Levin Sources’ Due Diligence Manager, Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo, has contributed a chapter to a new book, ‘Building New Bridges Between Business and Society’.
Dr. Di Lorenzo’s chapter, ‘Mineral Supply Chain Transparency: Soft and Hard Laws on Supply Chains Due Diligence and the Rise of Public-Private Partnerships’, focuses on soft (voluntary) and hard (mandatory) laws on due diligence and supply chain transparency in the mineral sector and the rise of multi-stakeholder initiatives or public private partnerships (PPPs) as a means to promote legal advancement and compliance.
Concentrating on responsible mineral supply chains, it argues that since the Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, the path to regulate businesses’ behaviour turned towards mandatory legislation, whilst keeping voluntary forms of regulation.
The book, a collection of essays by professionals working in and around responsible business conduct, claims that “by situating ethics first in an entrepreneurial context, we can better identify the core values, virtues, and vices of business.”
You can reach out to Dr. Di Lorenzo by email.