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Top Influencers

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Raju Rao Founder & Principal| Xtraplus Learning & Consulting Chennai, Tn, India
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Amy Merli Sustainability Coordinator | Lush Ct, USA
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Maria Christina Barbosa Da Costa Dr Christina Barbosa| By Conn Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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Vedran Zerjav Professor| NTNU Norway
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Rob Leslie-Carter Project Management Partner| Rider Levett Bucknall London, United Kingdom
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Megan Speight
PMI Team Member
DE&I Manager| PMI Pa, USA
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Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou Associate Professor in the Strategic Management of Projects | University College London United Kingdom
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Eric Jelenje Switzerland
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Sarah Sualehi Graduate Research Assistant| Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning Lahore, Pb, Pakistan
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Alex Vargas Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist| PMI Ca, USA

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On-demand Webinars

The Green PMO - Creating an ESG Driven PMO

by Eman Deabil
April 17, 2024 | 62:18 | Views: 4,377 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

The webinar aims to give a brief idea about the evolution of the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), and how the same can be integrated with PMO practices, by suggesting 3 workable models.

PMI Chapters Dialogue: Our Sustainability Journey So Far

by Prawindra Mukhia, PMP, PgMP, Sameh Mtibaa, Tom Lynch
February 09, 2024 | 60:45 | Views: 15,069 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

Panelists will share their journey stories of their Chapters, their vision, goals, achievements, and challenges.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management - A Project Management Perspective

by Raju Rao
January 31, 2024 | 61:28 | Views: 4,424 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the practice of coordinating sourcing, production, inventory management and transportation among all the actors and focuses on speed, cost and reliability of operations. Sustainable SCM adds the goals of environmental and social values to it and this means addressing global issues such as climate change, water security, deforestation, human rights, fair labour practices corruption etc. In short we have to consider all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. SCM is inherently operational though various projects could be identified within the chain. The Sustainability paradigm has added another dimension for projects within SCM because many of the initiatives being discussed now and in the near future are in fact projects. These are guided by the recent interest in principles and practices of circular economy, sustainable sourcing waste recovery & management, resource efficiency, reverse logistics etc among others. At some point in time, possibly in the coming decade, sustainability as a mindset will be fully set and one would view it as a an operational parameter, till then all efforts to become sustainable will be achieved largely through projects.

Project Management in a Green World: Including Sustainability

by Amy Merli
December 20, 2023 | 59:27 | Views: 31,569 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

Project managers, are you ready to adapt to the changing landscape of a world that needs to think about Climate Change with projects? Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it's a strategic advantage. Explore how incorporating sustainability principles into your project planning can lead to cost savings, reduced risks, and improved reputation. Join us to discover actionable strategies for incorporating sustainability into your projects and unlock the full potential of your project management career.

Enabling Sustainability through Organizational Project Management

by Raju Rao
September 14, 2023 | 60:55 | Views: 8,756 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Sustainability has become a key parameter for organizations and this means that projects and operations have to be planned and implemented with this objective. At the project level it may be difficult to bring in sustainability initiatives because often times the scope of the project is already determined or it is contractual. To get a sustainability perspective one has to consider it beyond a project outcome and further this needs to be addressed by senior management. Therefore, an organizational level approach would be more appropriate.

The Bridge to Belonging

by Megan Speight, Eric Jelenje, Sarah Sualehi, Alex Vargas, Maria Christina Barbosa Da Costa
August 10, 2023 | 63:23 | Views: 40,433 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

In 2022, the Project Management Institute released its most recent Global Megatrends report, identifying six dynamic forces predicted to impact and influence the way we manage projects, do business and live as a global society. Beyond comprehending the implications of each trend, project professionals are being challenged to help devise and implement value-oriented solutions that will ensure organisational sustainability. Part of this revolves around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), and how they benefit organisations of all kinds.

The ‘Fix It’ Economy - Opportunities for Project Management

by Raju Rao
June 29, 2023 | 60:52 | Views: 9,494 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

Recycling or Recovery has been in vogue for the last two or three decades as a means to save the environment and many organizations , communities and countries have embraced it as priority But is this enough ? How do Repairs / Refurbish or Reuse / Repurpose compare with recycling /recovery? This becomes one step before and can be prevent large quantities of materials going to the final destination i.e. the landfill.

