Strategic Partnership Between Project Management Institute (PMI) and Green Project Management (GPM) to Advance Sustainability in Project Management

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New partnership will focus on enabling project professionals and changemakers to integrate sustainability into every aspect of project planning and value delivery

Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for project professionals, and Green Project Management (GPM), an internationally certified social enterprise whose mission is to decouple socio-environmental degradation from economic growth on a global scale, today announced a strategic partnership to equip project managers with the tools and expertise needed to deliver greater value on global sustainability strategies, goals, and visions.

The partnership will provide PMI’s global community of more than 2.1 million certification holders, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders an introduction to GPM’s industry-leading models and deep expertise in advancing sustainability through innovative practices in project management. The collaboration will foster joint research opportunities and projects in support of the advancement of sustainable and regenerative development in the realm of project management.

The cooperative agreement reflects PMI and GPM’s shared commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the 17th SDG focused on strengthening global partnerships to drive sustainable development, as well as other SDGs focused on ensuring affordable and clean energy, establishing sustainable communities, and tackling climate change.

“We are pleased to establish a working relationship with PMI with the shared objective of strengthening the project profession. To deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and mitigate the impacts of climate change, we must do everything we can to ensure that projects and project management are positioned to make the biggest impact and partnerships are critical to making forward progress. We look forward to making an impact together,” stated GPM founder Joel Carboni.

Project management professionals play an important role in today’s world by bringing teams together to solve complex problems and create positive impact through projects, and sustainability is a critical focus. PMI’s recent Global Megatrends 2022 report highlights the growing stakes of the climate crisis and the need for project professionals to integrate emissions targets into key performance indicators, build emissions management into ways of working, and engage with stakeholders on sustainability best practices.

“As PMI’s recent research has emphasized, leaders across sectors and geographies are increasingly setting bold targets to act on climate change and adopt greater sustainability measures,” said Michael DePrisco, PMI Interim President & CEO. “Project professionals will continue to play an essential role in turning these visions and strategies into reality. PMI is proud to partner with Green Project Management in ensuring that they have the tools and insights they need to integrate sustainability into every aspect of planning projects and delivering value.”

About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional organization for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and "changemakers" consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide.

PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. 

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit for-purpose organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

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About Green Project Management

GPM is the global leader in sustainable project management practices. As a social enterprise, they advocate principled and value-based project approaches. From their multiple award-winning standards to their training, assessments, and certifications, they are a key driver of sustainable and regenerative development and delivering on the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Founded in 2009, they have been instrumental in shaping sustainable practice as it relates to Portfolio, Program, and Project Management on a global scale and are advocates for the profession’s role in solving wide-scale challenges facing humanity.

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