Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo is a Manager of Due Diligence in the Better Business division of Levin Sources. She is a consultant, trainer and policy advisor specialising in integrity, human and labour rights, and sustainable business. Over the course of more than 10 years working in different countries and with public, private and not-for-profit organisations, Fabiana has built innovative tools and methodologies to address key issues businesses face when building sustainable supply chains and in operationalising standards and normative documents.
Fabiana is a highly skilled practitioner who works closely with clients to develop context-specific solutions to source minerals in a responsible and sustainable way. During her time at Levin Sources, Fabiana has helped corporate clients, development agencies, NGOs and governments make decisions that have been instrumental in improving their business and governance practices.
Fabiana has lead full-scale reviews of due diligence processes, wrote policies, developed training materials for stakeholder education on due diligence requirements and obligations, helped companies identify opportunities to source minerals from sustainable ASM and worked on the development of the Mineral Tracking Database for the ICGLR. She also advised downstream companies on successful enhanced due diligence practices, mitigation and remediation of risks and she is advising the EC to design a comprehensive support system on due diligence for SMEs.
She also curates and developed many of the tools for our pioneering Due Diligence Hub toolkit, which includes tools for country risk assessment (including conflict affected and high risk areas), forced and child labour assessment, mitigation and remediation tools and the artisanal and small-scale mining resilience pathway.
Prior to joining Levin Sources, Fabiana offered consultancy services, carried out researches and lived in more than 10 countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, UK, South Africa, Ghana, Italy and many others. She also delivered training programmes for public, private and not-for-profits through IMA International.
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, which is developing a global market entry standard for artisanal and small-scale mining. She is regular expert speaker on panels relating to due diligence, responsible sourcing and good governance across Europe and the world.
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 from King’s College London, and 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.