Utilities and Net Zero Energy Projects

by Sam Ayodele
June 08, 2023 | 61:18 | Views: 10,616 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Organizations are genuinely pushing for more sustainable business models because it delivers benefits, and it is the right thing to do. The shift offers financial and competitive value to businesses that make environmental, social, governance and sustainability a priority at all levels of an organization.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

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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The Voice of Project Managers on Sustainability Projects and Requirements

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by Tom Baker, Pedro Echeverria, Kristina Kohl

The central finding of this report is that organizations have adopted sustainability strategically and are executing sustainability initiatives, but their project managers do not have the resources they need to competently manage this process. Their challenges range from project methodology gaps to specific needs in achieving organizational change. This report was not produced or vetted by the PMI Market Research Team. It reflects the results of a survey conducted by leading members of the ProjectManagement.com community who are concerned about project management sustainability.

12 Essential Resources to Help Project Managers Prepare for 2024

by Edivandro Conforto

Throughout 2023, the Project Management Institute produced a number of thought leadership resources to support the project management community in navigating professional growth. These 12 reports and articles can help you hone your skills for the challenging new year ahead.

New Toolkit Helps Project Managers Promote Sustainability

by Prawindra Mukhia, PMP, PgMP

By providing clear frameworks, case studies, and actionable strategies, the Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CCSD) Project Manager’s Toolkit equips PMs with the tools they need to integrate sustainability seamlessly into their projects.

The Benefits and Challenges of an ESG Framework

by Michael Wood

The integration of an ESG framework into a for-profit organization can be a complex and challenging task. It requires a significant shift in the company’s culture, values and operations to incorporate ESG considerations into its decision-making processes. But the benefits can pay dividends in the long run.

The 10-Step ESG Health Check for Project Managers

by Antonio Nieto

In the wake of mounting environmental challenges and social expectations, organizations worldwide have recognized the significance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their operations. This easy-to-apply framework can help.

The Rise of the Chief Sustainability Officer

by Andy Jordan

As chief sustainability officers become more common, they increasingly have the ability to shape how work gets done and performance gets measured. But what does their relationship with project delivery need to look like?

Governments Need to Urgently Embrace Project Management…Are They?

by Antonio Nieto

Having a long-term vision and strong project management is essential for nations to develop. However, only a handful of countries have been successful at it. Here we examine some that have embraced a visionary approach—and why others haven't.

Project Management in the Canadian Arctic

by Pam Simons, PMP

Project management for Arctic infrastructure presents unique challenges, including transportation, accommodations, supply chain issues...and polar bears. The need is great and the resources are few—but the rewards are unique and fulfilling.

New ESG Resource Hub Launched

by PMI

A recent survey noted that two-thirds of executives believed that the pandemic acted as a catalyst for a renewed focus on environmental, social and governance initiatives and social impact. Against this backdrop, PMI has launched the ESG Resource Hub featuring a new research report and other useful tools.

Climate Change and the Evolution of the Project Management Profession

by Efrosyni Konstantinou, Vedran Zerjav

The climate crisis is a prime example of a Grand Challenge, one with an increasing urgency that needs to be addressed. Up to now, project management as a profession has been key for “getting things done,” and as such is likely to be part of the solution for climate change. But it may not be a straightforward process.

Tips for Thinking Green on Your Projects

by Michael Wood

With more than 10 years of being on the scene, it is safe to say that “Green PM” is not just a passing fad. The following tips and best practices might be helpful in your efforts to instill green thinking into your project.

Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

by Mike Griffiths

Our recent work-from-home mandate has accelerated the transition to the electronic cottage, and maybe some of Alvin Toffler’s other predictions about changes to work and society will also come true. What does this mean for project managers?

Sustaining Competitiveness via Cumulative Advantage

by Pang De Xian

The changing nature of competitive advantage has one constant—the trust and comfortability of products and services to consumers garnered by the value propositions that accumulate throughout the years, referred to as cumulative advantage. Discover tactics to build cumulative advantage and how they align with your project delivery strategy.

Achieving Sustainability Requires Continuous Innovation & Talent

by Kevin Coleman

To be successful, an individual or organization must open their minds about what may be possible in the near term—but perhaps has absolutely no tie to the past whatsoever. This is especially the case when it comes to the seemingly unlimited possibilities of new technologies that are beginning to emerge.

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