Other related sections of the PMKI:
Blg: The Evolution of Ethics. The evolution of ethical thinking from the Ancient Greeks to Post Modernism.
WP: Ethics and Leadership. A strong ethical framework is vital for personal success and underpins your ability to lead. Ideally this framework will be supported by the organization's governance structures.
Art: Ethical Leadership. The crucial role leaders play in establishing the ethical culture of their organizations - ethical standards are set at the top!
Blg: Practical Ethics. Blind trust in the ethical standards of others is dangerous. The role of ethical leaders is first to set the ethical standards, and then implement systems that require their followers to conform.
Blg: Practical Ethics 2. The ethical standards of an organization are set by the actions of its leaders (not what they say). What they do sets the ceiling and what they tolerate in others the floor.
Blg: Making Ethics Effective. The need for surveillance and enforcement to support ethical standards.
Download the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Download the ISO Code of Ethics and Conduct
Every decision you make has an ethical component. The PMI Ethical Decision-Making Framework (EDMF) describes steps that can be used to guide you through a process to make a decision when confronted with an ethical dilemma. Download the PMI Ethical Decision-Making Framework
Blg: Tired workers lose their ethics. Tired people are more grumpy, absent minded and clumsy than normal and new research suggests that they are also more likely to cheat!
Art: The Problem with Paradox. Virtually every management system generates a series of paradox that cannot be removed because both of the factors that create the paradox are important, but at the same time contradict each other. This article discusses how to live with paradox.
The dimensions of professionalism are:
Blg: The Origins of Integrity. Integrity as we know it today stands for soundness of moral principle and character – uprightness – honesty; but there's more.
Art: Ethics, Integrity and Governance. The mutual interdependence between ethics, personal integrity, and the governance of organizations - does an organization have ethical responsibilities?
Blg: The moral underpinnings of good policy. The relationship between morals, ethics, values, principles and policies.
Art: Professional Project Management. What does professional project management look like? This article looks at the concept of a formal profession and what this means for project management.
Sustainability is a social goal focused on the ability
of people to co-exist on Earth over a very long time-span.
In business and policy contexts, it refers to the ability
to maintain or support a process continuously over time
while preventing the depletion of natural or physical
resources. This topic includes:
- Responsible project management
- Green project management
- Green building.
Art: Sustainable project management. Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and 'Green Project Management' to enhance your project's 'triple bottom line'.
Art: CSR, TBL, and Too Many Other Acronyms. This article looks at the relationship between ESG, CSR, TBL and a range of other concepts built around the need for organizations to act in ways that are socially and environmentally sustainable.
ISO 14001:2015 is an international standard that defines the controls needed to reduce your organization’s environmental impact as a result of its operations. Certification to the standard is available.
ISO 14001:2015 helps organization's manage their environmental impacts, ensure legal compliance, identify efficiencies, and reduce costs. To operate in a socially responsible manner and meet legal obligations it is important for an organization to identify the environmental aspects of its operations and manage the associated risks in areas such as environmental impacts, the use of natural resources, pollution of land and water, increase in carbon production, and destruction of natural habitats.
The manifesto is a call for project professionals to expand their roles by advocating for beneficial change It aims to help facilitate conversations that value
While we recognize that projects programs and portfolios need to deliver outputs, outcomes and benefits, we believe that unless we all look after local communities, society and the natural world, projects will contribute to the destruction of humanity The signatories to this Manifesto are developing and applying ways of managing projects to realize social, environmental and economic value without preference.
10 Driving Principles
See more on the manifesto for responsible project
management at: https://www.responsiblepm.com/
The Green Project Management global movement has developed models for sustainability, training, and certification of individuals based on the following principles:
These principles are encapsulated in the GMP360 model:
Download the GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management v3.0
Or click through to the GPM website for more information: https://greenprojectmanagement.org/
GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management v2.0 can be downloaded for historical reference.
The built environment sector accounts for approximately 40% of process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Of this 27% comes from building use (operations) and 13% from the construction industries including manufacture and transport of materials used in building roads, houses, etc. The good news is the industry has been working to reduce emissions and is having some success. Some of the organizations leading the change are:
ZERO is an independent industry group of construction professionals from a range of backgrounds. Their vision of the future is an industry that places great importance on carbon efficiency. An industry that continuously measures and manages carbon through all project stages, basing project decisions on CO2 emissions, not just cost, time, quality, and safety. Their mission is to reach a wide audience, and spark change on projects, within organizations, and across the whole industry.
ZERO members use their collective experience in practical solutions and project realities to work towards creating a net zero emissions construction industry. This is being achieved by collaborating to learn, share, and raise awareness of relevant topics to create content that is accessible and engaging and focused on original thinking and innovation.
See more at: https://zeroconstruct.com/
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is the largest and most influential local-regional-global action network, leading the uptake of sustainable and decarbonized built environments for everyone, everywhere. The WorldGBC works with businesses, organizations and governments to deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Together, with the 75+ Green Building Councils which are
members of the WorldGBC global network, and industry
partners from all around the world, the WorldGBC are
driving systemic changes to:
- Address whole life carbon emissions of existing and new buildings Enable resilient, healthy, equitable and inclusive places,
- Secure regenerative, resource efficient and waste-free infrastructure, and
- Develop and administer many of the world’s ratings tools.
See more at: https://worldgbc.org/
Architecture 2030 is another early initiative, based in the USA. Over the last two decades, with modest resources, it has achieved impressive shifts in outlook and practice within the U.S. and global building sectors. The organization works to create the initiatives necessary to empower designers, policymakers, and educators to facilitate systemic change and achieve a zero-carbon built environment.
See more at: https://architecture2030.org/
The CIOB’s Carbon Action 2050 working group published a policy framework in 2011 that significantly influences the approach of the UK construction industry and is still relevant today. The Carbon Action 2050 toolkit is an action plan of simple, practical steps that can be taken by the Institute, its members, and the wider construction industry to reduce carbon emissions from the built environment.See more on the CIOB.
Blg: Built to last. This post questions the approach to green ratings - should we be building for durability rather then short-term sustainability?
Blg: Every decision you make, every action you take has a carbon footprint. This post argues green building (and the measurement of carbon) needs to be re-framed to consider the whole building lifecycle rather then simply measuring the carbon embedded in the building process - most of the big savings are from design decisions focused on optimizing, operability, maintainability and durability.
Green building has been
included in the Sustainability section of this website (see above)
Click through to the construction management section.
GPM Green Project Management: https://greenprojectmanagement.org
UN Sustainable Development website: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/
Manifesto for responsible project management: https://www.responsiblepm.com/