Tetra Tech outbids WSP for RPS Locked

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

Europe, Global, UK

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

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. 

Global

M&A: ESG and tech expertise continue to draw investment Locked

Latest US M&A roundup shows ongoing high levels of activity, with growing interest in E&S and digital know-how from private equity and global professional services firms.

Global, North America

Sustainability Consulting Awards winners announced Locked

Winners include Jacobs for transforming its internal net zero and sustainability performance; WSP’s game-changing acquisition of Golder; and RIO ESG’s role in developing an innovative AI-enabled ESG ratings platform

Global, North America, UK

WSP to acquire RPS, expanding E&S consultancy presence globally & in UK Locked

WSP’s agreement to purchase RPS will further Canadian-based firm’s ambition to become the premier global environmental & sustainability consultancy, with 23,000 experts worldwide.

Canada, Europe, North America, UK

Twin acquisitions bolster WSP UK Locked

Capita divests 'non-core' Real Estate & Infrastructure business following declining revenues, including in environmental consultancy, with WSP the acquirer.

Europe, Global, UK

WSP conducts climate analysis of pension fund's natural resources  Locked

Project supports PSP Investments’ commitment to accelerate the reduction in ghg intensity of natural resources portfolio and optimise carbon sink potential

Global, North America

GTEC: WSP E&E showcases expertise, technology and innovation Locked

Insider insight from WSP Earth & Environment’s global knowledge-sharing conference, featuring 180 technical presentations with topics ranging from natural capital to mining innovation to digital EIA, with DEI a common theme throughout.

Global, North America

WSP strengthens Australian environment business Locked

Global consultancy enters agreement to acquire Greencap Holdings, bringing an additional 250 professionals to WSP Asia Pacific 

Asia Pacific, Global

Mace, Ramboll, WSP and others commit to net zero concrete Locked

Concrete production contributes to 8% of the world’s annual carbon emissions. ConcreteZero is a new built environment industry initiative.

Europe, Global

ESG and net zero define new era for UK E&S consulting Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest UK E&S Market Assessment report documents a resurgence in demand for E&S consulting services as a result of ESG and net zero imperatives, combined with the post-pandemic recovery.

Europe, Global, UK

WSP reports more than 50% “clean” revenue for 2021 Locked

Firm's 2021 sustainability report shows ghg emissions reductions to be ‘on track’ – but only a ‘slight’ increase in women filling management positions results in missed social target.

Global, North America, UK

WSP acquires Wood Environment & Infrastructure to secure sector leadership Locked

WSP fulfils ambition to lead the global environmental consulting industry with purchase of Wood’s built environment business for just shy of $2bn, a year after completing Golder megamerger

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Green building consortium promotes circularity programme Locked

Major global consultancies support initiative to ensure circularity and efficiency in building and construction sectors.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

EA Global Business Summit 2022: Q&A with Tom Lewis, WSP USA

Environment Analyst caught up with from Tom Lewis, climate, resilience & sustainability executive lead at WSP USA, ahead of his contribution to our global summit in August.

Global, North America

WSP to recruit 2,000 in UK & Ireland Locked

Recruitment drive covers all areas and includes hundreds of graduate and apprenticeship roles

Europe, Global, UK

Bonds market continues green trajectory in spite of increased risks  Locked

Environment Analyst explores some of the hard questions surrounding the continuing surge in global sustainable investment and what it means for consultants and projects on the ground, and how they stand up to accusations of greenwash

Global

WSP acquires US climate finance advisory firm Locked

Women-owned B-corp to boost WSP's sustainability capabilities

Global, North America

Consultancies leading by example in the journey to net zero Locked

An Environment Analyst panel explored progress being made by environmental & sustainability advisers in both facilitating and leading in a just transition - featuring business leaders from AECOM, Anthesis, ERM and WSP 

Global, UK

Former CEO of Golder appointed chair of Cumming Group Locked

Global, North America, UK

Consultancies in the race to net zero

An Environment Analyst research report finds the majority of the world’s top environmental and sustainability consulting firms are now working towards science-based climate commitments — with some having set and already achieved accelerated carbon reduction goals — whilst others lag behind in their progress

Global

WSP New Zealand’s carbon pledge Locked

Commitment by multidisciplinary consultancy extends to design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects over their whole lifecycle

Asia Pacific, Global

WSP backs ‘game changer’ standards for NZ gov buildings Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

All net zero roads lead to Glasgow Locked

The COP26 climate change conference has provided a focus to boost to net zero campaigns all over the world

Europe, Global

Ramboll and other consultants contribute expertise to TNFD Locked

Environmental consultancies including Denmark-headquartered Ramboll have become forum members of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) alliance. 

Europe, Global, North America

Global consulting majors update on first half of 2021 Locked

SNC-Lavalin, Stantec and WSP report on financial highlights and challenges during the second quarter to complete the picture for the first six months of the year for the Canadian-headquartered triumvirate. Their experiences mark a US market proving a little slower in recovery than other COVID-impacted regions.

Global, North America, UK

The accelerating influence of ESG in global investment decisions Locked

Follow the science, follow the data, and help your clients and indeed their investors navigate an often complex and sometimes convoluted ESG journey. This was the overriding message from a lively session focused on ESG opportunities at this year’s virtual EA Global Business Summit

Europe, Global, North America

Soaring demand and cultural compatibility: M&A today Locked

A sellers’ market and soaring demand characterise the acquisition landscape in the consulting engineering space, but buyers are no less determined to ensure cultural compatibility between M&A matches

Global, North America, UK

Insight: New era of US opportunity as finance and ambition line up

Policy and market forces are converging to catalyse a potentially explosive new era for environmental businesses in the US market, concludes the latest report from Environment Analyst

Global, North America

Consultancies make fresh sustainability commitments Locked

Four of the leading global environmental consulting firms have in recent days committed to new or more ambitious climate and sustainability targets for their own operations

Global, North America, UK