Heidi Tiainen

Project researcher, PhD student

heidi.tiainen (at) uef.fi




MSSc (environmental policy & law) Heidi Tiainen, a PhD student in environmental policy, works as a project reseracher in the project "Social license to operate": a real tool or rhetoric? Examining the mining industry in Finland, Australia, and Canada" (SA 2014-18). Her previous research has focused on CSR and social impacts of mining industry. In her master thesis, she examined the social sustainability of mining industry in Kyrgyzstan.


Heidi Tiainen, Rauno Sairinen & Olga Sidorenko (2015). Governance of Sustainable Mining in Arctic Countries:  Finland, Sweden, Greenland and Russia. Arctic Yearbook 2015, 1-26.

Kotilainen Juha, Prokhorova Evgenia, Sairinen Rauno, Tiainen Heidi (2015). Corporate social responsibility of mining companies in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Resources Policy 45: 202-209.

Tiainen, Heidi; Sairinen, Rauno & Mononen, Tuija (2014). Talvivaaran kaivoshankkeen konfliktoituminen [Conflict process of Talvivaara mine in Finland]. Ympäristöpolitiikan ja -oikeuden vuosikirja 2014. S. 7-76. Itä-Suomen yliopisto: Joensuu.

Tiainen, Heidi & Sairinen, Rauno (2014). Mining in the Chatkal Valley in Kyrgyzstan - Challenge of social sustainability. Resources Policy 39(2014), 80–87.

Tiainen, H & Sairinen, R (2012): Mining in the Chatkal valley: lack of dialogue and poor governance resulting in local resistance - policy brief.