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ESG commitment ‘cooling’ in a troubled world Locked

Studies find almost a third of companies disclosed not using any renewable energy and only 10% had a renewable energy target, while net zero target date is being pushed to the right.

Europe, Global

AFRY expands nuclear expertise  Locked

Acquisition supports AFRY’s strategy to scale globally in decarbonisation and to enhance its capabilities in the nuclear sector.

Europe, Global, Sweden

Adapting to tomorrow’s environmental solutions via M&A Locked

How the race towards digital enablement and ESG advisory capabilities to offer ‘total sustainability solutions’ is shaping the industry’s strategic approach to acquisitions.

Global, UK

Pentatonic launches AI-based green law tracker Locked

AI-enabled tool clarifies legal obligations across the world and helps companies to create implementation plans. 

Europe, Global, UK

RSK acquires Australia’s largest heritage specialist Locked

Project management capability, scale and geographic reach were the deciding factors in the acquisition.

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Atos and WWF join forces in tech-for-nature mission Locked

Nature charity sees potential of digital solutions for helping achieve its conservation objectives.

Europe, Global

EU close to agreement on large-scale nature protection laws Locked

Provisions include an “emergency brake”, so that targets could be suspended if they threatened to reduce agricultural land in a crisis.

Europe, Global

Climate conference catalyses pre-COP commitments Locked

Global stocktake of progress on net zero, sign off of loss and damage fund, and meaningful final statement will count as successes.

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global, North America, UK

Arcadis releases ambitious new three-year strategy Locked

Reducing scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 70% in the next three years and ensuring more than 40% of its workforce are women are among its targets.

Europe, Global, UK

Conference spells out obstacles to the energy transition Locked

Permitting, grid infrastructure, skills shortages, market reform and social justice were among the priorities identified at Energy Transition Europe 2023.

Europe, Global, UK

ERM enhances digital services through partnership with Google Locked

Now a service partner of Google Cloud, ERM says the collaboration will boost the consultancy’s sustainability offering with additional data-driven capability.

Europe, Global, UK

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.

Global, UK

Unlocking the energy transition: top execs push against barriers Locked

A major, pre-COP28 global corporate attitude survey undertaken by AECOM dives deep into the factors motivating and blocking action on the energy transition at senior executive level.

Global, North America, UK

EFRAG partners with CDP to support ESRS take-up Locked

Companies will be able to access technical guidance to accelerate their compliance with EU sustainability reporting standards.

Europe, Global, UK

Forest impacts still not featuring in CDP reporting Locked

Overall reporting to CDP increased, but only 1% of companies reported on all three areas — climate change, water security and deforestation.

Global, North America, UK

Online tool calculates climate impacts risk for investors Locked

Tool is enabled by satellite observation, open-access mapping and computer models able to forecast extreme climatic events.

Europe, Global, UK

PwC advises global nature campaign for business Locked

Campaign to embed nature in organisational strategies aligns with the Global Biodiversity Framework launched at COP15 in 2022.

Europe, Global, UK

EU Act will streamline approval of net zero projects Locked

Law specifies shortened timelines and online procedures for authorising projects.

Europe, Global

Experts reveal three key steps to M&A success Locked

Ownership structure and cultural compatibility are among the aspects that must be analysed and addressed for successful M&A, found participants at a recent EA panel discussion.

Europe, Global, UK

Could net zero become a 21st century industrial revolution? Locked

Expert Opinion: Net zero lacks the economic momentum of previous industrial revolutions — but a bigger societal push could make it unstoppable, says strategy expert Johann Franke.

Europe, Global, UK

Climate risk is ‘weak link’ in sustainability reporting Locked

TCFD warns that despite improvements in climate-related reporting, gaps in data are hindering climate risk assessments and pricing.

Europe, Global

RSK expands water services capacities in Spain Locked

Latest acquisition adds expertise in technologies for water resources management.

Europe, Global, UK

Climate tech investment share defies falling market Locked

PwC report points to a shift towards technologies such as green hydrogen, and carbon capture, usage and storage.

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: It’s not the AI but how we use it Locked

Releasing workers from laborious information gathering — and accelerating risk assessments — will be how AI transforms the sustainability mission, says CEO of AI-platform Amplyfi.

Europe, Global, UK

Antea Group opens UK business Locked

Group says expansion is driven by growing corporate need for help with dealing with increasingly complex regulatory requirements.

Europe, Global, UK

Arup approved to verify green bonds in Asia Pacific Locked

Employee-owned multinational to take part in industry working group developing green investment criteria for projects in the steel, cement and hydrogen sectors.

Asia Pacific, Global, UK

Frontier technologies need regulation to optimise climate impact Locked

Companies at the leading edge of the digital revolution needs policies and laws to help balance their impacts on climate and sustainability, revealed tech experts at a Reuters webinar.

Europe, Global

Entries now open for the 2024 Sustainability Delivery Awards

Environment Analyst is inviting entries for next year's awards.

Global, North America, UK

Anthesis acquires Progressive consultancy  Locked

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

Europe, Global, UK

Sweco adds aquatic consulting expertise Locked

Latest acquisition is Sweco’s tenth of 2023, following the conversion in May of an existing €400m revolving credit facility into a sustainability-linked loan.

Europe, Global