Materiality of Projects in Non-financial Reporting

Are Projects Material to Non-Financial Reporting?

The Rise of Sustainability (Non-Financial) Reporting I am often asked what I do for a living.  When I explain that I work in sustainability I usually get an “oh, ok.” followed by a “what does that mean?”  Therein lies the challenge.  Sustainability is a broad topic.  For us at GPM, we address global environmental, economic, and […]

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Waste not, want not: how projects can drive reductions in waste

I recently watched the first episode in a three-part series on waste produced by the government broadcaster in Australia. The War on Waste (check it out here) examining various aspects of waste and how Australian’s waste significant amounts of money and produce the fifth largest producer of municipal waste in the world, producing over 52 […]

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Hey Project Manager, are you a more of a Jedi or a Stormtrooper?

During a recent conversation with a colleague about the qualities of a project manager, I decided to explore various organizations’ standards regarding the “role of a project manager.” Here’s what I discovered. My initial source was PMI’s PMBOK Guide Version 5, which states on page 17 that project managers are responsible for satisfying task needs, […]

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Are you breaching the Code of Ethics by not being sustainable?

At a recent presentation to a group of project managers in Australia I spoke about sustainable projects and sustainable project management. During the presentation I put forward the argument that if project management is to be considered a profession, then we collectively need to operate to a higher set of ethical standards. So what is […]

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