An expert on leadership, culture change, and organizational development, Bob Willard distils lessons learned about cultural transformation that are described in his book, The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook. He provides practical guidance on how to embed sustainability into corporate culture, even if you are not the CEO. He outlines a seven-step sustainability change process; seven leadership practices to use throughout the change process; seven paradoxes that enable successful change strategies; and seven derailers to avoid.
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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.
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.
We will review trends and examples of what multinational corporations are focused on and how they are approaching the design and implementation of sustainability strategies.
A September webinar by Roberta Fernandez with the AtKisson Group covered the basic concepts of the Compass framework and ISIS Method (the 'what'). This followup webinar will address the 'who and when' in determining how to use them. These tools can result in better understanding, clearer decisions, a stronger consensus, more well-developed plans, more effective strategies and implementation programs, better measures of progress, and thus, a great deal of real and specific change to make our world more sustainable. ISIS and Compass are not the tools that PLAN or implement the project, but that bring the sustainability conversation front and center in the project’s beginning.
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?
"Building Organizational Capacity and Core Competencies through Collaborative Leadership - The IDCoP Model" by Daniel Adewumi. Better implemented projects for local sustainability by Tony Van Krieken
Not so long ago, sustainability was heralded as the new fixture of "business as usual". However, after an economic meltdown, investing in green projects wasn't worth the risk. This article discusses how companies that pursue sustainability projects are gaining a true edge over their rivals. In doing so, it identifies four areas that experienced a drop in interest in sustainability projects.
One of the world's biggest oil powers looks to sustainability to secure its future.
There are now more than 7 billion people in the world and that number is expected to jump to 9.4 billion in less than 40 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As the population grows, so too does the mass migration from the countryside to cities, particularly in developing nations. This article discusses how project teams are re-imagining urban development to alleviate the massive strain on cities' infrastructure, construction, energy and IT demands.
Overcoming talent gaps and construction delays, a dispersed project team helps diversify an energy-driven economy.