A Unique Approach to Solving Problems

We see every engagement as an opportunity for true partnership. Our approach is tailored, addressing each new challenge with a unique mix of our services, trusted relationships, and deep bench of experts.

Navigating People, Issues, and Context

Guiding effective collaboration requires understanding and managing a changing constellation of variables—from individual relationships to geopolitical considerations. We recognize and anticipate the implications of these interconnections.

Human Dynamics

We identify the key parties in any process, assess how they—and their goals—are related, and help them engage with each other effectively.

Negotiation Dynamics

We move negotiations forward by pinpointing what different people truly care about, connecting their underlying interests, and ensuring that the critical issues are brought to light and managed appropriately.

Political Context

We develop a deep understanding of the politics and related external factors that surround a given issue. We integrate that wider context into discussions, decisions, and actions.

Who We Work With

Business

We help our partners in business identify the best ways to improve their industries, drive economic growth, and conserve critical natural resources.

Civil Society

Our civil society partners turn to us for a wide range of services that support effective social change with sharp, strategic guidance.

Government

We help governments advance the health and prosperity of their people, break down communication silos, and work toward global climate and environmental goals.

International Organizations

Across cultures and issue areas, we guide international organizations around bureaucratic roadblocks and help create new opportunities for collaboration.

Philanthropy

We offer support and guidance for foundations, helping them identify, develop, and advance their missions.

Science & Research

We help science and research organizations ground their work in a wider awareness of global systems, supporting strategic development and new partnerships.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Meridian, we pride ourselves on our ability to design and deliver collaboration that brings people together—specifically, a wide range of individuals who understand the issues from different angles and have a shared stake in their resolution. Diverse perspectives are foundational to our work, organization, and field. We bring integrity, inclusiveness, and respect for differences to every project we undertake.

We are working to ensure that Meridian possesses the expertise needed to partner with—and build trust among—marginalized and disenfranchised communities, while advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within our organization and in our project work. Currently, our DEI team is leading internal discussions on unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, white privilege, culturally sensitive communication approaches, and other DEI-related topics. While we are making progress, we acknowledge that this is a process of ongoing learning.

At Meridian, we welcome people from all backgrounds. However, we have work to do in building a team that is representative of the diverse communities we serve. Our goal is to build a culture that attracts, nurtures, and retains staff with a broad range of experiences and perspectives, making our work stronger and more impactful.