Sustainability News

Climate & sustainability consulting ‘the greatest opportunity’ for BCG Locked

Big 3 firm outlines how it is driving positive societal and planetary change and transforming its business, with 40% of MDs and partners involved in ‘impact’ work in 2022.

Europe, Global, UK

SBTN releases world’s first science-based targets for nature Locked

Revolutionary SBTN targets and guidance are designed to empower businesses to combat nature loss as well as climate change.

Global, UK

Industry experts author books on sustainable business Locked

In two newly published books, leaders from the environmental and social consultancy world share their insights into business models and project management for sustainable enterprise.

Europe, Global

EY offers blockchain-based carbon tracking Locked

Service is designed to add traceability and verifiability to a growing sector currently challenged by opacity and inconsistent data.

Europe, Global

‘Data should inform mine and well siting’, says RepRisk Locked

Study exposes lack of awareness about potential material risks associated with the location of extractive projects.

Europe, Global

ERM joins businesses warning of social unrest Locked

Senior business leaders have warned that widening inequalities, worsened by COVID, the Ukraine war and inflation, now threaten civil unrest.

Europe, Global

Focus on Global South for circular economy success, says report Locked

Currently 84% of research into decent work and the circular economy focuses on countries in the Global North, missing the main area of potential for change.

Asia Pacific, Global

WSP details “purposeful and positive” impact Locked

Global consulting major publishes 2022 ESG report, setting out ongoing improvements in DEI, emissions reductions and SDG-linked revenues.

Global, North America

Europe’s climate moonshot enshrined in law Locked

The European Council has adopted a series of laws that will enable the EU to achieve its ambitious climate targets. Jonathan Ballantine reports.

Europe, Global

PwC boosts global nature offer to support employees and clients Locked

More than half of the world’s GDP, or an estimated $58 trillion, is moderately or highly dependent on nature. Big 4 firm looks to grow nature and biodiversity capabilities.

Europe, Global, UK

KPMG US advances ESG goals and pilots internal carbon price Locked

US division of the global consulting and audit major updates on ESG advancements, including improved diversity and progress to meet net zero target. Also reports successful pilot of internal carbon price.

Global, North America

Parsons Corp furthers net zero ambition Locked

Leading US defence, aerospace and engineering firm sets more ambitious science-based emissions reduction targets, aiming for net zero by 2045 in line with a 1.5°C pathway.

Global, North America

AFRY establishes management consulting sustainability offering Locked

Nordic engineering consultancy is focusing advisory services around the sustainable transition.

Europe, Global

Report showcases consulting firms' efforts to accelerate impact and net zero goals

Environment Analyst study rates consultants on their climate and ESG efforts and urges further action to maintain client, employee and investor trust.


GHD and Stantec update on climate commitments Locked

GHD is working towards science-based targets, while Stantec celebrates operational carbon neutral status.

Asia Pacific, Global, North America, UK

Sphera works with ERM to digitise Argentinian O&G data Locked

Move follows ERM’s acquisition of Latin American finance and ESG consultancy NINT, in March 2023.

Global, North America

SBTi’s new impact leader sets her sights on corporates Locked

Expanding capacity while maintaining rigorous standards is one of many challenges facing the targets organisation. Its newly appointed chief impact officer spoke with Environment Analyst about the task ahead.

Europe, Global, UK

CDP supports disclosures on plastic-related impacts Locked

Global environmental disclosure non--profit responds to request from investors for reporting on plastic pollution.

Global, North America

Sales improve for TAUW, Royal HaskoningDHV and Sweco; profits prove harder to boost Locked

Profit drop for TAUW attributed to economic uncertainty; Royal HaskoningDHV celebrates robust sales and a new CEO; Sweco enjoys progress in revenues and sustainability.

Europe, Global

CDP is top of the ESG raters, finds ERM Locked

Research reveals that companies have low levels of trust in the accuracy of ESG ratings — but will spend up to $0.5bn per year on ratings-related costs.

Global, UK

Shortlist announced for 2023 Sustainability Consulting Awards

The shortlist has been announced for Environment Analyst’s 2023 Sustainability Consulting Awards, with winners to be revealed live on 27 June in Chicago at the Awards Ceremony to coincide with our Global Business Summit.

Europe, Global, UK

Energy transition drives business change Locked

Three-quarters of energy and utilities firms regard the energy transition as one of their top three organisational priorities.

Asia Pacific, Global

Slow transition heightens focus on climate risk, says UN Locked

Report recommends that climate risk assessment tools be updated constantly to keep up with research.

Global, North America

CDP urges greater reporting on scope 3 and biodiversity Locked

Companies are not engaging with their suppliers on climate and are overlooking impacts on vital aspects of nature, says charity.

Europe, Global, UK

Firms turn to software to meet complex ESG challenges Locked

Survey points to transition towards independent ESG programme management — and away from dependence on ESG consultants.

Europe, Global, UK

EPA awards record grants for water, climate and energy Locked

Biden-Harris administration claims to have made the largest investment in environmental and climate justice in US history.

Global, North America

Global ESG standards in asset management ‘remain low’ Locked

Only a small number of asset managers perform consistently well across all ESG themes, finds report, and the worst manage a disproportionately large volume of assets.

Europe, Global

Japan moves closer to international disclosure Locked

Two years after the creation of the ISSB at COP26, Japan's new sustainability reporting commitment represents another step towards globally aligned financial reporting.

Asia Pacific, Global, Japan

Laying the groundwork for Europe’s digital product passports Locked

Digital product passports are coming to the EU. SLR's Eva Hill, who is working on the project to set their standards and specifications, talked about the implications at an online EA event.

Europe, Global

Analysis: How to curb nature-based solutions scepticism Locked

There are well-established systems for good NbS design, but greater transparency and a culture of accountability are needed to help guide the wider market.

Europe, Global, UK