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Commitment Matters Blog Is sustainability affordable? Published: 03 Mar 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'There is a profound shift going on', according to John Elkington, Executive Chairman of Volans. John was my co-presenter at the Ecovadis conference in Paris, discussing the progress and challenges of sustainability. The size and quality of the audience at this event,...
 
Commitment Matters Blog The Great Awakening Published: 02 Mar 2015 Average Rating: 4.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog For commercial lawyers, the practice of law is transforming. Acting as a semi-independent advisor on specialist risk and legal issues is no longer enough. Today, the business expects much broader appreciation of opportunities and challenges - and that the support and contracts...
 
Commitment Matters Blog What is best practice in Most Favored Customer clauses? Published: 26 Feb 2015 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog An IACCM member posted this question on the IACCM Forum. I am not a fan of such clauses: they always were open to manipulation and today they are even more so. They strike me as a lazy and ill-considered approach to a legitimate issue - and they carry various dangers that can ...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Training, what training? Published: 24 Feb 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Contract and commercial management may be increasingly important to business success, but that is not translating to significant investment in training or raising skills. The bottom line seems to be, if you want to improve your knowledge, watch your colleagues and learn 'o...
 
Commitment Matters Blog The evolution of relational contracts Published: 19 Feb 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog As we all know, too many contracts fail to deliver expected results. Growing complexity, market volatility, increased interdependence - there are multiple factors that contribute to those failures and are forcing change in the way that organizations interact. Relationships ar...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Doom and Gloom: a path to nowhere Published: 17 Feb 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog am always surprised by the volume of 'doom and gloom' mail that I receive. Yes, there are many problems to be solved and some days they can feel quite overwhelming, but I have yet to see an instance where doom and gloom made them any better.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Justice goes on-line Published: 17 Feb 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Even in the most advanced economies, justice is not universal. For many, it remains unaffordable and inaccessible - and this is especially the case for relatively small claims related to the supply of goods and services.
 
Commitment Matters Blog A paradigm shift for contracting Published: 05 Feb 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Every audience that I ask agrees that change is occurring at an ever-faster pace. Yet when it comes to the impact of change, most tend to see it in terms of greater complexity, additional workload or confused priorities. There are few who can express it in terms of longer-term...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Increased risks bring unexpected consequences Published: 04 Feb 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog As corporations face growing levels of risk, many people anticipated an explosion of demand for legal resources to assist its management. Yet the market feedback I am receiving suggests, with notable exceptions, that is not happening - in fact, the reverse is often true.
 
News / Announcements APMG and IACCM join forces to deliver professional Contract and Commercial Management training and examinations worldwide Published: 28 Jan 2015 Average Rating: 4.0 / 5 Type: News / Announcements The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) has partnered with APMG to provide two new qualifications in contract and commercial management. The first is 'Fundamentals of Contract and Commercial Management', designed specifically for the ...
 
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