How does project management relate to Sustainability?

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I'm a project manager: what does sustainability have to do

by Jennifer Tharp
March 21, 2012 | 61:08 | Views: 219 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.75 / 7

You’ve heard a lot about sustainability in the news, and your company may even have a sustainability department. Did you know that sustainability is also a core focus of project management? Project managers need to be fiscally sustainable – they manage time and budget – as well as socially and environmentally sustainable – they manage resources. However, sustainability isn’t just being “green,” being aware of our impact on the environment. We also need to evaluate risks related to labor practices, human rights, fair business dealings and consumer issues. Learn how to integrate sustainability into your own project management practices, and guide your company towards sustainability. One project manager CAN make a difference!

Project Management and Sustainability: A Perfect Marriage

by Darcy Hitchcock 
December 15, 2011 | 59:51 | Views: 204 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.82 / 7

Sustainability—the practice of changing how our organizations and society operate to live within the limits of nature while providing a high quality of life—is a rapidly growing field that needs people with PM expertise. Virtually all Fortune 100 corporations produce a sustainability report now; research has shown that companies pursuing sustainability typically have better stock prices; municipalities are pursuing sustainability goals; cleantech is now the largest area of venture capital. Sustainability has gone mainstream. Managing toward the triple bottom line (social, environmental and economic health) is becoming the expected norm. And project management professionals have so much to offer, for sustainability work in organizations is essentially project management and organizational change.

The New Prosperity: Planet, People, Profit

by Heidi Spinella
June 23, 2011 | 58:41 | Views: 265 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.75 / 7

In this presentation you will learn how to: - How Project Managers Can Participate - Make the business case for sustainability.- Leverage best in class sustainability examples.- Integrate sustainability into PMI’s 9 knowledge areas.- Engage stakeholders with interests versus positions. - Identify cost saving opportunities with The Natural Step Framework.

Sustainability in Organizations and Institutions - Part 2

by Josh Morfaw
July 10, 2014 | 62:09 | Views: 157 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.30 / 7

The “Sustainable Development” concept is sweeping across the entire world involving almost all social, economic, cultural, educational and political institutions. It is now unrealistic to think of running a program or project without a plan for its sustainability. The current economic and financial crisis plaguing world economies have a been a litmus on their sustainability and long-term viability of many banks and other financial institutions and this has had some dramatic effects in the implementation of projects sponsored by these financial institutions.

Getting Green Done: An Airline Perspective

by Jacqueline Drumheller
July 02, 2014 | 69:43 | Views: 239 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 7

Jacqueline Drumheller, Sustainability Manager at Alaska Airlines, will share her real-life (and somewhat humorous) stories about innovations, learnings, and best practices with regard to initiating and implementing a corporate sustainability program. Her presentation will also include tips and lessons learned for organizations who are interested in publishing their first sustainability report (or those who just want to compare wounds with someone who’s been there).

Project Management considering sustainability principles

by Martina Huemann
February 22, 2012 | 59:51 | Views: 139 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.21 / 7

Martina Huemann will present the results of the PMI financed research project SustPM - Sustainable Development & Project Management, in which sustainability principles such as economic, ecologic, social-orientation, short, mid, long term-orientation, local, regional, global-orientation and values-based were integrated into project initiation and project management.

Mission Zero: A Global Sustainability Trailblazer

by Nadine Gudz
December 02, 2013 | 78:47 | Views: 546 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.73 / 7

In 1994, global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface was inspired to rethink its purpose as a company and climb "Mount Sustainability." This journey, referred to as "Mission Zero" - Interface's promise to eliminate any negative impact the company might have on the environment by 2020 - drives product design, engagement and all of the company's global operations.

Sustainability: A Common Language, A Shared Approach

by Roberta Fernandez
September 12, 2013 | 58:57 | Views: 184 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 7

The webinar introduces a framework and process that serve as the bridge for developing and managing a shared vision of sustainability. The Compass of Sustainability is the framework which allows teams to focus on four critical criteria for long term project success: North is Nature, South is Society, East is Economy and West is Wellbeing.

Three Steps to Sustainability

by Heinz Fabrinsky 
June 03, 2014 | 81:43 | Views: 251 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.50 / 7

Economic activities may be threatening our environmental and social resources. In the long run these effects are also threatening our economic proseperity which is unsustainable. Changes to sustainabilty can be led by qualified project managers.

The benefits of leveraging proper change management in your sustainability plans.

by Lawrence Barnard
March 18, 2013 | 59:22 | Views: 518 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.97 / 7

In this webinar, you will learn how to incorporate change management into your sustainability plans. Focusing on stakeholder management and tools and techniques to encourage high levels of engagement, this webinar will interest both project managers and managers alike .

Governments Need to Create PMOs to Achieve Results

by Dennis Bolles
September 01, 2011 | 60:27 | Views: 274 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.23 / 7

In his presentation, Dennis will address the following questions: Why are Government Project Management Offices (PMOs) needed ? Why is Project Business Management (PBM) the right sustainability solution? How is a sustainable PBMO created? What are the values and benefits of a PBMO?

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