How to Incorporate Sustainability into Business Process Management Lifecycle?

  • Andréa Magalhães Magdaleno
  • Leticia Duboc
  • Stefanie Betz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 281)


The impact of human activities has become one of the greatest concerns of our society, leading to global efforts to achieve sustainable development. Business organizations play an important role on this endeavor. Business Process Management (BPM) offers a comprehensive approach for designing, implementing, executing and monitoring business processes. This position paper aims to raise the discussion about how BPM can be extended to consider the direct and indirect effects of the business processes in the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability.


Sustainability Sustainable business processes Green business processes Green BPM Sustainable BPM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andréa Magalhães Magdaleno
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leticia Duboc
    • 3
  • Stefanie Betz
    • 4
  1. 1.IC – Computing InstituteUFF – Fluminense Federal UniversityNiteróiBrazil
  2. 2.EY Brazil ConsultingRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Instituto de Matemática e EstatísticaUniversidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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