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

Mott MacDonald and Cundall beat peers to carbon neutrality Locked

Two UK-based international engineering consultancies - Mott MacDonald and Cundall - claim to be the first in their class to have achieved carbon neutrality globally, both having been independently certified by the Carbon Trust to international standard PAS 2060 in September.

Europe, Global, UK

CEO question time: Susan Reisbord, Cardno

Environment Analyst talks all things crisis management, business resilience, growth forecasting, females in leadership, ESG, climate, US politics...and more...with the new boss at Cardno

Asia Pacific, Global, North America

Mixed reception for ‘universal’ ESG metrics framework Locked

World Economic Forum releases ESG metrics to streamline benchmarking of sustainable business performance with support from the Big Four consultants, but new framework has attracted criticism.

Global, North America

Seequent/Microsoft partnership in limelight for water conservation solutions Locked

Global geoscience software company Seequent has been highlighted by Microsoft for its contribution to work driving positive change in the areas of water quality and conservation.

Asia Pacific, Global

PwC, Arup & Ricardo make net zero pledge Locked

Three British-based multinationals lead by example and pledge net zero

Europe, Global, UK

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

Accenture quantifies green benefits of migration to the cloud

Report from management consultant suggests cloud-based computing could save almost six percent of global carbon emissions

Europe, Global

Exponential breakthroughs: an audience with the 'godfather of sustainability' Locked

Sustainability pioneer John Elkington inspired an energised debate on the shift to a regenerative economy at the latest meeting of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group

Europe, Global, UK

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

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

New association launches ESG practitioner accreditation Locked

The International Association for Sustainable Economy, based in London, will provide accreditation and training for ESG professionals

Europe, Global, UK

EA Business Summit 2020: Could global benchmarking activate a race to net zero? Locked

A range of views on strategies for leading the climate change, ESG and net zero agendas, presented at the final panel session of this year’s EA Business Summit, converged on the need for standardised targets and benchmarking

Europe, Global

WSP to advise UK government on CCUS strategy Locked

Europe, Global, UK

Anthesis partners sustainable transport provider UBCO Locked

UK-headquartered sustainability solutions specialist Anthesis has formed a partnership with New Zealand-based utility electric vehicle (UEV) provider UBCO with the aim of helping to expand sustainable transport globally.

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

ERM upholds sustainability standards Locked

Global consultancy ERM has published its 2020 sustainability report and annual review of its philanthropic arm, the ERM Foundation.

Europe, Global, UK

Finance sector urged to set biodiversity targets Locked

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Sweco launches sustainability and social mobility plan Locked

Swedish-headquartered environmental, engineering and architecture consultancy reveals sustainability and social mobility plan as part of business strategy to 2023

Europe, Global, UK

Anthesis and Signol join forces to drive sustainability through behavioural science Locked

UK-headquartered sustainability solutions specialist Anthesis will partner behavioural insights engine to promote the environmental and commercial benefits of Signol’s behavioural change technology.

Europe, Global, UK

S&P Global calls for standard non-financial disclosure framework Locked

The international credit ratings agency has published its response to the European Commission’s consultation on Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Can soils and forests help salvage net-zero emissions efforts? Locked

Though currently falling, ghg emissions are expected to bounce back as economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Beth Burks, ESG associate director, S&P Global Ratings, explores whether achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 is still possible, and how forests and soils can help

Europe, Global, UK

Ramboll reports 2019 sustainability performance Locked

Danish-headquartered consultancy Ramboll has published its annual report for 2019, outlining its sustainability performance and adding further detail on its financial results published in April

Europe, Global, UK

WSP issues sustainability report for 2019 Locked

The Canadian-headquartered global multidisciplinary consultancy has published its latest global sustainability report.

Global, North America, UK

Fifty UK environmental firms ‘Pledge to net zero’ Locked

Environment industry sector initiative to demonstrate leadership on climate action attracts 49 signatories in first six months. Founders explain to EA that COVID year disruption is not deterring firms from taking the pledge in spite of the added challenges, with both Jacobs and Mott MacDonald the latest recruits

Europe, Global, UK

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

Wood pledges 40% ghg emissions cut by 2030 Locked

Wood, the Aberdeen-headquartered, global engineering, consultancy and professional services group, has pledged a science-based target to lower its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over the next ten years.

Europe, Global, UK

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

New date in November 2021 proposed for COP26 Locked

Europe, Global, UK

AFRY becomes partner in climate action playbook Locked

Europe, Global

S&P Global advances climate and ESG focus Locked

The international credit ratings agency is actively building its ESG portfolio; EA hears from the sustainable finance team on how COVID-19 is impacting the ESG space and the EU’s carbon emissions reduction goals

Europe, Global