Environmental Sustainability through Green Business Process Management





environmental sustainability, Green BPM, environmental performance indicators (EPIs)


The climate change phenomenon, directly or indirectly, affects industries and nations. Governments and organizations have been challenged to identify their environmental impacts to address environmental sustainability issues. A promising, yet under-studied in this context, theme of information systems (IS) literature that has the potential to help with identifying, quantifying and managing environmental impacts is business process management (BPM). With its focus on continual process performance improvement, the capacity of BPM to contribute to Environmental Sustainability (ES) needs to be further explored. Yet, contributions from the BPM research community and the impact of these contributions appear to be fragmented. In this paper, we present a systematic literature review to explore BPM contributions to ES, with a focus on environmental performance indicators (EPIs) as well as relevant organizational factors related to ES and BPM. In doing so, we identify and explore ‘Green BPM’ contributions and suggest ways to advance BPM research in the context of ES.

Author Biographies

Shahrzad Roohy Gohar, The University of Queensland

Associate Lecturer and PhD Student, BIS Discipline, UQ Business School

Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland

Professor, BIS Discipline Leader, UQ Business School


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Roohy Gohar, S., & Indulska, M. (2020). Environmental Sustainability through Green Business Process Management. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 24. https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v24i0.2057



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