Black & Veatch launches environmental services business Locked

Centralised unit provides market visibility and places environmental services at the core of Black & Veatch’s global service offering. But the US player does so without its European contingent, which has now joined British outfit RSK as ‘Binnies’

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Low-carbon materials economy will require supply chain reconfiguration Locked

Materials are as important as energy to the low-carbon transition, and require a complete reconfiguration of supply chains, according to researchers and innovators speaking at the recent webinar “Transforming the use of materials for a green deal”.

Global

Sweco adds two European consultancies to portfolio Locked

Europe, Global

Partnerships and active mitigation are key to countering cross-cutting global risks Locked

Rising inequality, the coronavirus pandemic, and the growing digital divide threaten to stymie attempts to address risks from climate and environmental disruption, concludes the latest report on global risks from the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Europe, Global

Anthesis readies for virus and Brexit challenges Locked

UK-based sustainability specialist in good stead to ride market ups and downs from strong FY19

Europe, Global, UK

M&A roundup (inc. HSW, Montrose Env'l, GEI Consultants, Terracon) Locked

A summary of the latest M&A transactions impacting the North American environmental consulting sector

Global, North America

AECOM sues Zurich over virus insurance claims Locked

Complaint potentially involving hundreds of millions of dollars in damages could be test bed for other CV-19 related insurance lawsuits

Global, North America

Atkins supports sustainable water management in Egypt Locked

Africa & Middle East, Global

Ramboll launches strategic sustainability consulting line Locked

The global SSC offering will be a hybrid unit based on management consulting and environmental expertise

Europe, Global, UK

Wood FY20 trading update points to 20% revenue dip Locked

Energy group boss praises resilience in the eye of the COVID storm helped by energy transition and sustainable infrastructure activities

Europe, Global, UK

Geo-data focused Fugro at vanguard of energy transition Locked

How the Dutch-based marine and earth sciences firm is reinventing itself, transitioning from its roots as a geotech specialist dependent upon oil & gas. Environment Analyst hears from Fugro’s Europe & Africa director Peter Brooke

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

Trinity acquires Irish acoustics and environmental consultancy Locked

Purchase of Dublin-headquartered AWN Consulting strengthens foothold in European EHS market

Europe, Global, North America, UK

WYG rebrands to Tetra Tech Locked

WYG’s 24-year old brand comes to an end as it adopts the Tetra Tech name

Europe, Global, UK

ERM acquires renewable energy consultancy Arcus Locked

Purchase strengthens ERM’s renewable energy advisory capabilities in Europe and Africa as global investment in clean energy increases

Europe, Global, UK

2021: Shifting to action, with deeper understanding Locked

Following a challenging and catalytic 2020, during which the COVID shock produced heightened awareness of the importance of environmental and social sustainability, EA looks forward to 2021 - a year in which bold targets and plans already made should translate into actionable changes

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

PwC: Global decarbonisation needs to be five times faster Locked

Global decarbonisation needs to occur at a rate five times greater than it in 2019 in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, finds PwC’s 2020 Net Zero Economy Index

Global

AECOM completes divestment of civil construction unit Locked

Move increases group focus on key infrastructure, environment and water markets

Global, North America, UK

Italy dedicates €105m to ‘orphan’ site remediation Locked

Europe, Global

SLR adds office in Ghana and strengthens global climate team Locked

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global

Surbana Jurong appoints new chairman Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

Arcadis to undertake wildfire recovery work Locked

Global, North America

Good news for renewables and CCS in US spend bill Locked

A year-end spending package passed by US Congress on 21 December - and signed by President Trump six days later after his initial objections - extends and introduces new tax credits for renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.

Global, North America

AEC survey finds a third of firms expect negative growth in 2020 Locked

The latest survey conducted by AEC Advisors for the architecture, engineering and consulting (‘AEC’) industry finds median firm expecting organic growth of 3% in 2020

Global, North America

How $15tn could see China meet its climate goal, finds BCG Locked

Boston Consulting Group releases research on China's pathways to carbon neutrality

Asia Pacific, Global

Recovery stimulus packages are causing harm to nature Locked

Vivid Economics and Finance for Biodiversity update their report assessing the 'greenness' of COVID-19 stimulus plans of the G20 and other major economies in relation to climate action and biodiversity goals

Global, UK

Scandinavia leads sustainability index, which finds GDP is not primary metric Locked

Sweden has come top of the 2020 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GCSI) - a ranking of countries based on ESG research undertaken by sustainability consultancy and think-tank SolAbility.

Europe, Global

RPS develops digital offerings for clients Locked

With a digital-first approach now expected, the UK-based consultant is offering an interactive-web based environmental impact assessment (EIA)

UK

New era predicted for sustainability reporting Locked

Carbon reporting is fairly well developed. Recognised international metrics are now needed for wider sustainability issues, argues a KPMG report

Europe, Global, UK

RSK set to acquire B&V’s UK and Asia water & environment business Locked

The purchase of Black & Veatch’s 1,200-strong UK and Asia water business – including a sizeable environmental consultancy unit – is RSK’s largest and most transformational acquisition to date; revives the Binnies brand name

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Asian bank pioneers financing framework for sustainable cities Locked

Asia Pacific, Global