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

AECOM appoints ex-Deloitte exec to board Locked

Kristy Pipes is appointed to global infrastructure and environmental consulting firm’s board of directors, underlining growing cross-fertilisation trend within professional services industry.

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

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

The energy transition: a growing and dynamic market Locked

Building the right team, practising what you preach and acknowledging the stages in the energy transition are essential to maximising the opportunity, according to speakers at Environment Analyst’s recent UK business summit.

Europe, UK

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

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

Pace of change and scale of transformation will define industry, says AECOM Environment chief exec

Frank Sweet, head of the global environment business line at AECOM, outlines what he sees as the most exciting opportunities and pressing concerns for the industry, in a teaser ahead of our Global Summit.   

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

AECOM recalibrates climate targets in line with net zero standard Locked

Consulting major’s net zero target pushed back to 2040, responding to stringent emissions reduction targets and NZ definition introduced by SBTi standard, as it moves to the “next phase” of ESG strategy. 

Global, North America, UK

AECOM H1 revenue dips but profitability is up Locked

Consulting giant reports drop in revenue for the first half, but highlights strong cash flow, healthy backlog and growth potential from ESG and infrastructure megatrends.

Global, North America

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

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

Ukraine crisis to accelerate energy transition Locked

Experts from AECOM and Mott MacDonald discuss how the world’s leading economies are weaning themselves off gas and developing alternatives at scale. They explore the pressing energy issues of the coming two decades. 

Europe, Global, North America, UK

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

AECOM jv supports US Navy environmental compliance Locked

Consulting major partners with Michael Baker International on five-year framework worth up to $75m

Global, North America

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

Jupiter takes climate risk analysis to the next level Locked

The Californian startup has made big waves in its first three years and now has its sights set on becoming a multi-billion dollar enterprise, as EA found out from its CEO

Global, North America

Winners announced for billion-dollar US munitions site clean-up Locked

Environmental remediation services will take place at both conventional and chemical warfare munition sites around the world

Global, North America

M&A roundup (inc. AECOM, DPK, Kleinfelder, TruHorizon) Locked

A summary of the latest transactions impacting the North American environmental services industry

Global, North America

ESG emphasised in AECOM’s continued recovery Locked

US infrastructure consulting giant - and global environmental consulting market leader - announces launch of Digital AECOM arm on release of FY21 results, which point to growing importance of ESG strategy  

Global, North America, UK

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

Consultants support gold mine to hydro power conversion project Locked

Mott MacDonald and GHD are providing design and engineering services for the groundbreaking Australian renewable energy project following on from an impact assessment report authored by AECOM

Asia Pacific, Global

AECOM H1: margins maintained but backlog hit by CV-19 Locked

Global, North America, UK

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

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19 Locked

Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up

Europe, Global, UK

Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group welcomes AECOM Locked

Global, UK

Insight: Bringing on the next generation of business leaders Locked

Environment Analyst was in attendance at the EFCG Rising Leaders Conference 2021, which focused on leadership development and what it takes to make it to the top of the consulting and professional services industry

Global, North America

Green bonds fuel green recovery Locked

Build back better has become a mantra for post-COVID recovery and the world is setting out to do just that with the help of green bonds. Nick Cottam reports on the proliferation of products, initiatives and standards in this surging field of green and sustainability-linked finance

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK