IMI is wholly reliant on grants and contributions from stakeholders. IMI does not compete in the market for mediation services, and has no income-bearing activities.
All members of IMI’s Board of Directors and Independent Standards Commission contribute their time and expertise on a pro bono basis.
However, the development and maintenance of the IMI web portal to provide leadership in the conflict resolution field in terms of promoting global understanding of mediation requires considerable IT and staff support and generates other significant costs.
The mediator search engine, designed to help users find the right competent mediators, is one part of IMI’s mission. IMI Certified Mediators are invited to make an annual contribution, currently $175/€125/£110, to help meet the costs of the search engine.
IMI’s ability to address its wider mission is funded by other grants and contributions.
IMI is a Dutch-registered “stichting” (non-profit foundation having charitable purposes) and is also formally recognized as a charity (ANBI status) for tax purposes. Following a detailed review by Sullivan & Cromwell, IMI has been deemed equivalent in nature to an entity qualifying for exemption from Federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
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IMI’s Patrons fall into four categories:
Shell has a well known commitment to tackling global development challenges and promoting sustainability through responsible operations. Among many other aspects, this includes a strong recognition that business success depends more than ever on winning and maintaining our neighbours' trust. Shell has structured a company-wide approach for listening to our neighbours and business partners and for working with them to reduce the negative impacts from our operations and produce local benefits. Dispute avoidance and resolution and a win-win approach is a major part of our philosophy of forging an enterprise-based approach to the problems that confront us all. Shell is committed to aiding the development of skills and attitudes that help achieve those goals.
For more Information, please visit www.shell.com
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, works to solve some of the world's most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, it supports U.S. and international education, the environment, public policy, human rights and disaster relief. In addition, the GE Foundation supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world. In 2008, the entire GE family — including businesses, employees, retirees and GE Foundation — contributed more than an estimated $237 million to community and educational programs, including nearly $100 million from GE Foundation.
For more information, please visit www.gefoundation.com
The American Arbitration Association, with its international arm the International Center for Dispute Resolution, is one of several Founding Institutions of IMI. AAA/ICDR classifies its Patron status with IMI as part of its public benefit initiatives to help promote and increase the use of mediation across all fields and all countries. Established in the 1920s, the AAA is one of America’s oldest non-profit institutions.
For more information, please visit www.adr.org
The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) is the flagship mediation centre of Singapore The SMC is a non-profit organisation guaranteed by the Singapore Academy of Law. The SMC is dedicated to promoting the amicable and fair settlement of disputes. For more information, please visit www.mediation.com.sg
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)is one of the premier international arbitration institutions in Asia, providing a neutral, efficient and reliable dispute resolution service in the centre of Asia’s legal and business activity. Both SMC and SIAC are Founding Institutions of IMI. For more information, please visit www.siac.org.sg
The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) sets a new standard for the provision of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. The Chamber provides international and local commercial and governmental users contracting in the Gulf and beyond with a purpose-built solution for the rapid, effective and certain resolution of commercial disputes. As an independent institution, the BCDR is guided by an international Board of Trustees with a senior management team of experts that administer the arbitration and mediation of commercial cases - with particular emphasis on disputes in the construction, financial services, insurance and energy sectors - applying 'best practice' in ADR processes and case management. The origins of the BCDR lie in Bahrain's Vision 2030. The Chamber is focused on enhancing the work of international commercial business through the provision of ADR services. Established through innovative ADR legislation, the BCDR provides a "best in class" international ADR centre of excellence and establishes the world's first 'free arbitration zone' for international disputes. For more information, please visit www.bcdr-aaa.org.
ICC is the world business organization, a representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world.
The fundamental mission of ICC is to promote cross-border trade and investment and the multilateral trading system, and to help business corporations meet the challenges and opportunities of globalization.
ICC has three main activities – rule setting, dispute resolution and policy – and provides essential services such as ICC arbitration and mediation, professional training and trade facilitation tools.
A world network of national committees address national and regional business priorities. More than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC’s member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.
The United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC.
Worldwide known for its dispute resolution services, ICC offers different sets and procedures, including arbitration, mediation, conciliation and expertise. ICC’s dispute resolution services are provided by two bodies: The ICC International Court of Arbitration and the ICC International Centre for ADR.
For more information please visit: www.iccwbo.org
JAMS is one of the world's largest providers of dispute resolution services. Founded in 1979 JAMS provides complex mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services and today has more than 300 fulltime neutrals. JAMS handles between 10,000 and 12,000 mediation, arbitration and other ADR cases annually.
The Municipality of The Hague has invited IMI as a Dutch foundation, registered in The Hague to maintain its global headquarters in one of the NGO buildings owned by the Municipality. Known internationally as the City of Peace and home to the International Court of Justice and many other NGOs in the dispute resolution field, The Hague is one of the few truly neutral cities in the world.
For more information, visit www.denhaag.nl
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