GPM Releases First Organizational Standard; The P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management

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Joel Carboni
Joel Carboni IPMA-B® GPM® MPM® is the President of GPM Global, a project management professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of the practical application of sustainable project management practices to decouple socio-environmental degradation and economic growth. GPM Global accredits professional training organizations and project management practitioners and is largely considered the solutions leader with their project delivery method PRiSM™. GPM training is currently being offered in over 128 Countries through accredited training organizations and Universities and have won an IPMA Achievement award and a Global Leadership and Development Award from the HRD World Congress for their work in Sustainability.

Introducing the GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management; People, Planet & Profit, Project Processes and Products. Fort Wayne/USA The global focus on sustainable development, climate change, ethics, social responsibility and supply chains has increased in recent years. There is a growing demand for sustainable business practices through their processes and products so that they are more sensitive and responsive to environmental sustainability and to the community (or multiple communities) in which they operate.p5-logo-med As contributors to and members of the United Nations Global Compact, GPM’s commitment to global citizenship is embodied in our efforts to help individuals and organizations around the world build skills that empower them to participate in and contribute to a healthy economy with a commitment to environmental and social stewardship. P5 is a tool that supports the alignment of Portfolios, Programs and Projects with organizational strategy for Sustainability and focuses on the Impacts of Project Processes and Deliverables on the Environment, Society, the corporate bottom line and the local economy, The new 29-page publication, available at to registered members and provides guidance on what to measure and how to integrate sustainability into project activities using over 40 criteria.  P5 serves as the sustainability framework the PRiSM methodology and leverages ISO standards, the GRI G4 indicators and the UN Global Compact Ten Principles. Joel Carboni, President of GPM Global stated, “As the stewards of innovation with representation in every industry worldwide, project management, as a discipline is uniquely suited to address challenges to the environment and our way of life.  We developed the P5 Concept in 2011 and have been using it in our courses since that time.  Now that we have expanded our framework to PRINCE2® and Agile, it was necessary to turn P5 into a stand-alone standard. will help advance sustainable development on a global scale at a faster rate.” About the GPM Formed in 2009, GPM® is a global professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of sustainable project management practices to decouple social and environmental degradation from economic growth. GPM® largely considered the global solutions leader with their three level professional certifications and IPMA® Award Winning project delivery method PRiSM™. GPM® training is currently being offered in more than 100 countries around the world through accredited training organizations and Universities. To learn more about P5 visit

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