Saleem H. Ali’s research on ASM has focused on environmental conflicts in the sector and mechanisms of formalizing environmental remediation and safety of mined sites. He has particularly focused on ASM in the jewelry sector through partnerships with the Tiffany & Co. Foundation and the GIA. Dr. Ali was one of the researchers involved in the CASM initiative (a precursor to Delve platform). Professor Ali is a member of the United Nations International Resource Panel and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). He received his doctorate in environmental planning from MIT; Masters in Environmental Studies from Yale University and a Bachelors in Chemistry from Tufts University (summa cum laude).