Melding Corporate Social Responsibility and Mediation – A New Interactive Resource On Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

On 6 January 2009, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, announced the launch of BASESwiki: a new on-line resource that aims to advance awareness about the non-judicial mechanisms available around the world to help companies and their (non-commercial) external stakeholders resolve disputes. BASES – Business and Society Exploring Solutions – is an initiative of the SRSG in collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, the International Bar Association, and the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman of the World Bank Group. This global, interactive forum enables anyone – businesses, communities, mediators, lawyers, non-governmental organizations, academics, governments and others – to share, access and discuss information about these mechanisms and the resources and experts that can support their use.

To get involved, simply go to and register for full access to start adding/editing content on the site, including mediator profiles, information on existing mechanisms, and research related to dispute resolution.

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