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Sustainability and Project Management

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Several articles and papers related to sustainability have been previously published in the PM World Journal and are now included in the PM World Collection at https://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/.  Click here and scroll down and click on key words or topics.

Papers, Reports and Studies

Agarwal, S.R. and Kalmar, T.  Sustainability in Project Management: Eight principles in practice - Master’s Thesis at Umeå School of Business and Economics. This paper introduces eight practical principles to manage project sustainably.  For more https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/8-principles-keep-mind-manage-projects-sustainably-timea-kalmar?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST, or click here for report.

Andriamirado, J. (2018). Sustainable Activism & Ecology: New Challenges in the Construction Field, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue XI – November.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pmwj76-Nov2018-Andriamirado-sustainable-activism-and-ecology-student-paper.pdf

Bassi, A., Bertossa, J., Cirelli, S., Gianini-Cusumano, K., Mondia, M. M., Rexha, C., Rodoni, J., Tesciat, S. S., Sefrin, C., Scarinzi, R., Tunzi, M. (2023). PM Role on Sustainability Objectives; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/pmwj135-Nov2023-Bassi-et-al-project-management-role-on-sustainability-objectives.pdf

Berger, V. (2019). Sustainability: when companies take over the state responsibility, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue II (February). Available online at pmwj79-Feb2019-Berger-sustainability-when-companies-take-over-state-responsibilties.pdf (pmworldlibrary.net) 

Bouddou, S. (2018). Building Sustainability into a Contract: How to create more “Green” Supply Chain Contracts, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue XI – November.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pmwj76-Nov2018-Bouddou-building-sustainability-into-a-contract-student-paper.pdf

Gonnon, C. (2019). Sustainable Construction: What must be included in sustainable contractual clauses, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue II (February).  Available online at pmwj79-Feb2019-Gonnon-sustainable-construction-student-paper.pdf (pmworldlibrary.net)

Halwatura, R. U., Kodithuwakku, K.  A. B. P. (2022). Incorporating Sustainable procurement Practices in the Construction Industry in Sri Lanka: Benefits and Challenges; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/pmwj122-Oct2022-Halwatura-Kodithuwakku-sustainable-procurement-in-sri-lanka-construction-industry.pdf

Hetemi, E., Moylan, W.A. (2021). Sustainable Development and Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons Learned from Infrastructure Megaprojects in Europe; presented at the University of Maryland 2021 Virtual Project Management Symposium, College Park, Maryland, USA in April 2021; republished in the PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VIII, August. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/pmwj108-Aug2021-Hetemi-Moylan-sustainable-development-and-stakeholder-engagement-lessons-learned2.pdf

Larsson,J. and Larsson, L. (2020). Integration, Application and Importance of Collaboration in Sustainable Project Management; Sustainability, 12, 585; doi:10.3390/su12020585 Available online at https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/2/585/pdf (Choudhury)

Majika, A. (2021). Customer service and project performance at state-owned enterprises:  Towards a sustainable mechanism; PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/pmwj111-Nov2021-Majika-customer-service-project-performance-at-state-owned-enterprises-2.pdf

Morfaw, J. (2014). Fundamentals of project sustainability. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2014—North America, Phoenix, AZ. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Available online at https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/fundamentals-project-sustainability-9369  (Dantas)

O'Connor, M., O'Brien, D., Apostolides, G., McDonald, S., Oliver, M. and Harrison, G. (2021). Delivering Sustainable Capital Projects: Rewrite the future. Deloitte MCS Limited. Available at: https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/uk/Documents/blogs/deloitte-uk-delivering-sustainable-capital-projects-final-version.pdf/  (Dantas)

Pirozzi, M, Quagliarini, A, Apponi, F, Brusciotti, F, Buzzi, C, Mendicino, A, Milani, C and Raguso, D (2023). Sustainable Project Management: A multidimensional value-based approach; PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/pmwj130-Jun2023-Pirozzi-Quagliarini-et-al-Sustainable-Project-Management.pdf

Rao, R. (2023). Circular Economy: What does it mean for Project Professionals? PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/pmwj134-Oct2023-Rao-circular-economy-what-it-means-for-project-professionals.pdf

Silvius, A. J. G., & Schipper, R. P. J. (2014). Sustainability in project management: A literature review and impact analysis. Social Business, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 2014. pp.63-96. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/westburn/sb/2014/00000004/00000001/art00006;jsessionid=19igdno0vusmt.x-ic-live-01


Articles, Blogs, Expert Opinions, Interviews

Ancizu, M. (2022).  Four simple yet powerful ways of introducing and promoting sustainability in projects, programs, and portfolios, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue V, May. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/pmwj12-May2023-Ancizu-four-simple-ways-to-introduce-sustainability-2.pdf

Ancizu, M. M. (2022).  Would you like to create sustainable value? Gear your projects towards quality, advisory article, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj124-Dec2022-Ancizu-gear-your-projects-towards-quality.pdf

Ancizu Beramendi, M. M. (2022). The four fundamentals to lead sustainable projects successfully, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue I, January. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/pmwj113-Jan2022-Ancizu-four-fundamentals-to-lead-sustainable-projects-successfully-.pdf

Ancizu Beramendi, M. M. (2021). Creating, fostering and communicating sustainability: the virtuous relationship between your projects’ benefits and the Sustainable Development Goals, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/pmwj112-Dec2021-Ancizu-creating-fostering-communicating-sustainability.pdf

Bigg, T. (2021). How Net Zero Carbon Differs from Carbon Neutral; Commentary, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/pmwj109-Sep2021-Bigg-how-net-zero-carbon-differs-from-carbon-neutral2.pdf

Farnsworth, J. (2021). Road to Net Zero; Commentary, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/pmwj110-Oct2021-Farnsworth-road-to-net-zero-commentary.pdf

Poloni, L., Smallwood, N. (2021). Delivering sustainable infrastructure: Insights from industry leaders. Published by McKinsey & Company. Available online at https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/delivering-sustainable-infrastructure-insights-from-industry-leaders   (Dantas)

Vargas, V. V. (2023). Rethinking ESG: The Urgent Need to Prioritize S and G, Beyond Hype, series article, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue VII, July. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/pmwj131-Jul2023-Vargas-rethinking-esg-byond-hype-article-2.pdf

Vargas, R. V.  (2023).  Marketing is Killing ESG. Here’s how we can save it. commentary, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue III, March.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/pmwj127-Mar2023-Vargas-Marketing-is-Killing-ESG-commentary.pdf


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