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

Expert Q&A: Rise of the forever chemicals Locked

Awareness of PFAS contamination continues to increase across the world. Jake Hurst, PFAS lead for Arcadis in the UK, describes the role that his company is playing in tackling it, in the US, Europe and elsewhere

Europe, 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

Insight: Bringing on the next generation of business leaders Locked

Environment Analyst was in attendance at the EFCG Rising Leaders Conference 2021, which focused on leadership development and what it takes to make it to the top of the consulting and professional services industry

Global, North America

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

Expert Opinion: Meeting the challenges of stakeholder capitalism Locked

With corporate priorities increasingly shifting toward long-term value creation for all stakeholders, Michael Wilkins, senior research fellow at the S&P Global Ratings sustainable finance unit, explores three key challenges businesses must consider when implementing a stakeholder capitalism model

Global, UK

Insight: Climate under Biden Locked

Risk or regulation? More voluntary disclosure or more compulsory compliance? Environment Analyst explores the latest expert views on how the Biden administration is going to tackle climate risk and environmental justice

Global, North America

Insight: Technology leadership in a post-pandemic world Locked

A round-up of EFCG’s conference and industry survey focused on what it takes to lead technological innovation in the architecture, engineering & environmental consulting, and construction (a/e/c) services space; and how the global pandemic is honing digital strategies

Global, North America

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

EA survey points to improving industry outlook and 6% bounce back in 2021 Locked

Our latest membership survey report provides timely benchmark data for planning and budget-setting for the New Year. It finds an environmental services industry much more resilient to the headwinds of COVID than initially expected with some hugely positive growth expectations for 2021

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

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

Delivering the digital revolution in environmental management

A distinguished panel hosted by Environment Analyst explores how digital innovation is transforming project delivery and data management, disrupting traditional business models and accelerating the journey to net zero in a post-pandemic world

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Will SDGs be a sustainability game changer? Locked

Growing interest in using the UN SDGs as a framework for sustainable investing and corporate ESG performance is evidenced from a plethora of initiatives and services. The latest Insight Briefing from EA investigates

Global

Funding the great build-back: where investments will be greenest

Environment Analyst's latest briefing explores the financial recovery packages proposed by the world's major economies, which vary enormously in their commitments to build back greener

Europe, Global

Australasia: aftershocks and opportunities shaping the industry

Business leaders from Beca, GHD and Surbana Jurong review the state of play in the wake of the global pandemic and how they are strategizing for the new normal in a webinar hosted by BST Global, in association with Environment Analyst and Consult Australia

Asia Pacific, Global

Public investments provide impetus for US environmental industry Locked

Federal energy, water and infrastructure projects will underpin environmental services sector’s post-pandemic recovery, suggests EBI’s industry outlook, with sustainability consulting revenue less certain

Global, North America, US states

Climate change and adapting to the new normal of sustainable design Locked

Environment Analyst reports on an expert panel debate hosted by EFCG looking at how firms in the built environment - as well their clients and projects - are adapting to the challenges of climate change and sustainable design

Global, North America

Membership survey points to 9% industry contraction in 2020

A survey of EA’s global membership community shines light on the changes and challenges brought about by the pandemic and its economic shockwaves on the working lives of environmental consultants, as well as their firms’ near-term prospects

Global

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

Communicate and engage: building resilience through converging crises Locked

Brutal honesty, transparent communications and active engagement of employees as stakeholders stood out as strong themes during the global industry panel discussion at Environment Analyst's 2020 Business Summit

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Aboriginal site destruction sharpens focus on corporate accountability Locked

Recent actions by mining firms in Australia underscore the importance of the ‘social licence to operate’ as well as stakeholder engagement imperatives. EA looks at the regulatory, advisory and risk management practice changes which may come

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global

European consulting leaders respond to CV-19 and re-opening challenges Locked

AEC Advisors launched its CEO Forum series in Europe, with a little help from Environment Analyst and BST Global. Top bosses from Egis, ERM, Ramboll and Witteveen+Bos offer their take on how the crisis is impacting their business, people, clients and strategy

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

Insight Briefing: Strategic planning for the crisis and post-crisis era Locked

The third of our special reports based on AEC Advisors’ CEO Forum series, addressing COVID-19 impacts and mitigation strategies, provides views based on the bosses of Environmental Partners, Kleinfelder, Stantec and WSP. Liz Trew reports

Global, North America, UK

PFAS – a global contamination issue Locked

Environment Analyst’s virtual seminar on PFAS shed light on the subject from an international perspective bringing together experts from the science and laboratory communities, geotechnical engineering and remediation from the UK, Australia and the United States.  Will Hatchett reports.

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Briefing: Adapting strategy and planning for the ‘other side’ Locked

EA gains exclusive access to an extraordinary virtual gathering of consulting and professional service firm CEOs to learn how their businesses are adapting to the new norms and rapidly-evolving outlook, and what is expected to come in the aftermath of COVID-19

Global, North America

Expert Opinion: What COVID-19 can teach us about risk and uncertainty

An infectious disease outbreak was a far greater risk than people thought. Joris Winters of Arcadis asks if a stronger focus on uncertainty could have made us more prepared?

Europe, Global, UK

Coronavirus will drive ESG investing ‘skywards’ Locked

Sustainable, responsible and impactful - or ESG - investing is expected to skyrocket in line with stakeholder value-driven business in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic impacts

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Improving the value proposition of environmental consultancy Locked

The first Environment Analyst Business Leaders’ Forum meeting of 2020 saw animated discussion around three interrelated themes of digital disruption, value proposition and the future environmental consultant

Europe, Global, UK