The Environment and Your Portfolio

It’s hard to find a good book, let alone one that is free. Without Hot Air, written by a Cambridge University professor, is both. You can download the PDF here.

I would recommend it to just about anyone, because it explains the environment in quite a simple, but immensely analytical way. For example, what is more impactful, cutting down on air travel, or switching to wind energy? This book runs the numbers to explain the impact of different decisions. If you’re running a portfolio or a project, this is a good first step to understanding the environmental impact for both you and your stakeholders. It’s a long book, but you can easily skim to get the key points, and since you can download the PDF for free, you don’t feel compelled to read every single page.

Note the free delivery of the book is very much the author’s intention, he’s keen to contribute to the environmental debate, rather than make money, and I think you’ll find his perspective is well reasoned and objective.

Without Hot Air

The New York Times has a great blog devoted to environmental topics, which you can find here

One response to “The Environment and Your Portfolio

  1. This is basic principle (the impact of the things that you do on others) that is rarely taken into consideration when it comes to Project Management.

    This perspective is extremely helpful for resolving project conflicts, whether on a higher level or when it comes to team conflicts.

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