Negotiating for the future

negotiating handshake

There is a difference between negotiation and compromise and sustainable, long-term business can only be done if this is understood

The power of niche charity partnerships

charity partnerships East Congo

They might not be as visible as large charities, but there are many smaller charities doing exciting and valuable work

Smaller charities must work more closely with business

In an increasingly uncertain world, what does the future hold for smaller charities focusing on often unmet needs?

Government procurement must get smarter to succeed

gareth rhys williams, government chief procurement officer

The government’s chief commercial officer tells how he aims to get taxpayers the best deal when awarding sometimes billion-pound contracts

Why strong partnerships are vital to outsourcing success

Successful outsourcing requires a partnership between client and supplier to achieve trust, transparency and an agile working relationship

Listening to the cries of Mother Earth

Indigenous Mundukuru men protesting in Pará Brazil

Striving for their voice to be heard, indigenous peoples may offer an example for businesses to follow in sustainable development

The rise of business partnerships

Business people collaborating

Collaboration between companies can be of mutual benefit as long as the partnership is open to robust communication

Strengthening links in supply chain

Strengthening weak links in global supply chain

Companies that are proactive in addressing risk management can gain a competitive edge