Born in Verona but living in Milan, Lucia Dal Negro holds a BA in International Development and a first MSc in International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan and a second MSc in Environment & Development earned at the London School of Economics, London. In 2013 she was awarded a PhD in Inclusive Business at Catholic University of Milan.

Founder in 2014 of the Benefit Corporation and certified B-CORP™ “De-LAB srl,” she has been a research fellow at Feltrinelli Foundation and  is currently advisor for the Bassetti Foundation on Global Health. Winner of the special mention of the Business Spirit Award (RIS -Ireland) for her KOKONO project in Uganda, and of the European SESA Award in the category “Female Role Model of the Year” 2019,  Lucia’s specific expertise relies on participative approaches to engage vulnerable stakeholders in profit-driven initiatives at the base of the income pyramid (i), and systemic approaches for designing and implementing poverty alleviation policies (ii).

In 2021 she received the B-CORP “Best for the World” award for De-LAB’s impacts in the area of governance.