Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group welcomes AECOM Locked

Global, UK

SLR acquires ESG specialist Corporate Citizenship Locked

Strategic acquisition underlines push by British firm to lead in ESG advisory

Europe, Global, UK

French tech giant Atos to buy EcoAct Locked

Boutique carbon strategy & sustainability consultancy snapped by multinational IT group to support clients in their digital net-zero journeys

Europe, Global

Mandatory TCFD disclosure moves closer in UK Locked

Europe, Global, UK

‘Circular economy’ good for health, equality and wellbeing Locked

A report urges environment professionals across the world to promote circular economy concepts more widely into impact assessment

Global, UK

Management consultants boost ESG credentials Locked

Accenture is the latest professional services firm to invest in an ESG data platform, having announced a deal with Arabesque S-Ray. Environment Analyst provides a round-up of the latest moves and motivations of the Big 3 and their ilk in this space

Global

The resilience dividend: Wood reveals roadmap to build back better

Peter Hall of Wood spoke at The Economist’s Sustainability Week about how his company is transforming its approach to infrastructure projects to ensure a more climate resilient outcome

Europe, Global, UK

GHD appoints global inclusion & diversity leader Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

ESG measures in executive pay plans ‘exploding’ Locked

Global, UK

BCG ramps up climate & sustainability offering in preparation for COP26 Locked

Global, UK

Wood pushed to a loss; leadership remuneration aligned to ESG targets Locked

UK-based group’s broadening exposure to built environment and clean energy markets offsets greater declines inflicted by oil price trend and pandemic hurdles through 2020. Prioritising ESG leadership remains critical, states Wood CEO

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Clarity needed on ESG in infrastructure investment Locked

While nearly all infrastructure investors identify ESG performance as vital in making investment decisions, standardisation of criteria is needed

Global, UK

Asia eyes up net zero Locked

What are the implications for business and consultants as China launches its first emissions trading scheme? Nick Cottam reports

Asia Pacific, Global

Insight Briefing: Plotting pathways to net zero in the oil & gas sector Locked

An update on the energy industry's progress towards decarbonisation as it faces the toughest of operating environments and renewed urgency of action post-COVID

Europe, Global, UK

How Bainies are helping clients navigate the sustainability revolution Locked

Although perhaps a latecomer amongst the management consultant majors to the sustainability party, Bain & Co is signalling clear intent through its investment in EcoVadis and launch of a global sustainability innovation centre in Singapore

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Climate change still downplayed by CEOs, finds PwC Locked

Global, UK

Sustainability experts decry woeful progress towards SDGs Locked

The majority of sustainability professionals surveyed for a new report say that progress towards each of the 17 SDGs in the five and a half years since their adoption has been poor.

Global

McKinsey acquires boutique sustainability firm Vivid Economics Locked

Europe, Global, UK

Egis reveals ambitious strategic goals Locked

Europe, Global

Cardno releases first global sustainability report Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

Arcadis appoints CSO Locked

Consultancy major sources first chief sustainability officer externally from client-side

Europe, Global, UK

Anthesis bags new investment and B Corp status Locked

Anthesis gains B Corp accreditation and secures multi-million pound investment from Palatine Private Equity

Europe, UK

EFCG launches sustainability advisory practice Locked

The new practice will help consultancies “enhance their position by embedding ESG and resiliency strategies”

Global, North America

S&P ESG scores available via free access website Locked

S&P Global has launched a publicly accessible website allowing investors to compare environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance

Global

ERM to provide certified training in EcoVadis ratings system Locked

Europe, Global

Wood joins global cities resilience partnership Locked

UK-based consultancy agrees two-year partnership with Resilient Cities Network - a worldwide, city-led, non-profit organisation

Europe, Global

UN calls for end to ‘war on nature’ Locked

The world is on track to be at least 3°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100 warns the United Nations Earth Programme

Global

Mott MacDonald joins Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group

The 16,000-strong employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has become the ninth member of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group.

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

Green bonds fuel green recovery Locked

Build back better has become a mantra for post-COVID recovery and the world is setting out to do just that with the help of green bonds. Nick Cottam reports on the proliferation of products, initiatives and standards in this surging field of green and sustainability-linked finance

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK