Black & Veatch launches environmental services business Locked

Centralised unit provides market visibility and places environmental services at the core of Black & Veatch’s global service offering. But the US player does so without its European contingent, which has now joined British outfit RSK as ‘Binnies’

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Low-carbon materials economy will require supply chain reconfiguration Locked

Materials are as important as energy to the low-carbon transition, and require a complete reconfiguration of supply chains, according to researchers and innovators speaking at the recent webinar “Transforming the use of materials for a green deal”.

Global

Partnerships and active mitigation are key to countering cross-cutting global risks Locked

Rising inequality, the coronavirus pandemic, and the growing digital divide threaten to stymie attempts to address risks from climate and environmental disruption, concludes the latest report on global risks from the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Europe, Global

Ramboll launches strategic sustainability consulting line Locked

The global SSC offering will be a hybrid unit based on management consulting and environmental expertise

Europe, Global, UK

Geo-data focused Fugro at vanguard of energy transition Locked

How the Dutch-based marine and earth sciences firm is reinventing itself, transitioning from its roots as a geotech specialist dependent upon oil & gas. Environment Analyst hears from Fugro’s Europe & Africa director Peter Brooke

Africa & Middle East, Europe, Global, UK

2021: Shifting to action, with deeper understanding Locked

Following a challenging and catalytic 2020, during which the COVID shock produced heightened awareness of the importance of environmental and social sustainability, EA looks forward to 2021 - a year in which bold targets and plans already made should translate into actionable changes

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

PwC: Global decarbonisation needs to be five times faster Locked

Global decarbonisation needs to occur at a rate five times greater than it in 2019 in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, finds PwC’s 2020 Net Zero Economy Index

Global

How $15tn could see China meet its climate goal, finds BCG Locked

Boston Consulting Group releases research on China's pathways to carbon neutrality

Asia Pacific, Global

Recovery stimulus packages are causing harm to nature Locked

Vivid Economics and Finance for Biodiversity update their report assessing the 'greenness' of COVID-19 stimulus plans of the G20 and other major economies in relation to climate action and biodiversity goals

Global, UK

Scandinavia leads sustainability index, which finds GDP is not primary metric Locked

Sweden has come top of the 2020 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GCSI) - a ranking of countries based on ESG research undertaken by sustainability consultancy and think-tank SolAbility.

Europe, Global

New era predicted for sustainability reporting Locked

Carbon reporting is fairly well developed. Recognised international metrics are now needed for wider sustainability issues, argues a KPMG report

Europe, Global, UK

Asian bank pioneers financing framework for sustainable cities Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

Consortium will help facilitate SE Asia’s energy transition Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

Plummeting lockdown emissions must set scene for committed climate action Locked

Despite a 7% drop in global CO2 emissions caused by pandemic lockdowns, world governments must now act rapidly and decisively to prevent a global temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century, international scientific researchers and the UN agree.

Global, UK

Embedding sustainability in the C-suite Locked

Representatives of seven top environmental & sustainability consultancies debated insights offered by Jaclyn Bouchard, director of ESG Products at S&P Global Ratings, at the December roundtable meeting of EA’s Sustainability Delivery Group

Global, UK

ERM pledges to reach net zero by 2040 Locked

Europe, Global, UK

$150tr climate finance needed by 2050 finds BCG report Locked

Global, North America

S&P Global Trucost introduces data tool to measure alignment with Paris goals Locked

Investors will be able to measure the alignment of their portfolios with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement – which has just passed its five-year anniversary – following the launch of a new dataset from S&P Global Trucost.

Europe, Global

South Pole: How COVID-19 is fostering a net-zero mindset Locked

In conversation with Renat Heuberger, CEO of the Swiss-based sustainability consulting and carbon finance group, Environment Analyst hears about South Pole’s latest research on net-zero pledges and whether or not they are translating into measurable climate action

Europe, Global

Merger of S&P Global and IHS Markit to create ESG data giant Locked

Europe, Global, North America

Singaporean landscape architects declare climate emergency Locked

Asia Pacific, Global

Investors urge O&G majors to act on climate risks Locked

PRI leads collaborative study with institutional investors to explore the oil industry's exposure and response to climate risks

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Accenture prioritises ‘the green behind the cloud’ Locked

COVID has been an accelerator for sustainability - both inside and out - for the consulting and technology heavyweight. Accenture’s Harry Morrison tells Environment Analyst why the firm is doubling its resolve in the space

Europe, Global

Climate risk disclosure gathers momentum Locked

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to mandate TCFD-aligned disclosure, and with a climate-friendly Biden administration poised to make good on ESG, is it possible to standardise reporting frameworks?

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Willis Towers Watson buys Acclimatise Locked

Third largest insurance broker in the world acquires climate change advisory and risk adaptation consultancy Acclimatise

Europe, Global, UK

Arcadis puts sustainable solutions at heart of strategy Locked

Euronext-listed player’s strategic reboot focuses on growth opportunities associated with key megatrends including climate change and digitalisation, as well as it’s ‘industry-leading ESG rankings’

Europe, Global, North America, UK

UK joins race to be hydrogen ‘world leader’ Locked

Hyped in the prime minister’s 10-point green energy plan, hydrogen is still a long way from achieving its potential to reduce carbon emissions

Europe, Global, UK

Jacobs joins Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group

The 55,000-strong global consulting and technology group Jacobs has become the eighth member of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Development banks are endangering $1.1tr worth of nature each year Locked

Europe, Global

Aligning with SDGs has positive impact on company performance Locked

Europe, Global