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Global megatrends in environmental consulting 2018

General - Global Mega Trends

In Environment Analyst’s fourth annual megatrends review we invited senior business leaders from five international environmental and sustainability consulting firms to share with us how they are responding to emerging global challenges and rapidly changing market conditions, how they are supporting their clients to adapt, and what opportunities and threats they see impacting the wider sector in the coming years.

This year’s contributing firms include: Golder, Jacobs, Ramboll, Tauw and WYG.

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Environmental consulting firms the world over are operating in markets buffeted by a multitude of ever-changing conditions. In recent years this industry has had to contend with collapsing demand from the mining and O&G sectors, which has been to some extent balanced out by the rise rise of large-scale, complex infrastructure projects; the emergence of new class of mega companies at the very top end; and all this whilst tackling a wider ‘war for talent’ and keeping up with the latest trends in all things digital.

Discussion points in this special report centre around: how E&S consulting firms are assisting their clients in the oil and gas sector in particular to acclimatise to a carbon-constrained world and repositioning their own businesses accordingly at the same time; the opportunities and challenges that come with digitalisation; the rich pickings and potential pitfalls associated with work in infrastructure; and the importance of meeting the needs of the industry’s core asset - its staff - whilst also nurturing the generations to come.

This special Insight Report includes some fascinating insights on:

  • The challenges of talent acquisition and talent retention where millennials hold all the cards;
  • How the biggest O&G players are themselves leading the drive to low-carbon future;
  • How to future-ready your EC business in a digital world where the half-life is a fraction that of other sectors;
  • Retaining and safeguarding your position in an increasingly diverse sector where competitors are encroaching from all sides;
  • And the wider factors at play in a globalising playing field that could either provide the EC sector with a knock-out round or knock it for six.


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