International Development and Human Rights Due Diligence
Fernando (López del Prado) is a Human Rights and Sustainability professional from Madrid, living in South West London since 2012.
Fernando started his professional career at PwC Spain as an International Development Consultant. After that, he joined ActionAid Spain; first, as Public and Corporate Fundraising Officer focused on Latin America and then as Head of Africa and Asia Country Programmes. The later role took him to work in places like Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, India, Vietnam or Nepal and let him engage with a wide range of actors, from impoverished local communities to government officials and ambassadors.
From 2012 to 2016, Fernando was the Sustainability and Human Rights Editor of a magazine whose editorial mandate was to promote sustainable thinking, where he had the opportunity to interview remarkable individuals, primarily women, like Nobel Peace Prize Dr Shirin Ebadi; economist, activist, author and President of the Transnational Institute Susan George; late Egyptian feminist creative writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist Nawal al Saadawi; Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Hn Rebecca Kadaga; and founder of the Jordanian Academy of Fine Arts HRH Princess Wijdan bint Fawaz Al-Hashemi, among others.
Since 2016, he has been working towards advancing the sustainability agenda as a Corporate Sustainability and Human Rights Consultant. He has helped companies in Mexico City, Amman, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and London to navigate their sustainability journey and align their strategies and business models with the UN SDGs and other major sustainability frameworks. He focuses on sustainability strategy and reporting, Human Rights Due Diligence, and ED&I.
Along with a group of alumni of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he co-founded Sustaineers Consultants. He recently got his PIEMA membership.
Fernando has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Master´s degree in International Development, both from the Complutense University of Madrid. He holds a second Master´s degree in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, University of London.