The concept of sustainability has grown in recognition and importance. The pressure on companies to broaden their reporting and accountability from economic performance for shareholders, to sustainability performance for all stakeholders is leading to a change of mindset in consumer behaviour and corporate policies. How can we develop prosperity without compromising the life and needs of future generations? Sustainability in Project Management explores and identifies the questions surrounding the integration of the concepts of sustainability in projects and project management and provides valuable guidance and insights. Sustainability relates to multiple perspectives, economical, environmental and social, but also to responsibility and accountability and values in terms of ethics, fairness and equality. The authors will inspire project managers to be aware of these considerations, and to apply them to the role they play in projects, not just 'doing things right' but 'doing the right things right'.
'Sustainability in Project Management thinking and techniques is still in its relatively early days. By the end of this decade it will probably be universal, ubiquitous, fully integrated and expected. This book will be a most valuable guide on this journey for all those interested in the future of projects and how they are managed in a world in peril.' Tom Taylor, founder of dashdot and vice-President of APM 'Project Managers are faced with lots of intersections. The intersection of projects and risk, projects and people, projects and constraints… Sustainability in Project Management is a compelling, in-depth treatment of a most important intersection: the intersection of project management and sustainability. With detailed background building to practical checklists and a call to action, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in truly implementing sustainability, project manager or not.' Rich Maltzman, PMP, Co-Founder, EarthPM, LLC, and co-author of Green Project Management, Cleland Literature Award Winner of 2011 'Great book! Based on a thorough review on existing relevant models and concepts the authors provide guidance for different stakeholders such as Project Managers and Project Office Managers to consider sustainability principles on projects. The book gets you started on sustainability in project context!' Martina Huemann, WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Austria 'While sustainability and green business have been around a while, this book is truly a "call to action" to help the project manager, or for that matter, anyone, seize the day and understand sustainability from a project perspective. This book gives real and practical suggestions as to how to fill the sustainability/project gap within your organization. I particularly liked the relationship between sustainability and "professionalism and ethics", a connection that needs to be kept in the forefront.' David Shirley, PMP, Co-Founder, EarthPM, LLC, and co-author o
Contents: Foreword, Nelmara Arbex; Foreword, Miles Shepherd; Preface; Introduction, Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Adri KÃ¶hler; Sustainability in business, Julia Planko and Gilbert Silvius; Sustainability and projects, Gilbert Silvius and Ron Schipper; Incorporating sustainability in project management, Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Jasper van den Brink; Reflection and conclusion, Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper and Jasper van den Brink; Getting started, Ron Schipper and Gilbert Silvius; Appendices; Further reading; Index.