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 through accelerating green transition opportunities. 

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

Purpose is key motivator for early career E&S consulting professionals

Environmental & sustainability early career professionals have their say on sector entry routes, job satisfaction, retention and the skills crisis in Environment Analyst’s latest survey.

Europe, Global, UK

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

Wood’s half year sees drop in profits and flat revenue Locked

Prospects for second half buoyed by operations momentum and order book growth as new CEO takes over.

Europe, Global, UK

Top 100 environmental & sustainability consultancy firms unveiled Locked

Environment Analyst’s Top 100 report identifies the largest E&S consultancies operating globally in 2020/21.

Europe, Global, North America

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

Wood's half year results show consulting revenue growth Locked

Sale of built environment consulting business will deliver “financial flexibility” as firm looks to energy market.

Europe, Global

Global Business Summit: Optimising nature-based solutions in the climate crisis era

We caught up with Peter Hall, vice president and global director for climate resilience & ESG at Wood, to explore the market for nature-positive investments, ahead of his contribution to Environment Analyst's global summit next month.

Global, North America

Wood COO to step into CEO position Locked

Retiring CEO will remain with the company until September to oversee the transition.

Europe, Global, 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

Profit dip but improving order book for Wood, as CEO exits Locked

Wood goes into Q2 of 2022 with the sale of its built environment business close, a healthy order book and chief exec Robin Watson due to stand down

Europe, Global, UK

Wood trading update confirms sale of built environment business Locked

US$1.3bn revenue portion of consulting arm to be spun out to help deleverage and deliver shareholder value

Europe, UK

Wood assesses options for built environment segment Locked

Global energy and infrastructure services firm announces a strategic review of built environment part of consulting & engineering business

Europe, Global, North America

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

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

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

Maximising ROI in sustainability Locked

EFCG’s CFO conference included a session exploring the financial benefits that sustainability and ESG strategies can realise for consulting and engineering firms and their projects and clients. Environment Analyst reports

Global, North America

US summit promotes international carbon diplomacy Locked

‘America is back’ tweeted US president Joe Biden last Thursday, launching a two-day leaders summit on climate on Earth Day, with a commitment to halve carbon emissions by 2030

Global, North America

The resilience dividend: Wood reveals roadmap to build back better

Peter Hall of Wood spoke at The Economist’s Sustainability Week about how his company is transforming its approach to infrastructure projects to ensure a more climate resilient outcome

Europe, Global, UK

Wood pushed to a loss; leadership remuneration aligned to ESG targets Locked

UK-based group’s broadening exposure to built environment and clean energy markets offsets greater declines inflicted by oil price trend and pandemic hurdles through 2020. Prioritising ESG leadership remains critical, states Wood CEO

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Wood joins global cities resilience partnership Locked

UK-based consultancy agrees two-year partnership with Resilient Cities Network - a worldwide, city-led, non-profit organisation

Europe, Global

Wood appoints senior VP of sustainable development Locked

Europe, Global, North America, 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

Jacobs joins Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group

The 55,000-strong global consulting and technology group Jacobs has become the eighth member of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Delivering the digital revolution in environmental management

A distinguished panel hosted by Environment Analyst explores how digital innovation is transforming project delivery and data management, disrupting traditional business models and accelerating the journey to net zero in a post-pandemic world

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Microsoft and Wood collaborate on sustainable solutions Locked

Global IT giant Microsoft is “actively collaborating” with the Scottish-headquartered professional services firm Wood to help clients position for the energy transition and deliver on sustainability commitments.

Europe, Global, UK

Wood experiences double-digit contraction in H1 Locked

Renewables work set to double this year

Europe, Global, UK

Wood H1 update: profits down but diversification on course Locked

Cost reduction efforts and encouraging levels of renewable energy and chemicals sector activities though 2020 gives group confidence for second half in spite of decline in orders

Europe, Global, UK

Wood pledges 40% ghg emissions cut by 2030 Locked

Wood, the Aberdeen-headquartered, global engineering, consultancy and professional services group, has pledged a science-based target to lower its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over the next ten years.

Europe, Global, UK