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The Complexity of Sustainability: A Simple, Yet In-Depth Look

When it comes to the topic of sustainability, one of the unfortunate realities we have to contend with is that it is complex. Sustainability is a broad spectrum that can’t be painted with a single brush as it covers everything from extreme poverty to carbon emissions.  The intricate layers and interconnectivity inherent in sustainability, by […]

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Cutting Through the Noise: What is Sustainable Project Management

There Is a Lot of Noise Out There.  Let’s Clear the Air. In an age where information spreads at the speed of light and sustainable project management is rapidly gaining popularity, clarity becomes our most valued ally. With this burgeoning interest comes the responsibility to articulate its principles clearly and accurately, lest we fall into […]

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The Local Economic Impact of Projects as a Core Component of Sustainable Project Management

The decision of where to develop a project can significantly impact the local economy. Considering the local economic impacts before initiating any development project is essential since it can have far-reaching consequences. The prosperity category of the GPM P5 Standard focuses on maximizing positive returns for as many stakeholders as possible. Therefore, it is critical […]

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Dignity. The Missing Aspect of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

When our standards team was reworking the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management, we started writing an element for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  We felt strongly that the impact element we used in version 2, diversity and equal opportunity, should be separated, given their own focus, and expanded on.  Since DEI has is […]

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Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on Land” and Project Management

This installment in our series on the SDGs focuses on #15 of 17, Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”. This SDG has 9 targets which you can read in detail. The short version is to protect all life […]

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