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Renewables and ESG regulation drive Brazilian consultancy market

Environment Analyst explores the dynamics and opportunities for environmental and ESG consultants in Brazil, a country rebranding as a global sustainability superpower.

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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.

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English-speaking world dominates latest E&S consulting M&As

Notable acquirers in the environmental and sustainability advisory space in recent weeks include Anthesis, NV5, WSP and ERM, demonstrating interests in climate data management and reporting, social justice and GIS.

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PE’s pivotal role in the environmental & sustainability consulting boom

An examination of why E&S consultancy is attracting growing interest from private equity investors and how financial partnership models can be transformative.

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Anthesis acquires Progressive consultancy 

Niche growth and innovation specialist is the latest purchase for private equity-backed firm.

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Anthesis secures additional minority investor

Tikehau Capital takes stake in London-based sustainability advisory and solutions specialist in line with its portfolio decarbonisation strategy, to help realise Anthesis’ global growth ambitions.

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Latest deal expands Anthesis’ presence in Latin America — and its digital portfolio

Acquisition of ConTREEbute sustainability and offsetting consultancy in Columbia adds 70 staff in two offices and new clients across the region.

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Latest M&A gives Anthesis a foothold in Oz

Merger with Ndevr Environmental will provide five offices in Australia for UK-headquartered consultancy — and its first presence in the country.

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Anthesis reaps rewards from Middle East investment

Change is happening quickly in the Middle East — a seemingly unlikely hotspot for a sustainability boom — as Simon Pickup, managing director at Anthesis Middle East, explains to Will Hatchett.

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Anthesis sells majority stake to Carlyle

Investment from global private equity giant is intended to expand Anthesis’ ESG and sustainability offering, widen its international footprint and strengthen Carlyle’s ESG strategy.

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Latest Anthesis acquisition brings focus to the G in ESG

Merger with ESG advisory firm adds regulatory, ethics and anti-corruption expertise and offices in London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and Zurich.

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Net zero guidance tailored to private equity investors

Framework customised to suit specific investment characteristics expected to be “game-changing” in decarbonising portfolio companies.

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Industry experts author books on sustainable business

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.

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Tech/consultancy partnerships boost ESG data and reporting services

Environmental & sustainability consultancies Anthesis, EcoAct and ERM have announced partnerships with tech firms to improve their ESG offer, while IBM says it is collaborating with the NYSE to enhance corporate ESG reporting.


AI brings hope and hype to environmental & sustainability sector

Generative AI has transformational potential for the industry, but firms will need to get serious on investment, business strategy and risk mitigation in order to reap the benefits.

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Research by Anthesis points to plastic pollution solutions

Upgrading regulations and infrastructure in developing countries is necessary to reduce mismanaged plastic leaking into oceans from developing countries, says report.

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Anthesis launches digital climate tool

Functions of ‘RouteZero’ include climate risk analysis, supply chain auditing, product footprinting, market analysis and carbon offsetting

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Analysis: unpacking the outcomes of COP27

This year's climate conference in Egypt produced five key takeaways for environmental and sustainability consulting firms to consider, suggests Jonathan Ballantine – with additional commentary from Anthesis.

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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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Sustainability Consulting Awards winners announced

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

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Anthesis acquires UK energy engineering consultants

Purchase is third deal in six months for the London-headquartered global sustainability specialist, growing its team to more than 1,000 experts.

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Push for digital sustainable product passports 

Digital product passports, claim researchers, could help deliver action on climate change action and more sustainable, circular economies

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Spotlight on Anthesis: driving the circular economy

Sophisticated data capture and other innovative technologies are enabling more circular economies. Self-styled ‘sustainability activator’ Anthesis is helping to promote them. Technical director Simone Aplin and principal consultant Mark Sayers, explain how.

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Stockholm+50 meeting urges business action now

Palpable frustration followed acknowledgement that in 50 years only a tenth of the hundreds of sustainable development targets agreed between countries have seen significant progress.

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Consultancies leading by example in the journey to net zero

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 

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Anticipate and adapt: dynamic positioning in an evolving market

‘Sustainability activator’ Anthesis has enjoyed another boom year and — mirroring the marketplace into which it has blossomed — is still evolving quickly. Founder and CEO Stuart McLachlan revealed the thinking behind the doing in a Q&A with Environment Analyst.

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Anthesis acquires Canadian and Dutch firms

Early M&A activity sees boutique Canadian agri-food outfit and Dutch net zero specialist added to British firm’s growing family

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Anthesis authors climate friendly investment guidance 

Aimed at the private equity sector and backed by a broad-based group of experts, the guidance was produced at no charge

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Anthesis appoints chief transformation officer

The 650-strong sustainability consultancy appoints ex-Accenture executive Richa Jha

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Anthesis helps Tesco to decarbonise supply chain

Sustainability consultancy supports retailer in launch of an innovative supply chain green finance programme