Sustainability News

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. 

Global

Montrose focuses on generating long-term value from ESG Locked

Montrose Environmental Group has released its second annual environmental, social and governance report, outlining plans to deliver long-term value through its ESG strategy.

Global, North America

Investor demand drives US entrée for sustainability specialist, Evora Locked

UK-based Evora Global opens its doors in New York with a remit to help fund managers keep investment flowing amid rising concerns about ESG regulation and sustainability.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Oil industry: “We don't want to be the bad guys” Locked

Study examines tension within oil companies between need to participate in climate change mitigation, and requirement to perform financially.

Global, UK

G7 companies way off the mark for Paris climate goals Locked

CDP report finds that publicly disclosed ghg targets are only ambitious enough to align with a 2.7°C decarbonisation pathway.

Global, UK

SBTi to proceed with incorporation and forming technical council Locked

Science Based Targets initiative enters new, independent phase of development, overseen by multi-disciplinary independent authority.

Global, UK

Net zero Australia could produce a ‘million new jobs’ Locked

Interim findings of national study point to clean energy exports and a growing expert workforce in northern Australia as components of the net zero vision.

Asia Pacific, Australia

South Pole and Siemens partner on net zero advisory service Locked

Agreement comes at at time of soaring energy prices and push for transparency on decarbonisation.

Europe, Global, Switzerland

Finance leaders demand global baseline for ESG disclosures Locked

Investors, companies, and accountancy professionals all benefit from simplicity and alignment of regulatory & standard setting efforts, says new statement.

Global, North America

Singapore signs up for verified carbon credits Locked

Asia Pacific, Global, Singapore

Strategic engagement and systems thinking are key to staying competitive Locked

Participants at our US Business Leaders’ Forum discussed shifting expectations around ESG, the importance of embedding sustainability throughout infrastructure projects and the need to engage at strategic level to stay competitive.

Global, North America

Expert Opinion: The role of 5G in driving sustainable technology Locked

Chen Arbel, VP of innovation & strategy for data security products at global tech group Thales, considers how 5G can help reduce carbon emissions given the trust and security challenges that must be overcome to ensure widespread adoption.

Global, UK

Lack of ESG knowledge ‘starts at the top,’ BCG finds Locked

Capabilities gap and lack of strategic thinking are holding back companies from delivering on ESG goals, says a management survey.

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

ESG is worth saving, but hard work needed: EY report Locked

Recommendations to bolster concept’s credibility include transparency, education and allowing more participation from emerging economies.

Europe, Global, UK

Right to a sustainable environment is ‘only the beginning’ – UN secretary general Locked

There is no international consensus on the legal basis for the right and no internationally agreed understanding of the term ‘sustainable’.

Global, North America, UK

Updated reporting guide to counter SDG woes Locked

New advice reflects the latest GRI universal, topic and sector standards and the 2022 edition of the UN Global Compact questionnaire.

Global, North America, UK

Expert Opinion: Why corporate ESG pictures must be painted using the whole palette Locked

Aspectus Group's Emilie Rowe says there is a need for ESG to be more fully integrated into corporate strategy and communications in light of recent greenwashing incidents and 'ESG backlash'

Global

Drivers of change towards corporate net zero Locked

Stuart Lemmon, CEO of climate consultancy EcoAct, an Atos company, offers his insights into the forces pushing companies towards sustainable practices, and how they are responding.

Global, UK

PwC creates new sustainability practice Locked

Internal merger of climate and sustainability wing with ESG risk business mirrors industry partnerships to meet growing demand.

Europe, Global, UK

Austria convenes team for national climate change report Locked

Extensive study will provide a scientific assessment of the previous, current and future effects of climate change and pathways to climate neutrality.

Austria, Europe, Global

Conflict and climate change thwart progress on SDGs Locked

More than four years of progress on reducing poverty has been erased and one in three people lack access to adequate food globally.

Europe, Global, North America

Post-carbon visionary Richard Heinberg sets scene for EA Global Business Summit

Richard Heinberg, author and senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, offers a preview of his big-picture insights into the energy and climate crises ahead of keynote address at EA's 2022 Global Business Summit.

Global, North America, United States

Climate Group brings SteelZero to India Locked

Working groups to provide sector-specific insight on how to reduce emissions.

Asia Pacific, Global, India

Greenwashing behind 20% of climate-related ESG risk incidents Locked

ESG data firm finds food and beverage industry rates of greenwashing higher than average.

Global

International financial body encouraged by climate risk progress Locked

Data consistency, assurance standards and risk metrics are among board’s priorities.

UK

Black & Veatch updates on ESG progress Locked

Sustainability report reflects expanded efforts given to DEI and aligning the business, its governance and client solutions to the UN SDGs. B&V is targeting an operational net zero goal of 2025.

Global, North America

Antea Group teams with Benchmark Digital to streamline scope 3 disclosure Locked

Benchmark’s digital ESG software will provide data collection and management in support of value chain analysis.

Global, North America

SEC proposals to drive focus at board and data levels Locked

Environment Analyst spoke to Will Jenkins, director at Carbon Intelligence, about how the proposed climate reporting rules from the US SEC could drive demand for consulting services — and how the best prepared companies stand to benefit.

Global, North America