Double threat

The economic downturn of 2009 has transformed the global business environment. And from this is emerging a new focus on environmental and economic sustainability. This article discusses how the sustainability is opening new pathways for project managers and offering opportunities for career advancement. In doing so, it describes how one out-of-work project manager transformed his environmental interests into a new career, all via his focused efforts to network and discover new opportunities. It suggests how project managers can gain--even in their present assignments--valuable educational opportunities and professional experience working on sustainable projects; it identifies why organizations should involve sustainability experts throughout a project, particularly the early planning stages. It also discusses the challenge that project managers face in persuading their companies to invest in sustainable projects. It then suggests how project can obtain the knowledge needed to manage sustainability projects an
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