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Becoming a Sustainable Organization

A Project and Portfolio Management Approach, 1st Edition

By Kristina Kohl

Auerbach Publications

358 pages

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Hardback: 9781498700818
pub: 2016-05-13
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Organizations find that a performance gap exists between sustainability vision and benefits realization. Effecting transformational change requires incorporating sustainability into organization's culture including policies, processes, and people. Although they are often overlooked, project management professionals and HR professionals are valuable

Table of Contents

What Is Sustainability? Why Does It Matter? Building the Business Case for Sustainability. Gaining Stakeholder and C-Suite Support and Sponsorship. Alignment of Business and Sustainability Strategy Creates Sustainable Strategy. Project Management Techniques Inform Sustainable Strategy Development. Creating a Culture of Sustainability. Portfolio Management Supports Strategic Sustainability Alignment. Identifying and Engaging External Stakeholders. Leveraging Organizational Relationships and Assets. Leveraging Human Capital Professionals. Adopting a Culture of Change to Unlock the Benefits of Sustainable Strategy. Sustainable Strategy as a Lever to Attract, Engage, and Retain the Workforce. Tools and Techniques to Embed Sustainability. Selecting Goals and Metrics that Matter. Celebrating Success. Index.

About the Author

Kristina Kohl is the managing principal of HRComputes, a management consulting firm that provides strategic guidance, program, and project management to corporate clients in order to maximize their human capital investment through technology and change management. Kristina leads the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Strategy practice for the firm and provides strategic guidance to senior management on the value proposition of adopting a sustainable strategy. HRComputes is a registered New Jersey Sustainable Business, WBE, and SBE. They are recipients of the Gotham Green Award for sustainable strategy and earned a certificate of recognition from the New Jersey EPA for sustainability innovation.

Kristina speaks at industry events including the PMI Global Conference and the Society for Human Resource Management Global Conference. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University, and the Project Management Institute. She has authored white papers and articles for online publications of Project, Sustainable Brands, and the Wharton Magazine.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General