Dr. Jocelyn Fraser is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Her research focus is on social risk and social responsibility in the global mining sector. She is particularly interested in the potential for extractive companies to use the economic management theory known as “creating shared value” to stimulate new opportunities for companies, civil society organizations, and governments to collaborate to advance the agenda of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Jocelyn did her PhD at UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute for Mining Engineering, studied at the Harvard Business School, and has more than 15 years of professional experience working with extractive companies to enhance stakeholder engagement, create value, and earn a social permission for local, national, and international projects.
Jocelyn is the international development representative on the Mining Association of Canada’s Communities of Interest Panel, and a member of Canadian Institute of Mining, the Globescan Sustainability Survey Experts Group, the Academy of Management, and the Shared Value Initiative.
Jocelyn’s current research projects are located in Mongolia and Peru and investigate community engagement practices associated with water stewardship and sustainable development in the mineral exploration and mining sectors.
Jocelyn is involved in "Engaging Stakeholders to Support Sustainable Outcomes from Mining: New Models for Mine Design," a research project is funded by a SSHRC Partnership Engage grant. Click here to read the research project fact sheet.
Fraser, J. (2018). Mining companies and communities: Collaborative approaches to reduce social risk and advance sustainable development. Resources Policy in press available online 16 February 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2018.02.003
Fraser, J & Kunz, N.C. (2018). Water stewardship: Attributes of collaborative partnerships between mining companies and communities. Water 10 (8) 1081
Fraser, J & Scoble, M. (2016). Social risk as an agent of change [online].AusIMM Bulletin, Feb 2016: 24-27.