Expert Opinion: EFCG perspectives on fostering and maintaining an inclusive workplace

The New York-based Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG) gives an overview based on its June 2021 DEI Workshop for business leaders and senior executives in the a/e/c industry

Global, North America

Pandemic sharpens focus on diversity and workforce priorities Locked

It's been ‘the year of HR’ given the major health and societal forces for change impacting the workforce. But how are consulting & engineering firms responding strategically to these shifts? EFCG’s HR Leadership Conference 2021 offers unique insights 

Global, North America

Green rebuild and dynamic M&A to transform environmental sector  Locked

Innovative financing methods and a burgeoning demand for expertise are triggering rapid evolution of the environmental & sustainability consulting M&A market, concluded a lively panel session at the Environment Analyst Business Summit 2021

Global, North America, UK

Industry opportunities and challenges framed by ESG Locked

An insight report summing up the major growth drivers and constraints discussed at the opening session of this year's (virtual) EA Global Business Summit, focusing on the implications of environmental and climate policy shifts in the US and the ramifications of green finance hitting the mainstream

Global, North America

EA Business Summit 2021: Roundtable Insight Briefing Locked

A round-up of the key takeaways from Environment Analyst's 2021 Business Summit roundtable session which took place virtually in June

Europe, Global, North America, UK

How green finance is driving renaissance of environmental consulting Locked

A major focus of the EA Business Summit 2021 was the need to transition towards a global sustainable operating model, which is multi-layered and intricate. Challenges of this size and magnitude require solutions that are backed by innovative and effective funding strategies. And lots of them.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

The accelerating influence of ESG in global investment decisions Locked

Follow the science, follow the data, and help your clients and indeed their investors navigate an often complex and sometimes convoluted ESG journey. This was the overriding message from a lively session focused on ESG opportunities at this year’s virtual EA Global Business Summit

Europe, Global, North America

Maximising ROI in sustainability Locked

EFCG’s CFO conference included a session exploring the financial benefits that sustainability and ESG strategies can realise for consulting and engineering firms and their projects and clients. Environment Analyst reports

Global, North America

Deloitte: Why climate is both business emergency and opportunity Locked

EA gets the lowdown on what sustainability means for the Big 4 firm from Deloite's global sustainability lead Marc Van Caeneghem

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America

Global environmental consulting market set to surge Locked

The leading practices saw growth curtailed to less than 1% in 2020 due to pandemic pressures, but are readying for a solid upturn thanks to accelerating net-zero and sustainability drivers in the green recovery. EA's research report identifies which firms are best placed to capitalise

Global, UK

Insight: New era of US opportunity as finance and ambition line up

Policy and market forces are converging to catalyse a potentially explosive new era for environmental businesses in the US market, concludes the latest report from Environment Analyst

Global, North America

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19 Locked

Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up

Europe, Global, UK

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