Five strategies for projects to become more sustainable

Five strategies for projects to become more sustainable

Project managers are increasingly expected to take environmental factors into account when it comes to sustainability, but it’s easier said than done.

“[Project managers are] required to take a client brief and execute it to the best of their ability, but it’s often not clear what that employer or client expects in terms of sustainability,” says Tom Taylor, former Association for Project Management president and visiting professor at the University of Salford. “Is it specifically mentioned in the brief? Is it framed as a cost-in-use? Are they asking for metrics around carbon footprint? What about the implications of decommissioning? Getting those factors into briefs would be a major step forward.”

Five strategies for projects to become more sustainable

 

 


Posted by Richard Young on 16th Mar 2020 

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Richard Young is the consulting editor of Project
Project is the official journal of the Association for Project Management (APM).

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