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ABOUT US

Originally set up in 2007, Weave Consulting has recently been re-launched following a rebranding exercise and the development of a new business proposition to its clients – CSR auditing and consultancy. At Weave Consulting, we understand that forward thinking leaders need innovative solutions in order to overcome business challenges. We therefore offer to conduct CSR audits which will then help business leaders identify where to implement CSR initiatives which will lead to competitive advantage and increase profitability – all whilst leaving a positive impact on their communities and creating a sense of purpose for them and those around them: a WIN-WIN for all!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to help forward thinking business leaders transform their companies in order to operate in a more sustainable and ethical manner whilst increasing profitability. Our work is inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals – a collection of global goals set by the United Nations, covering a broad range of social and economic development issues, which include poverty, health, education, climate change, gender equality, energy, environment and social justice; as well as the UN Business and Human Rights Framework – an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.

OUR TEAM

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Dr Roberta Lepre

Managing Consultant
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Simon Casolani

Business Development Consultant
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Isotta Rossoni

Research Associate
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Dr Lara Bezzina

Research Associate

Dr Roberta Lepre

Managing Consultant

Roberta was admitted to the bar in 2004, after having spent two years in a leading law firm, during which time she gained experience in general civil and commercial law. Following that, she joined the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality as Legal Advisor. Between 2008 and 2017 she served as Director of Victim Support Malta, an NGO which provides support to victims of crime. Other past roles include serving as a member of the Guardian for Future Generations, a high level body set up under the Sustainable Development Act, Chairperson of the Platform for Human Rights Organisations in Malta, and member of the Commission on Domestic Violence.

 

Recently, Dr. Lepre has been commissioned by Government to draft a new Equality bill, which is to be discussed in Parliament in the coming weeks. She is a well known contributor in the media and is regularly invited to address various conferences and seminars. She is also a practicing advocate.

 

Roberta set up Weave Consulting in 2007, as a boutique firm originally focusing on equality and diversity. Over the years, and following successful completion of various projects, Weave Consulting evolved to offer CSR services, particularly CSR audits to forward thinking companies – the offer being developed on the firm belief that a well implemented CSR strategy produces tangible solutions to a variety of challenges which business must overcome in order to remain competitive.

Simon Casolani

Business Development Consultant

Simon graduated with honours in Hotel Management from the Institute of Tourism Studies in 1999. He subsequently completed his Masters Degree in Tourism Management with Distinction from Bournemouth University in 2001. He spent nearly 15 years working in various managerial capacities within the Hospitality sector and has also worked on related consultancy roles. Subsequently, in 2012, Simon joined Quad Consultancy, a boutique HR and Recruitment Consultancy, where he worked for 6 years, in a variety of roles, culminating in Head of Operations & Recruitment while also becoming a partner. Simon & Roberta Lepre first crossed paths professionally in 2012 when they worked together on an EU Funded equality project for the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE). He is now assisting Roberta as Business Development Consultant with CSR projects. Simon is a firm believer in need for organisations to have a responsible, ethical and sustainable approach to the running of their companies.

Isotta Rossoni

Research Associate

Ms. Isotta Rossoni is a criminologist, currently also working as Project Manager for local NGO Victim Support Malta, and concurrently, as Research Support Officer and casual lecturer at the University of Malta. Ms. Rossoni has a few years’ experience working in the NGO sector in Malta and holds expertise in project management (including management of EU projects), grant writing, organisation of events, development and delivery of trainings/lectures on various topics and issues, and international research. Her MSc dissertation was ‘highly commended’ through the Sunley prize competition run by the Howard League for Penal Reform (UK), which rewards Masters students who produce outstanding research and further the cause of penal reform. In 2015, Ms. Rossoni participated in Pecha Kucha Valletta – an international event akin to TEDx – delivering a presentation on gender and crime. Ms. Rossoni is fluent in English, Italian, Russian and Spanish; and has excellent organisational, public speaking, research and analytical skills. In the past, she has volunteered for various NGOs in the UK, Italy and Malta. 

Dr Lara Bezzina

Research Associate

Lara Bezzina is an experienced researcher and practitioner with over ten years of professional experience in the field of disability, gender, race, development, postcolonial theory, human rights and participatory action research. Her professional and voluntary experience comprises working with NGOs, academia and the public sector. Holding a doctorate in human geography, her research experience includes facilitating participatory action research in a Global South context; research carried out on behalf of Amnesty International Malta; and research conducted for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). As a practitioner, she has experience in, among others, organisational capacity building in developing countries, EU funding, lobbying and advocacy, and working with disabled people, children and disadvantaged groups.