Kieren is a social scientist committed to helping companies and the communities they work alongside build deeper, more constructive relationships. With my team, we have developed a robust, science-based approach to understanding social licence to operate built on 10 years of research conducted within CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. Reflexivity delivers this science as a service globally.
Kieren leads the Reflexivity team, drawing on social licence projects in nine countries with more than 75,000 community members. In all this work, we have given voice to communities that don’t often have one,translating their experiences, concerns and aspirations into a language that companies can understand and use to engage communities on the issues that matter most.For our customers, real-time quantitative social performance data means they can stop fighting fires and start realising the potential in their local relationships.
Reflexivity is built on world class science, publishing widely to redefine what social licence to operate does and can mean, the relational mechanisms that underpin it, and ensuring methods both reflect the dynamic nature of these relationships and build trust with communities.