Pauline Toutain

Pauline has 8 years’ experience in social management and her objective is to help companies attain and maintain their social licence to operate. Pauline specialises in stakeholder engagement, in SIAs and in training on social issues. She has been working in particular on labour and related influx management issues in the oil and gas sector and recently carried out a social baseline and social risk review in relation to an existing labour camp for a major oil and gas project in Kazkahstan.

She works both on the ground with community teams to develop and implement stakeholder engagement programmes, and at headquarters, to develop skills and competencies in community relations issues. Her most noticeable in-country experience includes leading the conception, preparation, and implementation of the stakeholder engagement strategy and programme of Rio Tinto’s Simandou Iron Ore Project’s SEIA in Guinea, West Africa. At corporate level, Pauline developed and delivered training courses on stakeholder engagement and on social impact assessments to reinforce the capabilities and skills of community relations professionals.

Working in the energy and mineral resources sector, mainly in francophone sub-Saharan African countries, Pauline also intervenes in social baselines, social management plans, social due diligence against international standards (IFC Performance Standards, World Bank Operational Policies, Equator Principles) and in resettlement frameworks and action plans. She is based in France.