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GPM and UN Global Compact Local Networks; collaboration for a better world

The UN Post-2015 Business Engagement Architecture outlines platforms for action and partnership which can help optimize and scale up corporate sustainability efforts as well as contribute to corporate participation in the broader multi-stakeholder efforts to achieve UN goals. These supporting elements include various forums and platforms that enable companies and other stakeholders to work together – by geography, sector and/or issue. Such initiatives are key to facilitating the type of partnerships and collective action without which systemic challenges cannot be overcome. (UNGC,2013)

As a key supporter of the UN Global Compact and advocate for adoption of the ten principles in project, program, and portfolio management, we believe strongly in collaboration.  On September 30th, we had the opportunity to work with SumarSe, the UN Global compact local network for Panama, on PSM3, our organizational sustainability assessment model.

The SumarSe team led by Teresa Moll de Alba along with myself, our VP of Strategy Peter Milsom (CA), new VP of Research Michael Young (AU), CIS Regional Director Oxana Klimenko (RU) and Latin America Deputy Director Blas Ramos (PA) discussed the climate for sustainability and CSR in Panama and the positive local impact that the collaboration between our two organizations will could and will have.

After successfully working through the PSM3 Pre-Assessment, we are now working on ways to grow the model together and support sustainable development (and change delivery) in Panama.

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Dr. Joel Carboni

Dr. Joel Carboni is a highly respected expert in sustainable project management. He is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment. He has over 25 years of experience in project management, including government, finance, consulting, manufacturing, and education. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events related to project management and sustainability and has worked in more than 50 countries. In addition to serving as President Emeritus of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) in the United States and being a member of the Global advisory board, Dr. Carboni is also the founder of GPM (Green Project Management) and a visiting professor at Skema Business School. He is also the GPM representative to the United Nations Global Compact, where he was a founding signatory of the Business for Peace Initiative and the Anti-Corruption call to action and a contributor to the development of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Dr. Carboni is the creator of the PRiSM™ project delivery methodology and the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management and has written training programs on Green and Sustainable Project Management that are offered in more than 145 countries through professional training providers, business associations, and universities. He is the lead author of the book "Sustainable Project Management."

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