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Education, digitalisation and integration: all key to ESG Locked

Full engagement of clients and staff from project outset is one of several core requirements for capitalising on this pivotal moment for ESG, said panellists at Environment Analyst's US market outlook webinar.

Global, North America

Solving data challenges to reduce scope 3 emissions Locked

Expert Opinion: Anuj Saush of business think-tank The Conference Board discloses technical details on overcoming data inconsistencies for scope 3 reporting.

Global, North America

M&A roundup features remediation and geotech Locked

January's deals suggest a good start to the year for North America on the M&A front, with a focus on remediation, geotechnical skills and monitoring & testing.

Global, North America

Australia's nature plan reforms environmental laws Locked

Nature positive plan introduces new standards and protections and sees significant role for offsets (but would allow payment for nature damage where offsets are unavailable).

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global

Sweco increases Dutch presence Locked

Two acquisitions will add 70 to the headcount of Stockholm-headquartered global architectural, engineering and environmental consultancy.

Europe, Global

Taiwan adopts carbon pricing Locked

New legislation includes a mechanism to collect fees for direct carbon emissions and a tax on imports of carbon-intensive products.

Asia Pacific, Taiwan

Campaigners call out GFANZ members on fossil fuel finance Locked

Group claims that 161 members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), set up during COP26, have since provided finance to 229 of the world’s largest fossil fuel developers.

Europe, Global

Investor pressure makes companies twice as likely to disclose impacts Locked

CDP survey reveals Costco, Honda, Levi Strauss and Samsung disclosing their environmental impacts in 2022 for the first time, while companies declining to disclose included Tesla and Exxon Mobil.

Global, North America

Green economy at ‘tipping point’ say business leaders Locked

Report says ‘green scarcity’ and rising consumer demand mean agile companies can quickly carve out market share.

Europe, Global

WEF launches philanthropic climate scheme Locked

Project aims to address fact that less than 2% of the $810bn total global philanthropic finance in 2021 was geared towards climate mitigation.

Europe, Global

‘Green image’ is vital to brand value Locked

Customers buying at premium end of all sectors – including cars – are the most influenced by the sustainability ratings of brands.

Global, North America

Carbon market plans take shape for African countries Locked

Move to kickstart African carbon credit market expected to unlock finance, expand energy access, create jobs, safeguard biodiversity and drive climate action.

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global

Expert Opinion: Turning over a new leaf – ESG predictions for 2023 Locked

Andrew Probert, Kroll’s managing director, ESG Advisory – EMEA, shares his thoughts on ESG trends for the year ahead given growing stakeholder scrutiny and litigation, and disclosure becoming mandatory in many parts of the world. 

Global

Climate change is top priority for C-level execs, finds Deloitte Locked

Survey of 2000 business leaders shows climate is impacting forthcoming strategy and operations for a significant majority of companies.

Europe, Global, UK

Survey highlights hurdles on road to net zero Locked

Executives require expert advice and a more transparent, better regulated voluntary carbon market, says report.

Global, UK

New frontiers in natural resources, tech and geography to dominate 2023 Locked

ANALYSIS: We present Environment Analyst’s predictions for what will unfold, emerge and increasingly impact demand for specialist environmental & sustainability expertise in the coming year.

Global, UK

M&A round-up (inc. Montrose, Parametrix, NV5, WSP)  Locked

Rebrand for Golder under WSP completed 20 months from deal completion, as clutch of smaller regional deals announced impacting the American environmental & sustainability consulting space. 

Global, North America

EPA releases PFAS analytic tools Locked

Global, North America

White House issues climate guidance for federal agency environmental reviews  Locked

Guidance advances President Biden’s commitment to restore science in decision-making, fight climate change, and build resilient infrastructure.

Global, North America

Expert Opinion: Net zero by 2030 is unrealistic for O&G Locked

Realism and honesty beat unachievable goals, says Emma Scott, VP of sustainability at fossil fuel services company Kent, as she sets out firm's own scope 1 and 2 commitments.

Africa & Middle East, Global

US restores WOTUS protection for waterways Locked

The iconic clean water or WOTUS rule, introduced under President Obama and then scrapped by his successor Donald Trump, has been reinstated under the Biden administration.

Global, North America, United States

Tougher targets for EU carbon trading Locked

European Commission claims that emissions trading has reduced carbon emissions from energy-intensive industries across the bloc by 43% in the past 16 years.

Europe, Global

LRQA increases Australasian presence with ESG firm buy Locked

Latest acquisition signals newly-independent LRQA’s desire to expand in Australia and South-East Asia, as well as growing importance of ESG risk in assurance sector. 

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global

Antea Group USA advances ESG strategy Locked

Consultancy sets out blueprint for ESG strategy development and reports improved workforce diversity in 2021 sustainability report.

Global, North America

Singapore gov’t appoints chief sustainability officer Locked

Public sector set to lead on carbon abatement and resource efficiency in city state's plan to reach net zero by 2050.

Asia Pacific, Global

Decarbonisation drives Burns & McDonnell’s Canadian expansion Locked

Move to capitalise on nation's transition to cleaner energy and technologies such as carbon capture.

Global, North America

KPMG finds ‘confusion’ on applying ESG to M&A Locked

ESG compliance is viewed as a proxy for good financial performance but the lack of accepted definitions makes data gathering difficult. Companies urged to align M&A considerations to core ESG strategy.

Global, UK

COP15 agreement marks progress on biodiversity framework, but lacks teeth   Locked

Countries agree to push businesses to monitor, assess and disclose biodiversity impacts, but campaigners call for clarity on implementation and enforcement to ensure governments meet goals and targets.

Global, UK

Real estate ESG consultancy hits sweet spot for growth Locked

Ambitious UK firm Evora Global plans to take on the ‘big four’ in ESG consulting for the real estate sector, especially in US and Asia. Its chief strategy officer, Sonny Masero, spoke with Environment Analyst.

Europe, UK

ERM commits to biodiversity at COP15 Locked

Consultancy declares company-wide commitment to protecting biodiversity and publishes TNFD reporting guidance.

Global, North America, UK