Japan focuses on green tech to help COVID recovery Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

Consultants’ Q3 results hint of an upturn with a long way still to go Locked

Following the first six to eight months of pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic instability, the picture for some leading environmental consulting players features the tentative beginnings of an upturn.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Online energy gathering looks beyond COVID to climate Locked

The Frontier Energy 2050 Summit saw a strategic exploration of what it will take for the energy sector ‘to build a bridge towards net zero’; and how the transition is being impacted by the global pandemic

Europe, Global

Management consultants brace for double-digit contraction Locked

Europe, Global

IMF predicts 'long and difficult ascent' Locked

The Chinese economy is already bouncing back from the pandemic. For the rest of the world, says the IMF, it’s going to be a long, slow haul

Global, UK

McKinsey: pandemic could catalyse shift from efficiency to resilience Locked

Kevin Sneader of McKinsey, speaking at a sustainability conference hosted by The Economist, offers perspectives on how the pandemic is influencing corporate sustainability thinking and the financial case for ‘building back greener’

Europe, Global

Making sense of workforce management challenges in light of CV-19 Locked

How COVID-19 is changing the lens and reinforcing priorities for the industry’s human resources leaders, as debated at EFCG’s recent conference. EA presents a round-up of the three-day virtual event

Global, North America

Scotland unveils £33bn ‘green deal’ Locked

De-carbonisation, habitat creation and new social housing, schools and hospitals are included in Scotland’s post-COVID-19 recovery plan

Europe, Global, UK

Australasia: aftershocks and opportunities shaping the industry

Business leaders from Beca, GHD and Surbana Jurong review the state of play in the wake of the global pandemic and how they are strategizing for the new normal in a webinar hosted by BST Global, in association with Environment Analyst and Consult Australia

Asia Pacific, Global

ERM reveals key to long-term resilience Locked

Environmental consulting firm CEO outlines why sustainability leaders in the corporate world are performing better through the global pandemic

Europe, Global, UK

RPS doubles down on strategic priorities Locked

CEO talks up preservation of value, resources and capabilities as markets open post-COVID, with London-listed environmental and professional services firm slipping into loss during first half

Europe, Global, UK

Public investments provide impetus for US environmental industry Locked

Federal energy, water and infrastructure projects will underpin environmental services sector’s post-pandemic recovery, suggests EBI’s industry outlook, with sustainability consulting revenue less certain

Global, North America, US states

Expert Opinion: EU ploughs ahead with Green Deal Locked

Senior economist at S&P Global Ratings Marion Amiot assesses how COVID-19 will impact the EU’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

Europe, UK

COVID sharpens questions over Japan’s energy future Locked

Asia Pacific, Global, Japan

EPA enforcement to return to pre-COVID terms Locked

Environmental enforcement in the US will return to normal at the end of August

Global, North America

Sweco rides storm to deliver solid H1 Locked

Rapid adaptation has been key for Swedish group through the first half of 2020 with utilization remaining high, although impacts have been felt in construction related areas of the business

Europe, Global, UK

WEF sets out blueprint for nature-led recovery Locked

Transitioning to a nature-positive future that is more resilient to shocks such as COVID can unlock over $10 trillion of business opportunities, according to WEF's latest report

Europe, Global, UK

Membership survey points to 9% industry contraction in 2020

A survey of EA’s global membership community shines light on the changes and challenges brought about by the pandemic and its economic shockwaves on the working lives of environmental consultants, as well as their firms’ near-term prospects

Global

Communicate and engage: building resilience through converging crises Locked

Brutal honesty, transparent communications and active engagement of employees as stakeholders stood out as strong themes during the global industry panel discussion at Environment Analyst's 2020 Business Summit

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Arup cuts 350 UK jobs Locked

London-headquartered engineering, design and environmental consultancy Arup has announced a redundancy programme impacting 350 UK employees - equivalent to around 5% of its domestic headcount - due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Europe, Global, UK

Difficult decisions ahead for environmental business leaders Locked

As lockdown lifts and the economic consequences of this pandemic become clearer, environmental consultancy business leaders will face some difficult decisions over the next few months

UK

CV-19 fast-tracks cultural and strategic shifts for Worley Locked

Chief exec outlines strategy for Aussie energy services company’s transformation which is being expedited through the COVID crisis, as further job cuts also announced

Asia Pacific, Global, UK

RPS reports double-digit fee dip in April, May Locked

RPS has issued an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the business in advance of its trading update for the first six months of this year due on 21 July.

Europe, Global, UK

Three in five consulting firms expect to reduce office footprint Locked

This was one of the headline findings of AEC Advisors’ latest industry leader COVID impacts survey. The median firm also expects half of employees to continue to work from home in some capacity.

Global, North America

European consulting leaders respond to CV-19 and re-opening challenges Locked

AEC Advisors launched its CEO Forum series in Europe, with a little help from Environment Analyst and BST Global. Top bosses from Egis, ERM, Ramboll and Witteveen+Bos offer their take on how the crisis is impacting their business, people, clients and strategy

Europe, Global

PwC says climate and biodiversity focus central to crisis recovery Locked

The recovery will take time and fundamentally reshape industry and society, but building back better can help curb the threats of climate change and nature loss, according to analysis from the management consultant.

Europe, Global, UK

Cardno strengthens business continuity and resilience planning Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

ERM CEO backs ‘greeniums’ in COVID-19 recovery Locked

Consultancy chief exec co-authors paper arguing for discounts on borrowing and higher carbon price to enable low-carbon energy projects in bid to ‘build back better’

Europe, Global, UK

EFCG warns on ‘overoptimistic’ industry projections

North American consulting industry survey points to five per cent growth downswing in 2020 on pandemic impact; only four in ten firms have fully-fledged plan for recession

Europe, North America

Sweco confirms furloughed staff numbers across Europe in Q1 statement Locked

Ten percent of Swedish firm’s UK contingent on furlough; Q1 financials strong enough for dividend payments

Europe, Global, UK