Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo is the Senior Manager, Responsible Sourcing at Levin Sources where she provides strategic direction to the Better Business division which offers services on responsible sourcing, due diligence, risk management, and ESG in mineral and metal supply chains. She has experience working as a consultant, trainer and policy advisor and has worked on responsible sourcing and supply chains since 2005 with exposure to various commodities including agricultural products, garment, minerals and metals.
Since joining Levin Sources in 2016, Fabiana has advised companies, governments, international organisations and standard setters. She has helped mid-upstream and upstream businesses with their full-scale review of due diligence processes and procedures as well as with operationalising standards and normative documents. Fabiana also facilitates industry workshops and multi-stakeholder platforms and she provides strategic advisory to standard setters and sustainability initiatives.
A due diligence expert...
Over the years, Fabiana has developed a wide range of due diligence tools which set the foundation for the Due Diligence IT solution soon to be launched by Levin Sources. Fabiana is leading the development of the European Commission-funded Due Diligence Ready! Platform which features a comprehensive support system on due diligence for SMEs that will need to comply with the EC regulation on supply chain due diligence in seven languages.
Recent projects include the mapping and risk identification of more than 15 minerals and metals as well as political, legal and environmental risk assessment of several industrial minerals. Fabiana leverages her expertise in gold supply chain and her vast network and client portfolio in the gold sector to drive demand and co-investment for traceable, conflict-free ASM gold from eastern DRC by increasing its visibility, reputation and availability as well as by identifying strategies to overcome trading bottlenecks.
Fabiana is a member of the Science Board of CSR Dialogforum, where she provides special strategic input on human rights and business. She is also a member of the Market Entry Standard for Artisanal and Small-scale Producers of Gold and Associated Precious Metals (MES) Advisory Group, where she provided technical input on the development of a leading global market entry standard for artisanal and small-scale mining. She is a regular speaker on panels relating to due diligence, responsible sourcing and good governance across Europe and the world.
... with labour and supply chain experience
Prior to joining Levin Sources, Fabiana worked as an independent CSR and public private partnership consultant. She delivered training for IMA International, worked for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as well as for the International Training Centre of the ILO where she managed global projects on the advancement of the eight fundamental labour conventions. She also worked for the UK government on matters related to youth employment and SMEs support. She led the development of the Business Forum, a multi-stakeholder platform with some of the most important companies in the borough to ensure full alignment and reciprocal leverage of companies’ CSR commitments with government’s policies. Between 2015 and 2011 Fabiana also worked as researcher on agricultural supply chains in West Africa, Kenya, Italy and South Africa.
Fabiana holds a PhD in law from King’s College London, where she researched the role of Public Private Partnerships in addressing the worst forms of child labour in global supply chains. She also holds a Master’s in Law (Criminology and Criminal Justice) from King’s College London, a Master in Human Rights and International Development and a Bachelor’s degree in International Development (Major in Economics) from the University of Turin (Italy).
Fabiana works in English, Italian, French and Spanish. She is based between Levin Sources, Cambridge; and Frankfurt.