Sustainability Project Management

For the past year or so, I’ve been working with colleagues around the world to define how to manage projects in  organizations that have adopted sustainability practices.  While there is a lot of information on different sustainability measures and programs, there is practically nothing on how to work with sustainable practices and integrate them into the delivery or new products and services.  I’m happy to say that there is now a framework that project managers can use to define, manage and report on sustainability within their projects.  Based on the principles of the IISPM (IISPM.ORG), the guide titled “Making Sense of Sustainability Project Management” identifies key areas of focus on planning, managing information and risk, governance and reporting for sustainability project management.  In it’s entirety, it can be seen as an additional knowledge area supporting the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).  Check it out at


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