GPM China Advances in Line With National Environmental Goals

Train the Trainer Sessions at Beijing (Peking) University Take Off!

GPM China successfully delivered the second of the three agreed train the trainer sessions in January. With this series, GPM China expects the promotion of GPM® and PRISM® across China to experience a growth period due to the strength of the institutions who have made commitments.

The most renowned university in China, Beijing University (Peking University) committed to sending professors to learn the GPM framework and then initiate their own courses. On the first session the Dean of the department of Peking University HSBC Business School Center for Green Economy attended and certified as a GPM-b® together with fellow faculty from the department.

GPM China’s Train the Trainer Sessions at Beijing University

Besides Peking University, China University of Mining and Technology and Beijing University of Technology professors have taken part and committed to send additional faculty.

Several additional stakeholders from the government participated at different points of to evaluate the program and see what other Government functions could be fit to implement GPM standards into their units.

On the growth of GPM China, Executive Director Jesus Hernandez states that “the Chinese Government is taking the environmental challenges our world is facing and as these Universities are government affiliated, they have been given the mandate to implement GPM to mitigate the effects of climate change. “

In Support of the Chinese Government’s Environmental Goals

In 2016, a national guideline on environmental improvements was approved with the Chinese government focused on improving environmental protection and restoration to ensure a greener, more sustainable development, according to the new guideline for environmental protection during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).

The Chinese government has put environmental protection and restoration at the top of the agenda. As President Xi Jinping once said, “We should stay committed to the basic state policy of conserving resources, protecting the environment like we protect our eyes, treating the environment like it is our lives.”

GPM’s mission is to make the world a better place one project at a time, and the efforts of GPM China are essential to our ability to do this.  Our contribution to the Paris Agreement and commitment to Sustainable Development Goal #13, Climate action, have been strengthened with Beijing University taking the baton and running with it.

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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