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Water

Pressure mounts for systematic water-related risk assessment

Companies should be doing more to assess water-related supply chain risks and engage with suppliers to manage them, says global disclosure organisation CDP.

Climate & carbon

Consulting firms lead the way on data sharing for net zero buildings

Where sustainability is concerned, the construction industry does not rate highly. Environmental and design consultancies are playing a major role in making the sector’s rich data resource accessible for practical action.

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Sustainability/ESG

Impact update: evolving strategies for climate mitigation and ESG reporting

In the second instalment of this special series, Environment Analyst examines how consultancies are responding internally to the complex challenges of climate change mitigation and measuring their wider sustainability impacts.

Biodiversity

Reporting bodies shine laser light on natural capital

The inclusion of nature in the sustainability agenda is starting to affect risk analysis, company disclosures and investor behaviour. Standards and reporting organisations are also on the case — and this time, in collaboration.

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Sustainability/ESG

Impact update: consultancies advance their climate leadership journeys

Environment Analyst delves into the latest crop of annual ESG and sustainability reports from professional service firms to assess progress in climate action and disclosure, as the march towards science-based net zero continues.

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Sustainability/ESG

Whole systems approach must underpin sustainable urban development

Reducing carbon emissions from the built environment requires a move away from silo-based carbon counting towards a circular, whole systems approach, or the ‘super cities’ of the future risk being environmental disasters.

Business

Top 100 analysis: Fastest growth rates driven by M&A and integrated delivery

Environment Analyst’s Top 100 report reveals the latest trends and movements in the global ranking of environmental and sustainability (E&S) consultancy businesses, and shows that the industry remains fragmented with top slots held by majors WSP, AECOM, Tetra Tech and Jacobs.

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Business

Global majors reveal strong results on enhanced sustainability advisory focus

Environment & new energy business helps drive AECOM's record backlog. Jacobs firms up spin-out deal to concentrate on high-end climate & sustainable infrastructure solutions. Both confident in FY24 expectations.

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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.

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Unlocking the energy transition: top execs push against barriers

A major global corporate attitude survey undertaken by AECOM reveals the factors motivating or blocking action on the energy transition at senior executive level.

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Federal contracts for Great Lakes clean-up and orphaned oil and gas wells

AECOM, EA, Black & Veatch and Street Legal Industries bag contracts supported by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Superfund.

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AECOM details ESG project screening approach

Infrastructure engineering and environmental consulting giant introduces ESG risk screening framework for all projects, with sustainability front and centre of business strategy and client engagement efforts.

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Addressing the scope three challenge

Scope 3 represents industry’s single greatest opportunity to make a significant reduction in our greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions. AECOM's Robert Spencer and Ryan Burrows share their expertise on how to address the scope 3 challenge.

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Business Leaders' Forum: Bringing ESG up to speed

Environmental & sustainability consultancy executives discussed the challenges of integrating ESG and developing the requisite skills within their own and their clients' organizations in the context of increasingly polarized views of ESG stateside.

ESG Guide 2023

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.

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EU businesses back Nature Restoration Law

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

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AECOM secures key US water protection role

Five-year contract includes creating incident-specific emergency response plans and updating design standards.

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AECOM surfs on sustainable growth

US-based major signs climate charter as strong results reflect US and world investment in green growth.

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Global Business Summit 2023: Why systems thinking is key to ESG success

Environment Analyst spoke with Justin Mosquera, global ESG business lead at AECOM, to gain some early insights ahead of his roundtable session at our Global Business Summit in Chicago this June.

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

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?

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Key appointment for AECOM’s water and energy business

New division was created from AECOM’s environment, ground engineering and water division last September.

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Pacific US naval facilities win for AECOM

Contract covers PFAS, vapour intrusion, water quality, sediments and munition and radiological assessment.

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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.

US Market Assessment 2022

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.

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Digital and sustainability keep AECOM on steady course

Consulting giant’s FY22 results show growth in operating margins and net service revenue, despite slight drop in group gross revenues.

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AECOM almost halves scope 1 & 2 emissions

Consulting major takes first steps on journey to meet new SBTi-approved net zero targets, prioritising decarbonisation over offsets.

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

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.

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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. 

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AECOM appoints ex-Deloitte exec to board

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

Early Career Professional

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.