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Definition of Conflict Diamonds by Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) as “rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments” is...

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Conflict Diamonds – From CAR to Cameroon and onwards

Conflict Diamonds
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Civil Society Groups respond to KP Chair’s disparaging comments

KP
The curses of mined diamonds, whether conflict financing, human rights abuses, money laundering, tax evasions, forced & child labor, environmental destruction or terrorism, are...

Diamond roughs pricing may have global standards in future

Diamond roughs
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Diamond companies need to close the sustainability gap, fast – HBR

Sustainability
A new article by Harvard Business Review (HBR) essays why luxury brands including diamond companies no longer ignore sustainability, quoting a new report by...

Events that shaped the diamond industry in 2015

Diamond
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Diamond Mining destroying Brazil’s environment and indigenous communities

Diamond Mining
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