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Sustainability In Projects: An Analysis Of Relevant Sustainability Aspects In The Project Management Process Based On The Three Pillars Model


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S. Kirchhof & R. Brandtweiner


Sustainability in projects: an analysis of relevant sustainability aspects in the project management process based on the three pillars model S. Kirchhof1 & R. Brandtweiner2 1University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria 2Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria Abstract Project management and sustainability are two concepts which increase in popularity constantly. The concept of sustainability has to be integrated throughout a company and therefore has to be considered during the whole process of project management. In order to anchor the concept of sustainability in a project it is necessary to focus on ecological, social and economic aspects. The creation and implementation of such an integrated management approach will lead to the creation of additional value for companies. This paper discusses the potential of incorporating sustainability in project management. Keywords: project management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability concepts. 1 Introduction The concept of sustainability and corresponding discussions has existed for a fairly long time. Greater interest in this topic has arisen in society through the higher attention paid to sustainability by the mass media. Global warming, natural disasters and constantly increasing poverty all across the world have led even in the well-developed and industrialised countries to thoughts about the cross-generational, long-term and responsible use of resources. In addition, the world depression induced by the disproportional allocation of financial resources highlights the urgency of incorporating the sustainability concept in all economic activities. Companies have to focus on sustainable management. Furthermore,


project management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability concepts.