as professionals to adhere to strong values. We must practice them at all times and be a driving influence within organisations. She uses this as a guiding principle and a strategic advantage as she strives for best practice within her own business and for her clients.


Neil Shearer, CB1 Associates

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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, GolaMa project partner

ELL partners with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL, local BirdLife Partner in Liberia) on the EU-funded GolaMa – Connecting Forest and People project in northern Liberia (Grant DCI-ENV/2013/323889).

RSPB is the largest nature conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. The organisation works with its partners to protect threatened birds, wildlife and habitats across the UK including in over 200 RSPB-owned and managed nature reserves. RSPB also conducts research on the threats faced by and is a dedicated advocate for nature conservation.

The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International, the largest partnership of conservation organisations working to give nature a home around the world. That is how and why the RSPB also works internationally through this partnership. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the RSPB working in the Gola rainforest.

For more information on the GolaMa project, please read our project news.

Social Terrain,

Social Terrain is an impact investment firm, driving social change by coordinating businesses and investors to address intractable development and social problems.

ELL, as one of the world’s leading consultancies on artisanal and small-scale mining, is deeply familiar with the challenges of the mineral sector.

Together, we will bring leading businesses, governments, NGOs and communities together around our shared resolve to overcome these challenges and bring about resilient futures.

Estelle Levin Ltd. has partnered with Social Terrain since 2015. ELL and Social Terrain Directors, Estelle Levin and Emery Brusset, have done business together since 2010.

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ELL and SuDCA Development Consultants partner to work on a World Bank project in Ethiopia. The undertaking will provide representatives of selected ASM communities (with a focus on female miners), as well as representatives from the Regional Mining Bureaus (RBM) and Ministry of Mines (MoM)  managing the sector on a daily basis, with the tools and foundations in basic, modern and efficient small-scale / artisanal mining techniques and technologies for reducing the ecological and social damage caused by it.

The project aims to increase productivity and incomes of ASM by supporting the use of appropriate, intermediate technologies while encouraging environmentally responsible and safe practices, with an emphasis on the social and economic empowerment of women.

SuDCA Development Consultants were established in 2001. They work in the Horn of Africa, with offices in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, and Juba in South Sudan. They are devoted to promoting self-reliance and social progress across Ethiopia. As a consultancy, they employ rights based, participatory, and gender sensitive development approaches to their areas of expertise, including Natural Resources and Environment Management (NRM). They recently conducted a baseline study of ASM in Ethiopia in 2013.


Global Mercury Partnership,

ELL is proud to be a member of the Global Mercury Partnership. Since 2015, ELL has focused on contributing to the Partnership’s work through artisanal and small-scale gold mining stream.

The UNEP Global Mercury Partnership is a voluntary and collaborative relationship amongst various parties, in which all participants agree to work together in a systematic way to take immediate actions to achieve the goal of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership. Established in 2008, the partnership supports immediate actions on mercury in parallel to the negotiations of a mercury convention.[1]

The overall goal of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership is to protect human health and the global environment from the release of mercury and its compounds by minimizing and, where feasible, ultimately eliminating global, anthropogenic mercury releases to air, water and land. [2]
[1] UNEP GMP, 2015
[2] UNEP GMP, 2015

Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime

ELL partners The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI) to launch the GIFF project. The primary aim of the GIFF Project is to raise awareness and understanding on illicit financial flows (IFFs) and the presence of criminal networks in gold supply chains, as well as to understand to what extent, and in what ways, IFFs are an impediment to the formalisation of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASM) supply chains.

The GI is a network of prominent law enforcement, governance and development practitioners who are dedicated to seeking new and innovative strategies to end organized crime. Launched formally in New York in September 2013, GI is a Geneva-based applied research and policy body established around a network of senior experts on transnational crime, representing a diverse range of sectors including law enforcement, bilateral and multilateral institutions, independent analysts and academics, as well as practitioners.  The GI works on a number of thematic and geographic priority areas, including environmental crime, human trafficking and smuggling, cybercrime, and their impacts on governance, development and fragility.

Specifically in regards to the GI’s work relating to the gold sector, the GI recently concluded two regional studies, the first looking at ASGM and the intersection with organised crime in Latin America, which will be launched in Geneva in March 2016. The second study examines IFFs related to the ASGM sector and gold smuggling in West Africa, and is part of a larger report authored by the GI for the OECD which will be launched later in 2016.

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