Sustainable Developmental Projects
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10th March, 2022
Context for sustainable Development projects
Sustainable development projects (valeri 2015) are basically the projects that are intended to enhance the quality of life of the present generations, without impacting the interests of the future generations. The legitimate right of the future generations and their responsible share in the resources will be protected and the resources that are of use for future generations will not be abuses as well. The core objective of the sustainable development projects is to protect the interests of the current generations, without compromising on the interests of the future generations. The contextual basis for these projects has evolved from the ethical and moral obligations of the current people apart from the progression and development seen in the technology and the related domains of the mankind. External factors that are setting the context and need for such projects will arise both from the social and the regulatory factors. Social contract for collective and responsible growth and regulations arised for the needs of the ecology and environmental well-being and marriage of the same sets the context for the sustainable development projects.
Of course compliance and ensuring the compliance of these projects with the stated goals derives the framework of action and compliance from diverse regulatory aspects. For example, UN Sustainability development goals(SDGs) provide a framework of ethics and regulation for the sake of formulating an action domain for driving the sustainable development projects. These initiatives will provide a direction and framework for undertaking action plans for undertaking such projects. They do provide assistance in supporting the opportunities in this direction.
Facts that there is increased damaged to the ecology in the recent years due to the climate change and global warming. The statistics of the increased draught and change in the global mean temperatures. The fact and the statistics about the increase in the marine coastal water temperatures, increase in the sea water levels etc. makes up a basis to think about the responsible usage of the resources. Further the facts and statisitcs like the increase in the level of the pollutants and the emissions in the atmosphere, increase in the diseases that are dependent on such factors will set the context for this occasion and they will increase the awareness and need for such projects.
Managing sustainability projects
Managing sustainability projects is not driven by the profits as well it will not reflect in the profitability and financial ratios of the organization. Management of the sustainability projects will not consider these factors into consideration. However, the actual management of the sustainability projects will depend on the commitment and the dedication of the organizations into these goals. For example, the vision and the mission of the organizations will set the context and will decide the direction for undertaking these projects. They do provide the framework for the organization to commit for these goals and to achieve them. Basically it is the organizational philosophy and the commitment of the key stakeholders for these objectives, will influence the pace of the sustainability projects. Visions and the SDGs set by the organization will decide these objectives of the organization (Doskočil, R. and Lacko, B 2018).
Digital technology is an omnipotent tool and is of use in several domains including in the SDGs. There is wide scope for the application of the digital technologies and the digital tools. For example, the Digital technology tools like remote sensing using Satellite connected GPS technologies now provide an overview of the ecological picture on the planet, it will provide inputs for the ecologically sustainability oriented projects. Digital technology is also of use in mapping the project progression, working for planning and employing controls, communication and so forth. Digital technology is also of use in providing the needs and the current levels of the sustainability practices happening on the planet. So naturally the ease in project management and the increase in the speed of the projects can be achieved using the digital technology enabled tools.
Objectives of the sustainable projects need to be formulated based on the realistic situation. For example, there is need for consideration to the aspects like the need, the realistic proximity to achieve these goals, resources required, the funds availability, compliance needs and the eco-system available all makes up consideration for undertaking such projects. Challenges in such projects is mainly related to the profitability of the project. Unlike regular project the profitability of the projects is not an objective, so feasibility of conducting such projects depends on several factors, there is need to consider holistic picture of such projects before bringing them executed. So working out solutions to all such challenges is one of the key objectives of such projects. Existing project management strategies can be applied to manage sustainable development projects however new modification of these projects like inventions of PM4SD, FEST etc. provided alteration to the project management tools like Prince2 and provided with custom project management techniques for sustainability focus projects. The key strategies of these projects will reflect the principles that shaped the sustainable project management promotion. The objectives of the sustainable development project will become the key directives of the management in the project management and this will be the key strategy of change in such projects. Also the key objectives naturally will include the objectives of the sustainable development projects(Mowforth and Munt 2015). Apart from traditional project management skill, it is required for the project managers and other stakeholders to have much broader and wider outlook towards the ecology and other related factors like environment. They will provide the directives in implementing the action plan of the project and will support the management of such projects effectively. Procurement and supplier sourcing will be impacted like other main stream operations of the project management and there will be focus on the responsible sourcing and sustainability focus (Serveas et al 2012).
Of course the culture of forward looking, proactivity, social and ecologically responsible and inclusion of the sustainability elements into the main stream operation of the project are some of the key issue of focus that need to be included into the culture of the such organizations.
Assessing the maturity or the success of the sustainability projects?
Sustainable projects and their success can be assessed by formulating the indicators of the growth and achievement. Monitoring the same and quantification of these parameters will provide direct estimation of success of sustainability projects(Joung et al 2013). Success can be promoted by creating a strategic plan and strategic framework of indicators and goals for achieving the same. Such framework will be of use for guiding the success and will promote the same, by creating insights into the progress from time to time(Servaes et al 2015). Sustainable indicators can be classified into the categories of the societal, environmental and ecological domains.
As well they can also be categorized into the sub themes like qualitative or quantitative, Absolute or relative, General or specific and so forth. Each of these indicators are of use in working out framework for indicators (Agol, Latawiec and Strassburg, 2014). Reporting the sustainable development can be done through Global report initiatives(GRI), UN-CSD United nations indicators of sustainable development. Also ISO and EPE standards are relevance in reporting the same. (ISO14031).
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