for the most
enterprising project managers looking to advance their careers, there’s a
light at the end of the proverbial tunnel—and that light is green.
“There is a growing demand for
project managers in nations that are
becoming more concerned about the
environment, such as Brazil,” says Marconi Fábio Vieira, PMP, CEO of InfoChoice, an IT project management
consultancy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Mr. Vieira’s principal client is
energy giant Petrobras, and he has
seen firsthand the need for project
managers well-versed in sustainabil-
ity. “When you build a new process
plant in oil and gas projects, there
is a complex environmental-license
process that must be planned and
monitored,” he says. “Project man-
agers and project management best
practices add value to those projects
at virtually every stage of the sustain-
ability supply chain—from planning
and implementing environmental
initiatives to tracking and reporting
More and more organizations are
The global market for environmental
products and services is projected to
double by 2020, up to US$2.74 bil-
lion per year, according to the United
Nations Environment Programme.
The result will be millions of green
jobs in areas as diverse as agriculture,
energy, transportation, IT, construc-
tion and manufacturing.