Expert Opinion: Climate change litigation will continue to grow Locked

White & Case partner, Mark Clarke, and associate, Gwen Wackwitz, discuss the recent trends in climate change litigation, and the associated risks on businesses worldwide

Global, UK

EPA strengthens PFAS governance Locked

Environmental Protection Agency proposes landmark PFAS reporting requirements and rolls back Trump era guidelines

Global, North America

Jacobs accelerates sustainable business plan Locked

Renewed focus aims to expedite market opportunities and attract and retain top talent

Global, North America, UK

Bentley-owned Seequent acquires Aarhus GeoSoftware Locked

The move extends Seequent’s capability in groundwater management projects, including dams and canals, as Seequent’s own $1bn acquisition by Bentley Systems also completes

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Wood makes senior hydrogen appointment Locked

The world’s largest professional services firms are jockeying for position to service fast-developing global markets for the transition energy source

Europe, Global, North America

Industry opportunities and challenges framed by ESG Locked

An insight report summing up the major growth drivers and constraints discussed at the opening session of this year's (virtual) EA Global Business Summit, focusing on the implications of environmental and climate policy shifts in the US and the ramifications of green finance hitting the mainstream

Global, North America

Additional low-carbon tech advisory buy for ERM Locked

Global sustainability consultancy ERM has announced the acquisition of Element Energy, a specialist consultancy headquartered in Cambridge, UK

Europe, Global, UK

African Energy Chamber urges boycott of companies that snub African oil & gas Locked

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global

Chatham House calls for investment boost to circular economy Locked

London-based think tank evaluates circular transition

Global, UK

Digital tool assesses corporate ESG progress in Colombia Locked

Global, Latin America & Caribbean

Pandemic stimulus finance still doing ‘more harm than good’ Locked

The $17.2tr of COVID-19 recovery money injected into the global economy to date continues to have a net negative impact on climate and nature, according to an update to the ‘Greenness of Stimulus Index’ (GSI) report.

Global

Sweco narrowly maintains organic growth in H1  Locked

Weaker conditions impact UK business but other European markets see improvements

Europe, Global, UK

Green rebuild and dynamic M&A to transform environmental sector  Locked

Innovative financing methods and a burgeoning demand for expertise are triggering rapid evolution of the environmental & sustainability consulting M&A market, concluded a lively panel session at the Environment Analyst Business Summit 2021

Global, North America, UK

Ramboll ramps up energy ambitions in East Asia and Poland Locked

Danish consultant keen to consolidate presence in two markets rapidly transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global

Roadmap for navigating Brazilian deforestation through sustainable bonds  Locked

Report proposes deforestation linked sovereign bond action plan to protect forests in Brazil and elsewhere

Global, Latin America & Caribbean

Microsoft boosts low carbon pledge and service offering Locked

The software and tech company is one of the world’s largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Microsoft is using its unique platform to launch cloud-based decarbonisation support 

Global

Ricardo advises EU on ambitious ‘Fit for 55’ climate measures Locked

Experts from UK-based consultancy Ricardo advised the EU on formulation of ‘Fit for 55’ policy package launched last week

Europe, Global

DNV to risk assess French green hydrogen project Locked

The technologies of producing green hydrogen offshore are yet to be fully trialled and tested, but this pilot project would represent an important step forward

Europe, Global

DuPont Sustainable Solutions acquires ESG specialist Locked

Merger with London-based KKS Advisors gives global operations consultancy expanded capabilities and strategic ESG expertise

Europe, Global, UK

RSK completes sixteenth acquisition of 2021 Locked

Utilising its well-established blend of credit and debt lending, the UK's RSK group continues its strategy of bolt-on acquisitions through the purchases of Minerex Environmental in June and geotechnical contractor TechnikGS in July.

Europe, Global, UK

Moody’s launches ESG data analysis tool targeting SMEs Locked

Financial ratings major targets small to mid-sized firms with 'ESG Score Predictor' tool

Global, North America, UK

Swankie to head Ramboll’s UK environment business Locked

Appointee brings 25-year experience of EIA in the energy sector to the role

Europe, Global, UK

Insurers eye opportunities in ESG risk and regulation Locked

A panel of experts discussed the regulator’s role in driving ESG integration and disclosure - and ultimately innovation - for insurance companies at an S&P Global webinar 

Global, UK

Blackstone acquires ESG specialist Sphera for $1.4bn Locked

Global, North America

How green finance is driving renaissance of environmental consulting Locked

A major focus of the EA Business Summit 2021 was the need to transition towards a global sustainable operating model, which is multi-layered and intricate. Challenges of this size and magnitude require solutions that are backed by innovative and effective funding strategies. And lots of them.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

EA Business Summit 2021: Roundtable Insight Briefing Locked

A round-up of the key takeaways from Environment Analyst's 2021 Business Summit roundtable session which took place virtually in June

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Superfund resources set to increase via tax revival Locked

Calls to reinvigorate the contaminated site clean-up program gain traction

Global, North America, UK

Wood’s consulting activities stable in first half Locked

UK-based player reports improved order book in global consulting line, giving confidence of group's to return to growth in H2 2021

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Fund deploys shareholder power to push corporates on ESG   Locked

Global, North America

Nature-smart policies essential for global economies Locked

Global