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Are E&S consultants the full package delivering sustainability for clients?

Three of the top four big environment and sustainability consultants joined EA’s managing director on stage at its recent Boston Summit to discuss their work

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Renewables and ESG regulation drive Brazilian consultancy market

Environment Analyst explores the dynamics and opportunities for environmental and ESG consultants in Brazil, a country rebranding as a global sustainability superpower.

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Pressure mounts for systematic water-related risk assessment

Companies should be doing more to assess water-related supply chain risks and engage with suppliers to manage them, says global disclosure organisation CDP.

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Impact update: evolving strategies for climate mitigation and ESG reporting

In the second instalment of this special series, Environment Analyst examines how consultancies are responding internally to the complex challenges of climate change mitigation and measuring their wider sustainability impacts.

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More consultancies disclose to CDP, but fewer make ‘A list’

Firms must pick up the pace of decarbonisation and disclosure with high-quality ESG data, or risk being downgraded. Environment Analyst scrutinises the latest CDP climate scores for consultancies.

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Revenues maintain upward momentum for North American majors

WSP leads a North American quartet of large global firms reporting positive FY2023 results, with its Earth & Environment sector now forming one-third of its business. Montrose Environmental, NV5 and Stantec also celebrate growth in the sector.

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Top 100 analysis: Fastest growth rates driven by M&A and integrated delivery

Environment Analyst’s Top 100 report reveals the latest trends and movements in the global ranking of environmental and sustainability (E&S) consultancy businesses, and shows that the industry remains fragmented with top slots held by majors WSP, AECOM, Tetra Tech and Jacobs.

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Environmental & sustainability consulting shifts gear in era of transformation

EA report finds accelerating market growth, supported by vibrant M&A scene and ratcheting green finance streams. The ‘Great Reshuffle’ has brought climate and sustainability factors to the forefront of client projects and investment programmes, as well as internal competitor strategies.

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Supercharging the ‘S’ in ESG for a just and equitable transition

The "S" in ESG is rapidly rising to prominence. Here, a group of ESG experts from WSP offer recommendations on how to maximise social value for a just transition.

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Preparing for TNFD and nature-based reporting

The Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures’ final beta recommendations are shaping material risks for investors. WSP shares their recommendations on how to prepare for nature-based reporting.

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ESG experts set out steps to sustainable transformation

Leading environmental & sustainability consultants present case studies and recommendations to assist organisations in navigating the complex world of ESG and sustainability integration.

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EU businesses back Nature Restoration Law

Detractors claim new law threatens livelihoods of farmers and fishers, but supporters say it will be essential to the viability of European soils.

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On new endeavours and giving back: insights from LE4's Tom Lewis

Market evolution and emerging trends like AI mean there will always be a need for nimble new entrants, says former WSP exec and founder of new, boutique consultancy.

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WSP explores ESG solutions with Chinese data & AI specialist

Global professional services firm forges sustainability partnership for growth.

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Evolving PFAS regulation is cause for client unrest

Environment Analyst hosted an online event to discuss PFAS policy and practical solutions in light of proposed new regulations and standards.

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Industry experts author books on sustainable business

In two newly published books, leaders from the environmental and social consultancy world share their insights into business models and project management for sustainable enterprise.

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WSP details “purposeful and positive” impact

Global consulting major publishes 2022 ESG report, setting out ongoing improvements in DEI, emissions reductions and SDG-linked revenues.

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Advancing nature-based solutions in the decade of ecosystem regeneration

Jennifer Brunton from WSP offers insights on developing nature-based actions for natural stewardship and sustainability, ahead of her presentation at EA’s Global Summit.

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Montrose and WSP acquire in Canada

Matrix Solutions and lgt are the targets of choice, adding specialist environmental and sustainability expertise amongst other capabilities to their new parent firms.

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Latest M&A developments for North America

Surveying, mapping, infrastructure and geotech expertise is snapped up in the latest round of American acquisitions.

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Insight: Why PFAS rulemaking is a game-changer for US consultants

Following the new EPA law on enforceable maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, Environment Analyst takes the pulse of the US environmental & sustainability consulting sector and asks: is it ready to step up its PFAS support?

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WSP celebrates ‘purposeful growth’ through 2022

The top-tier environmental and sustainability consultancy has emerged from last year with a 20% larger workforce, having achieved a decadal peak in organic growth and completed further transformational M&A.

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WSP among firms to commit to ‘nature positive’ framework

Major UK organisations sign pledge to commit to a nature positive plan and meet nature-based commitments in accordance with COP15 agreements.

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BMT joins EA’s Sustainability Delivery Group

International design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy BMT becomes the twelfth member of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group, as our new ESG-focused working group also debuts.

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

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. 

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US market analysis highlights immense opportunities for consultants

Our first standalone assessment of the US market finds a thriving industry post-pandemic thanks to the evolving regulatory framework and rise of ESG, albeit one that is undergoing significant structural change.

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WSP UK claims to be ‘almost half’ green

UK division of Canadian-headquartered firm makes good progress on carbon reduction but lags on proportion of senior positions held by women.

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From PFAS to the circular economy: summit roundtables tackle the big issues

Group discussions at Environment Analyst’s US business summit explored M&A trends, PFAS provisions and the importance of company values for attracting new hires.

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Tetra Tech outbids WSP for RPS

Rival makes surprise play for London-listed environmental and energy consultant with £636m cash offer, as WSP considers next move

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Global consulting market: all change at the top as climate & ESG drivers dominate

EA’s latest industry data and research report reveals emergence of the sector's own ‘big four’ as environmental & sustainability consulting market sees record M&A activity and solid post-COVID recovery.