Biden makes 'historic' funding request for climate and the EPA Locked

Environmental Protection Agency to be “back and ready to work” with record investments in climate and environmental justice. PFAS research studies and regulations also prioritised

Global, North America

M&A round-up (inc. NV5, Stantec, Tetra Tech, WSP/Golder) Locked

Its been a busy fortnight on the acquisition front

Global, North America

Sweco to purchase Finnish sustainability specialist Gaia Locked

Europe, Global

Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group welcomes AECOM Locked

Global, UK

SLR acquires ESG specialist Corporate Citizenship Locked

Strategic acquisition underlines push by British firm to lead in ESG advisory

Europe, Global, UK

Ramboll gives sober nod to 'satisfactory but difficult' year Locked

European consulting heavyweight cites negative organic growth in FY20 review, whilst identifying sustainability as a ‘cornerstone’ of group business. Also announces acquisition of Incept Sustainability

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Global leaders support action on climate change for Africa Locked

The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme was launched virtually by African heads of state and global leaders

Africa & Middle East, Global

US and Canada join forces on global warming Locked

Underscoring the end of its climate change denial, the US has signed up to working with its northern neighbour to tackle the problem

Global, North America

Offshore wind to boost Biden’s clean energy revolution Locked

The White House has announced actions to catalyze offshore wind energy and potentially thousands of 'well-paid, unionised jobs' in the US

Global, North America

ESG under the bonnet Locked

Environment Analyst lifts the lid on what good ESG practice looks like on the ground with perspectives from the client investor, the ESG risk data provider and the consultant; and how it is becoming normalised in everyday business

Asia Pacific, Global

Deal takes UK marine ecology specalist to Norwegian firm Locked

Norwegian environmental consultancy group Akerbla Group has acquired a 51% stake in the UK-based marine specialist, Ocean Ecology.

Europe, Global, UK

ERM acquires HSE firm First Option Locked

Latest M&A deal for London-based global EHS and sustainability consultancy increases presence in film and media industry

Europe, Global, UK

Mandatory TCFD disclosure moves closer in UK Locked

Global, UK

Lucion Services acquires Delta-Simons in transformative acquisition Locked

Purchase strengthens Lucion’s HSE and environmental risk management offering in the UK, and introduces it to the Inogen Alliance

Europe, Global, UK

£60bn offshore wind boom coming to UK Locked

The UK's offshore wind industry workforce set to treble in the next five years and attract more than £60bn in investment

Europe, Global, UK

‘Circular economy’ good for health, equality and wellbeing Locked

A report urges environment professionals across the world to promote circular economy concepts more widely into impact assessment

Global, UK

Management consultants boost ESG credentials Locked

Accenture is the latest professional services firm to invest in an ESG data platform, having announced a deal with Arabesque S-Ray. Environment Analyst provides a round-up of the latest moves and motivations of the Big 3 and their ilk in this space

Global

CEO question time: Alan Ryder, RSK - Part II Locked

Environment Analyst talks business resilience in the pandemic year; international opportunities and megatrends with RSK’s CEO and founder Alan Ryder.

Europe, Global, UK

Health impact assessment – a vital development dimension Locked

Whilst HIA is growing in importance globally, it is often poorly understood. There is need for more guidance, a Golder webinar explained, citing recent research projects and case studies from the African mining industry

Africa & Middle East, Global

Worley lets go of infrastructure advisory business Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

The resilience dividend: Wood reveals roadmap to build back better

Peter Hall of Wood spoke at The Economist’s Sustainability Week about how his company is transforming its approach to infrastructure projects to ensure a more climate resilient outcome

Europe, Global, UK

Australia’s Edge Environment enters US Locked

Asia Pacific, Global, North America

GHD appoints global inclusion & diversity leader Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

ESG measures in executive pay plans ‘exploding’ Locked

Global, UK

BCG ramps up climate & sustainability offering in preparation for COP26 Locked

Global, UK

SNC-Lavalin weighs pandemic year pressures Locked

Engineering and consulting segment sees five percent revenue contraction in FY20 as wider group driven to loss

Global, North America, UK

ICF to lead European Climate Pact partnership Locked

Europe, Global

Wood pushed to a loss; leadership remuneration aligned to ESG targets Locked

UK-based group’s broadening exposure to built environment and clean energy markets offsets greater declines inflicted by oil price trend and pandemic hurdles through 2020. Prioritising ESG leadership remains critical, states Wood CEO

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Expert Q&A: Rise of the forever chemicals Locked

Awareness of PFAS contamination continues to increase across the world. Jake Hurst, PFAS lead for Arcadis in the UK, describes the role that his company is playing in tackling it, in the US, Europe and elsewhere

Europe, Global, UK

Clarity needed on ESG in infrastructure investment Locked

While nearly all infrastructure investors identify ESG performance as vital in making investment decisions, standardisation of criteria is needed

Global, UK