Svetlana Apenko – Dostoevsky Omsk State University, RF, Omsk, Mira pr-t, 55A, Russia

Yulia Fomina – Dostoevsky Omsk State University, RF, Omsk, Mira pr-t, 55A, Russia


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The aim of the paper is to develop and test a new methodology for assessing the level of
maturity of sustainable (green) project management at Russian enterprises, as well as establish the
existing level of maturity and justify ways to improve it. The research was carried out using a methodology
based on the developments of the international association for green project management Global
organization “Green Project Management”. Given methodology is characterized by the addition of the
institutional module of sustainability and indicators of motivational readiness for the implementation of
sustainability. The methodology was tested at 81 enterprises in 12 regions of Russia using the method
of online questioning of experts.
An average level of green project management maturity at enterprises was recorded by means of quantitative
evaluation of the integral indicator and its constituents generalizing indicators according to
four criteria – social, institutional, economic, and environmental. The motives for introducing green
project management are identified.


Sustainability, Project management, Sustainability criteria.


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