International Institute for Sustainable Development

Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

Published November 30, 2017 with the International Institute for Sustainable Development | By Clare Church It’s starting to become a familiar image: a young, Congolese miner working in dire and sometimes violent conditions, searching for the valuable minerals needed to power our smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. Although documentaries like When Elephants Fight, Al Jazeera news specials, and… Continue reading Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

Journal of Political Inquiry

What the sponsors of the Global Citizen Conference forgot to mention

Published October 5, 2016 on the Journal of Political Inquiry | By Clare Church 60,000 fans waved their smartphones in the air as Beyoncé joined Eddie Vedder to close the Global Citizen Conference last weekend in New York with Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” What the socially-conscious fans probably didn’t know is that to supply the minerals… Continue reading What the sponsors of the Global Citizen Conference forgot to mention