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

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

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

Time for ESG to stand up and be counted Locked

What is ESG’s role in delivering an equitable transition, given apparently conflicting pressures from the war in Ukraine and rising cost of living? Nick Cottam’s opinion piece features insights shared at the recent Environment Analyst UK Business Summit.

Europe, UK

Jacobs creates 600 new energy transition jobs in UK and Ireland Locked

Consultancy giant seeks staff from infrastructure, science, aerospace, transportation, water, IT and manufacturing backgrounds

Europe, Global, UK

Climate, advisory & data solutions lift Jacobs Locked

Q2 results show growth across all lines of business, highlighting strategic areas of focus

Global, North America, UK

Jacobs raises ambition on climate goals Locked

Global consultancy major is already carbon neutral for operations and business travel and uses 100% low-carbon electricity.

Global, North America, UK

Climate response one of three key growth elements in Jacobs’ strategic reboot Locked

Remodelled professional services firm bases strategy around three ‘growth accelerators’ for the business to achieve up to 10% organic growth per year to 2024

Global, North America, 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

Biden and EPA to boost Great Lakes clean up Locked

Bulk of $1bn Great Lakes investment from bipartisan infrastructure law to go to cleaning up severely degraded sites

North America

M&A roundup (inc. Arcadis, Jacobs, Terracon, TRC, and more) Locked

Latest crop of environmental industry acquisitions for latter half of February

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

Jacobs FY21 marks ongoing transformation to create ‘a company like no other’ Locked

US-based major reports ESG-related revenue of $5bn of $14bn group total, citing ‘critical inflection point’ in company’s strategic development

Global, North America, UK

Insight: Social value comes of age Locked

For global consulting players including Jacobs, Atkins/SNC-Lavalin and Mott MacDonald, social value is helping to define corporate values and project delivery

Europe, Global

Jacobs establishes women-led ‘office of global climate response & ESG’ Locked

The US-headquartered global consulting giant has created an ‘office of global climate response and ESG,’ which it says is designed to provide strategic emphasis on the delivery of the company's climate and sustainability commitments.

Global, North America, UK

Jacobs sells stake in Worley Locked

The US-based consultancy acquired a minority stake in Worley when it sold its energy, chemicals and resources division to the firm in 2019

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Expert Opinion: EFCG perspectives on fostering and maintaining an inclusive workplace

The New York-based Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG) gives an overview based on its June 2021 DEI Workshop for business leaders and senior executives in the a/e/c industry

Global, North America

Jacobs accelerates sustainable business plan Locked

Renewed focus aims to expedite market opportunities and attract and retain top talent

Global, North America, UK

Worley settles Jacobs’ alleged pay discrimination dispute Locked

Australian player reaches $1m settlement with US Department of Labor relating to Houston site

Global, North America

Jacobs offers climate course to global workforce Locked

Global engineering, technology and environmental consulting major Jacobs is offering a climate change course to its entire c55,000-strong workforce as part of efforts to embed green skills for responding to the climate crisis

Global, North America, UK

How to drive M&A success & avoid transaction pitfalls Locked

Distinguished engineering & consulting business leader, now turned strategic advisor Terry Ruhl shares his research and insights as to why some of our industry's mergers and acquisitions are doomed to fail, while others are destined to be fruitful

Global, North America, UK

Jacobs reports ‘accelerating ESG opportunities across all business lines’ Locked

55,000-strong US professional services firm reports on "strong" first half of fiscal year and looks forward to robust FY22 driven by infrastructure modernisation and digital and sustainability-driven disruption

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

Jacobs and the social value imperative Locked

US-based Jacobs acquired 50% of the UK social value consultancy Simetrica in 2019. Eighteen months on and social value is becoming a crucial enabler in helping clients deliver a sustainable and inclusive recovery to CV-19

Europe, Global, UK

Jacobs adds AI to digital EHS offering Locked

Global, North America

Jacobs forges alliance with bio-intel specialist to enhance regenerative solutions Locked

Global, North America