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  • Writer's pictureK. Wilks

Mediation in Sustainability Survey

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

On the back of well-intended negotiations at COP27 held in Egypt last month and the COP15 Convention on Biodiversity kicking off this week in Montreal, were thousands of hours of peaceful and not-so-peaceful protests by climate activists trying to raise awareness of the plight of the planet and its inhabitants. Some of these efforts included blocking roadways, shackling themselves to gates and trees, gluing hands to the pavement, and immeasurable disruption and loss of income and in some severe cases, loss of life. In many cases the protestors were arrested, jailed and more frequently these days, prosecuted, but studies have shown such consequences have had little effect as a deterrent.

In the past few years, work has commenced to try and bridge dialogue between corporate firms who produce high levels of pollutants/greenhouse gases or those that over-consume plants, animals and non-renewables, with the protestor group counterparts to reach more effective outcomes. Some firms are appointing climate advocates to their boards, many are uplifting their ESG commitments by buying carbon-offset credits, and others are turning to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or mediation to achieve more constructive (and less damaging) outcomes.

We are UK/EU-based mediators conducting a short study on the effects of collaboration versus civil action between corporate firms ("Firms") and social movement organisations ("SMOs"). Help us to make this study meaningful by providing open and honest insight to your experience.

If you work for a firm in the energy, pharmaceutical, animal farming, construction, aviation, shipping, fishing, transport, or chemical industries and have had direct experience of a protest - OR - if you belong to, or have participated in, a social movement organization responsible for creating a disruptive protest, we want to hear from you! Here's the link to the survey. The survey will be open for 10 days (closing Friday the 16th December)

Surveys are anonymous unless you choose to disclose your identity, and other participants can't see your responses. Your personal information will not be used by, or resold to, any other organisation without your advance, written consent. This survey is run pursuant to the Google data privacy terms (available at the bottom of the survey) as well as the terms set out HERE (the "Terms")

If you wish to receive a copy of the survey results, please email us at: Note that by requesting a copy of the survey, you agree to the aforementioned Terms. Please plan for a 48-72 hour turn-around. Thank you for your interest and participation.


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