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ABOUT US

Established in 2007, Weave Consulting understands that forward thinking leaders need innovative solutions in order to overcome business challenges in a meaningful and sustainable way. We therefore offer to conduct Corporate Social Responsibility audits which help them to identify initiatives which will lead to both to competitive advantage and increased profitability and a sense of purpose which delivers a positive impact on their communities; At Weave we strive to ensure our clients are ‘Doing Good at Making Money’.

OUR MISSION

In helping forward thinking business leaders build profitable, purpose driven sustainable companies, we are inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals which covera broad range of social and economic development issues including poverty, health, education, climate change, gender equality, energy, environment and social justice. We also look towards 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.

In doing this we seek the ensure that our clients understand the crucial role that only the business community can play in achieving these ambitious goals for our planet. As it becomes increasingly clear that the efforts of Governments and NGOs, which of course rely on taxation and private philanthropy to operate, to alleviate the world’s economic, social, and environmental challenges, will never prove completely adequate, we strive to help business leaders find the incredible commercial opportunities that finding solution to these challenges generates.

APPROACH

ISO 26000

 

Our CSR Consultancy work is based on ISO 26000: 2010.

 

ISO 26000: 2010 is intended to assist organisations in contributing to sustainable development. It is intended to encourage them to go beyond legal compliance, recognising that compliance with law is a fundamental duty of any organisation and an essential part of their social responsibility. It is intended to promote common understanding in the field of social responsibility, and to complement other instruments and initiatives for social responsibility, not to replace them.

 

ISO 26000: 2010 is based on 7 Core Subjects, namely:

 

  1. Organisational Governance
  2. Human Rights
  3. Labour Practices
  4. Environment
  5. Fair Operating Practices
  6. Consumer Issues
  7. Community Involvement and Development

 

Through our CSR audit we will identify opportunities for your business across all seven subjects.

ISO 26000 Social Responsibility
and its 7 Core Subjects

OUTCOMES

As a business that incorporates social and environmental considerations in its decision making and is accountable, you will not only be contributing to sustainable development while being in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international standards of operational behaviour.

 

You will also benefit from higher levels of productivity and innovation, cost reductions, improved brand visibility, better employee retention, reduced company liability, improved access to finance, and ultimately enhanced sustainability and profitability. With Weave, you’ll be ‘Doing good at making money.’

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.