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MEDIATION: Applying ESG to the resolution of disputes for sustainable solutions

Are ESG criteria important or not?
Why is the S at the center of ESG?
Does sustainability play a key role?
Can we borrow ideas from Darwin and Aristotle?
There are open and closed dispute resolution systems; what’s the difference and what’s the significance?
Is Mediation an open system, as opposed to litigation and arbitration?
Does Mediation have the added privilege of immediacy of time and consideration of emotions?
Can Mediation lead to sustainable solutions to disputes?
Is Mediation therefore an ESG practice?

Dimitris Emvalomenos, LL.M. (QMUL), Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, UK, Dep. Managing Partner of Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Law Firm (BGP), explores the above questions, attempting to codify the unique characteristics and multi-level benefits of Mediation, in the article “Mediation: Applying ESG to the resolution of disputes for sustainable solutions”, published in Sinogoros Legal Journal [issue n.160/2023] of Nomiki Bibliothiki.


  1. The debate
  2. In the end, why opt for Mediation?
  3. ESG and sustainability
  4. Mediation: an “open” system
  5. Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) and arbitration: “closed” systems
  6. CCP and, often, arbitration: solutions of last resort
  7. Mediation: time and emotion / humour
  8. Key takeaways 

You may read Dimitris Emvalomenos’ full article in the viewer below

The article is a summary of the presentation (without the videos and songs) of 27 June 2023 at the 5th Annual International Mediation and Arbitration Conference organized by NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI and EODID Athens Mediation and Arbitration Organization, with the support of O.P.E.M.E.D., Diversity Charter Greece, EODID’s Mediators Training Body and the scientific journal “Arbitration & Mediation“.

More publications, announcements, etc. by Dimitris Emvalomenos on Mediation /ADR

A few words about the legal journal ΣΥΝήΓΟΡΟΣ (Sinigoros), its “successor” NB DAILY and NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI:

ΣΥΝήΓΟΡΟΣ (Sinigoros)was the first, pioneering and unique legal journal that provided for 27 years (beginning in 1997) a reliable source of practical information on the current trends and developments of the legal profession and business activities in Greece and all over the world.

Its rich and varied topics included, among others:

  • articles by renowned Greek and foreign professionals and lawyers on contemporary and original legal and other issues,
  • critical presentation of current legislation,
  • detailed interpretative comments by prominent legal experts on the occasion of important court decisions,
  • interviews with prominent personalities and specialist lawyers and practitioners,
  • summaries of selected key decisions of Greek and European courts,
  • developments in competition law, tax law and consumer law,
  • topical legal issues from the national and international arena,
  • English legal terminology.

The areas covered included the whole range of legal subjects, such as: corporate law, competition, intellectual property, professional law, legal tech, real estate, capital markets, new technologies, data protection, mediation, environment, energy, health, tax, consumer law, employment law, criminal law, human rights.

NB DAILY is the new news portal of Nomiki Bibliothiki that provides the legal and business community with daily and up-to-date information on all developments on legal-political issues. The editorials that used to be published in ΣΥΝήΓΟΡΟΣ will thus continue to be published even more frequently on the pages of NB DAILY. For more information click here

NOMIKI BIBLIOTHIKI remains a pioneering publishing house in the whole broad range of its publications and manages to be constantly “one step ahead” with original ventures, such as the promotion of Mediation through EODID, both in person as well as online, via a platform that offers and offered a uniquely secure and trustworthy environment even in the conditions of the pandemic. For more information click here