Assheton Carter has been at the forefront of the CSR movement for more than 25 years, with a focus on the mining, metals and materials value chain. He has launched and led several significant public private partnerships and structured innovative ‘green’ supply chains. His track record includes a number of ‘firsts’: first fully traceable line of gold and silver jewellery from mine to market; first diamonds with full chain of custody from Kimberlite pipe to pendant; first investments into biodiversity offsets; first conflict-free trading scheme for tin and tungsten; first fully traceable artisanal gold to be sourced by a luxury brand; first certified small-mine with a chain of custody certified to international standards; first provenance-assured opals to be worn on the red carpet; first certified gold to be included in a cell phone’s supply chain; and, first completely controlled system to market emeralds from Zambia to Zurich.
Assheton Carter is head of the Advisory Board at Eco Age, the sustainable brand consultancy led by eco-campaigner Livia Firth, Chair of the Accountability Standards Board, and director of the Dragonfly Initiative, a sustainability advisory platform and incubator providing business development, risk management and programme and asset management services. He chairs and serves on a number of boards and expert panels for standard-setting organisations, NGOs and private companies.