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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.

Global, UK

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.

Global, UK

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.

Global, UK

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.

Global, UK

EU businesses back Nature Restoration Law Locked

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

Europe, Global

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

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.

Global, North America

WSP explores ESG solutions with Chinese data & AI specialist Locked

Global professional services firm forges sustainability partnership for growth.

Asia Pacific, Global

Evolving PFAS regulation is cause for client unrest Locked

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

Europe, Global, UK

Industry experts author books on sustainable business Locked

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.

Europe, Global

WSP details “purposeful and positive” impact Locked

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

Global, North America

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.

North America

Montrose and WSP acquire in Canada Locked

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

Global, North America

Latest M&A developments for North America Locked

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

Global, North America

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

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?

Global, North America

WSP celebrates ‘purposeful growth’ through 2022 Locked

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.

Global, North America

WSP among firms to commit to ‘nature positive’ framework Locked

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

Global, North America, UK

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.

Europe, 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

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.

Global, North America, United States

WSP UK claims to be ‘almost half’ green Locked

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

Europe, Global, UK

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

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.

Global, North America

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

Europe, Global, UK

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. 


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