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Global consulting market: all change at the top as climate & ESG drivers dominate Locked

EA’s latest industry data and research report reveals emergence of the sector's own ‘big four’ as environmental & sustainability consulting market sees record M&A activity and solid post-COVID recovery through accelerating green transition opportunities. 

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Five fundamentals of the climate tech boom Locked

Decarbonising the global economy in order to limit warming to 1.5°C will require the scaling up of renewable technologies on an epic level and at an estimated cost of $1.5tn per year. But, who is going to fund this? (Hint: not governments.) And what is the role of consultants?

Global, North America

ESG and net zero define new era for UK E&S consulting Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest UK E&S Market Assessment report documents a resurgence in demand for E&S consulting services as a result of ESG and net zero imperatives, combined with the post-pandemic recovery.

Europe, Global, UK

Consultancies up the ante on NZ and ESG goals  Locked

Six months after the publication of Environment Analyst’s acclaimed ‘Consultancies in the race to net zero’ report – and in celebration of UK Net Zero Week – we explore how the top players are looking to advance their leadership role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Global, UK

Pace of change and scale of transformation will define industry, says AECOM Environment chief exec

Frank Sweet, head of the global environment business line at AECOM, outlines what he sees as the most exciting opportunities and pressing concerns for the industry, in a teaser ahead of our Global Summit.   

Global, North America

Consultancies seek solutions to hybrid work balancing act  Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Business Leaders’ Forum, where participants based in Europe and North America discussed how the ‘new normal’ approach to hybrid work is affecting everything from business structure to corporate culture.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Insight: Closing credibility and capability gaps in ESG Locked

Exploring how market and regulatory forces around ESG & sustainability are creating unprecedented demand for talent, and how service providers are responding strategically. Experts from specialist advisory, training and recruitment firms offer tips for building world-class ESG capabilities.

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ESG: how does it really relate to corporate sustainability? Locked

Owner and CEO of UK-based ESG consulting and risk management specialist InvestAssure says companies need to ensure the sustainability of their operational performance matches up to their official ESG ratings

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Sustainability: an imperative driving the next generation of consulting leaders Locked

EFCG’s Rising Leaders Conference explored the key priorities and challenges facing consulting & engineering C-suite executives of today and tomorrow. Sustainability emerged as a major focus, as well as talent and technology-related issues, as Environment Analyst reports.

Global, North America

Are ‘limits to growth’ coming home to roost? Locked

Fifty years since the publication of the seminal environmental text ‘Limits to growth,’ Richard Heinberg, author and senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, reflects on how its conclusions stand up to scrutiny against today’s backdrop of converging crises.

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Transition, security, natural solutions: ushering in a new energy era Locked

The turbulent turn of world events has reinforced the urgency for the planet to move away from fossil fuel dependence. Transition was the subject of the day at this year’s International Energy Week, which featured expert commentators from BP, ERM, EY, Schlumberger, Shell and more

Europe, Global, UK

Is the climate action message being lost in translation? Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Sustainability Delivery Group (SDG) roundtable, which discussed the sustainability challenges facing the construction industry and how collaboration will lead the way forward

Europe, Global, UK

Consultancies leading by example in the journey to net zero Locked

An Environment Analyst panel explored progress being made by environmental & sustainability advisers in both facilitating and leading in a just transition - featuring business leaders from AECOM, Anthesis, ERM and WSP 

Global, UK

Strategies for engagement in the battle for talent Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest North American Business Leaders’ Forum focused on the challenges and solutions for helping to attract and retain talent in the current heat of the green jobs market and in the wake of 'the great resignation'

Global, North America

EA survey points to strong growth in 2022 as sustainability momentum builds Locked

Our latest membership survey report provides timely industry data for budget-setting for the year ahead and beyond. Despite some significant headwinds – around talent and resourcing, not to mention ongoing pandemic pressures – the outlook appears extremely positive for the environmental and sustainability advisory sector

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Tectonic shifts in capital allocation to turbocharge ESG Locked

Strategic analysis from authoritative sources highlights both disruption and opportunity from COVID-19, enhanced employee expectations, and the rise and rise of ESG

Global, North America, UK

Seven sustainability trends & three golden threads for 2022 Locked

Environment Analyst’s top sustainability predictions for the new year ahead as we take another step forward in the decade of action

Global, UK

Consultancies in the race to net zero

An Environment Analyst research report finds the majority of the world’s top environmental and sustainability consulting firms are now working towards science-based climate commitments — with some having set and already achieved accelerated carbon reduction goals — whilst others lag behind in their progress

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Cutting through the noise on ESG integration and mandatory disclosures  Locked

An Environment Analyst authored summary of the latest flurry of reports, surveys and developments shaping the race towards developing a global, unifying ESG methodology and what that could mean for the advisory services space

Global, UK

Double materiality to shake-up ESG reporting Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Sustainability Delivery Group (SDG) roundtable, which discussed developments in corporate sustainability reporting

Europe, Global, North America, UK, US states

Quality and transparency are key to offsets success Locked

An insight report from Environment Analyst examines the risks and opportunities of engaging with the voluntary carbon market, as well as its growth potential as demand is once again booming

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Unpacking the outcomes of COP26 Locked

Our five key takeaways from the post-Paris Agreement milestone meeting in Glasgow, what they will mean for business, and why we should remain optimistic about this 'real economy COP'

Europe, Global

Insight: Social value comes of age Locked

For global consulting players including Jacobs, Atkins/SNC-Lavalin and Mott MacDonald, social value is helping to define corporate values and project delivery

Europe, Global

COP26: A time for action Locked

COP26 is anticipated to be the most important Conference of the Parties since Paris in 2015. Nick Cottam investigates what’s at stake and the four goals that will define its success, or failure.

Europe, Global, UK

Investors require ‘proof over promises’ on ESG Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Sustainability Delivery Group (SDG) roundtable discussing investor priorities on ESG analysis and systemic action on climate change

Global, UK

Insight: Changing landscape accelerates demand for ESG solutions Locked

The market for ESG solutions is advancing at breakneck speed as are the societal, regulatory and disclosure pressures. EA looks at how the ESG ecosystem is developing, including the varying approaches of different types of service provider, and considers how the agenda may evolve again in response to COP26 

Europe, Global

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