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The New Business Case for the Sustainability Imperative

by Bob Willard
July 24, 2014 | 94:45 | Views: 1,182 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 5.70 / 7

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.

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: 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.

Sustainability Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power

by Kristina Kohl
September 25, 2014 | 58:09 | Views: 367 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.46 / 7

Join Kris to learn how Sustainable Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power. Gain new skills in how to assess your organizational readiness to adopt sustainable strategy including a better understanding of the different stages of the sustainability journey. Join Kris to learn how Sustainable Strategy adds Value, Engagement and Power. Gain new skills in how to assess your organizational readiness to adopt sustainable strategy including a better understanding of the different stages of the sustainability journey. Learn how to engage the Board and the C Suite through demonstrating alignment between sustainable strategy and business value creation.

Sustainability and Whole Lifecycle Thinking

by Andy Jordan

As environmental concerns and sustainability become bigger issues across all aspects of society, there is an argument for taking a rather longer-term view of product development--the concept of whole lifecycle thinking, ensuring that the costs of the product are considered from birth to retirement. What can project managers do to help develop and implement the concept?

Nurturing the Next Big Thing: Innovation Requires Cutting Edge and Tradition

by PM Network Staff

There is no shortage of surveys heralding the miracle of innovation for organizations trying to remain competitive in a volatile global economy. As that uncertainty becomes the norm, the focus on innovation is bound to grow. This article discusses how organizations must find a way to marry the fundamentals of project governance that helped them get where they are with the breakthrough concepts that will get them where they need to be. In doing so, it looks at how a solar energy and clean-tech company turns prototypes into business solutions by slashing time-to-market without sacrificing quality. Next, the article details how companies innovate during troubled economic times, citing a study by Wipro and Forbes Insight's Growth Strategies for 2012 and Beyond, which reports that 68 percent of global executives agree that innovation is more important now than before the recession. It then identifies areas where organizations fall short. The article discusses how organizations can make the jump from a cutting-edge concept to a full-fledged project that delivers true innovation and examines how review strategies can help companies identify innovative concepts that are not up to par. It looks at how companies can collaborate on innovative concepts by detailing how Ford Motor Company and Weyerhaeuser worked together on a project to replace fiberglass or mineral reinforcements and reveals the positive results of this collaboration. It then summarizes how an innovation governance process may help organizations find the balance between fostering creativity and demanding measurable outcomes and explains how an innovation steering committee can evaluate proofs of concept and how they align with strategic goals of the business. Accompanying the article are two case studies: The first case study examines OnStar's (Detroit, Michigan, USA) innovation strategy. The second case study discusses Petra Solar's (South Plainfield, New Jersey, USA) innovative solar technology, smart-grid and clean-tech projects.

Project Manager’s Sustainability Checklist

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by Tom Baker Pedro Echeverria

The Project Manager’s Sustainability Checklist is a tool used to aid the project manager and project team in addressing sustainability factors for all areas of the project. This checklist is specifically designed to help meet sustainability needs that project teams and project managers face. This checklist can be considered a template to be modified by an organization, or even by a project team, as needed.

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