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Delivering Sustainable Capital Projects

Access to new resource related to sustainability and project management added to PMWL



Resource provided by Victor Dantas

03 May 2022 – São Paulo, Brazil – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to sustainable capital projects. The new resource is titled “Delivering Sustainable Capital Projects: Rewrite the future”, by Marc O’Connor and Devin-Paul O’Brien, with contributions from George Apostolides, Susan McDonald, Miffy Oliver and Guy Harrison, published by Deloitte MCS Limited in the UK.

This report delves into a new challenge for capital projects currently: sustainability. Through insights and research, the authors define the benefits and characteristics of the Sustainable Capital Project (SCP) Lifecycle. The increasing pressures that organisations now face are forcing them to act immediately and also to act as change enablers. The authors provide some examples such pressures on the organisations: customer, employee and community demands; investors; government policies and operational cost reduction.

On the other hand, the benefits of end-to-end sustainability in capital projects are known to be generous according to the report. Organisational rearrangement is made possible to simplify supply chains and reduce risk and uncertainty meanwhile increasing business efficiency. On the side of finances, sustainable capital projects seem more attractive to investors as they make a move towards low-carbon investments. The report also brings out that top talents are drawn to projects that actively pursue a net zero agenda. Last but not least, cost saving in designing for carbon reduction can save enormous amount of embodied carbon as well as effectively contribute towards the Environmental and Social agenda.

To access this new resource, go to the Advanced Topics in P/PM section of the library at, click on “Sustainability and Project Management”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access. If not yet registered, please consider the FREE Trial Membership.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here