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. 


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

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

Global Business Summit: ERM’s CEO on digital transformation, ESG and key megatrends

We spoke to ERM’s global chief executive officer Tom Reichert to get some early insights ahead of his Industry Keynote Address at our Global Business Summit next week.

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

MarineSpace acquisition ramps up ERM's renewables business Locked

ERM eyes expansion across global marine consultancy services.

Europe, Global, UK

Consultancies up the ante on NZ and ESG goals  Locked

Six months after the publication of Environment Analyst’s acclaimed ‘Consultancies in the race to net zero’ report – and in celebration of UK Net Zero Week – we explore how the top players are looking to advance their leadership role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Global, UK

Unilever and WWF top annual ERM sustainability poll Locked

Social sustainability has decreased in perceived urgency compared with last year; experts suggest the war in Ukraine has diverted attention from the sustainability agenda.

Europe, Global

ERM strives to go further on sustainability Locked

Global consultancy articulates how it is ‘accelerating impact’ in latest sustainability report.

Europe, Global, UK

Industry report calls for climate disclosure harmony Locked

Study from ERM's Sustainability Institute and software firm Persefoni highlights "substantial convergence" among new climate disclosure frameworks.

Global, North America, UK

Sustainability experts from ERM count the cost to companies of climate reporting Locked

Survey conducted ahead of US Securities and Exchange Commission mandatory climate-related disclosure rules which are set to begin in 2024

Global, North America

CFOs can drive top-down approach to embedding ESG  Locked

CFOs are increasingly aware of ESG’s importance in defending market share and preparing for disclosure demands, particularly so in the consulting & engineering industry

Global, North America

Transition, security, natural solutions: ushering in a new energy era Locked

The turbulent turn of world events has reinforced the urgency for the planet to move away from fossil fuel dependence. Transition was the subject of the day at this year’s International Energy Week, which featured expert commentators from BP, ERM, EY, Schlumberger, Shell and more

Europe, Global, UK

Consultancies including AECOM, ERM and Jacobs sever Russian ties Locked

Consultancy majors and their clients – notably including several western energy companies – are closing down business links to Russia, in response to the invasion of Ukraine

Europe, Global, Russia & CIS

ERM increases Australian presence through acquisition Locked

Strategic purchase of Point Advisory will create one of the largest sustainability advisory practices in Australia

Asia Pacific, Global

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

ERM to help decarbonise Canada’s pensions Locked

Pension fund managers are increasingly looking to ESG and low-carbon related investments for long-term stability and liquidity

Canada, Global, North America

Former BCG exec takes the helm at ERM Locked

Tom Reichert steps up as CEO following departure of Keryn James

Europe, 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


ERM acquires AI and data specialist OPEX Locked

Europe, Global, UK

Keryn James steps down as ERM CEO Locked

Surprise departure of ERM boss following completion of KKR financing deal

Europe, Global, UK

ERM debuts ESG Fusion data platform Locked

Company hopes to gain competitive edge by using advanced analytics, including AI and machine learning, to generate ESG scores

Global, UK

ERM commits to nature positive business Locked

London-headquartered firm's commitments include tree planting, rewilding, observing Earth Day and contributing to at least one global event each year

Europe, Global, UK

ERM’s SustainAbility Institute explores ESG opportunities in finance Locked

How to connect ESG, capital markets and CFOs

Global, UK

ERM acquires Canadian ESG specialist Locked

Strategic acquisition of Stratos is one of a series of recent small- to mid-size purchases aligned to core group strategy of enhancing ESG and decarbonisation capabilities 

Global, North America

Megatrends ‘drive excitement’ for industry and investors  Locked

The architecture, engineering and consulting (AEC) industry has become highly attractive due to key megatrends including ESG, according to AEC Advisors’ latest state-of-the-industry analysis

Global, North America

COP26: NbS agreement needed to temper climate pessimism Locked

Agreement on nature-based solutions is most desire outcome from COP26 meeting, finds survey

Europe, Global

What the low carbon economy transition means to ERM Locked

How the evolving needs of ERM’s key clients - particularly around the energy transition and decarbonisation - are informing the billion-dollar revenue global sustainability consultancy’s growth strategy and how its recent clutch of acquisitions are helping to meet those needs

Europe, Global, UK

Strategic sustainability now top indicator of leadership Locked

ERM-backed survey reveals changes to corporate sustainability focus through pandemic