2020 vision on decade of climate action and sustainability purpose Locked

The end of the last decade has been widely acclaimed as a critical turning point for the climate and environmental agenda. EA discusses with E&S consulting leaders what we can look forward to on entering the 2020s, a decade that will be unquestionably defined by our actions towards decarbonisation

Global, UK

UK environmental consultancy gathers momentum with Brexit worries sidelined

Brexit fails to dampen sector thanks to a resurgent public sector spending and continued infrastructure activity. And there’s change at the top as WSP, Jacobs, RSK, AECOM and Mott MacDonald lead the pack, while APEM, Delta-Simons and Sweco enter EA’s Top 30 for the first time.

Europe, Global, UK

EFCG conference insight: surviving the make or break moments Locked

Environment Analyst offers key takeaways from the 30th Annual EFCG CEO Conference, where business advisors and sector leaders met to share their experiences of market ups and downs and strategies to address the most pressing industry challenges

Global, North America

Faster planning promised in white paper reforms Locked

A statutory new homes ombudsman, restriction of ‘land banking’ and a larger Housing Infrastructure Fund are on the menu for the next Parliamentary session, which will bring a planning white paper.

UK

Strong demand in N America fuels environmental consulting market

Infrastructure & development opportunities create healthy demand for EC services, according to latest global sector report from Environment Analyst. AECOM, Jacobs and Tetra Tech retain position as top three EC providers worldwide as other challengers ascend rankings

Global, North America

The race is on for sustainable towns and cities Locked

Environment Analyst’s Sustainable Towns and Cities Conference covered topics ranging from town planning to energy systems. Ian Grant listens to some of solutions proposed.

UK

CEO summit highlights industry imperatives from diversity to digitalisation Locked

Environment Analyst explores key themes debated at AEC Advisors’ recent CEO Summit in New York: KPIs for success, M&A strategy, diversity & inclusion, digitalisation and stakeholder value vs shareholder value

Global, North America

Keep calm and carry on consulting Locked

Brexit seems less of a concern to environmental consultants in this year's EA Market Trends Survey with growth targets and projections significantly improved. UK EC teams have expanded by an average of four percent in the last twelve months (2018/19).

UK

Global EC market sees strongest uptick in staffing in five years Locked

EA survey highlights positive indicators for the state of environmental consultancy - including improved growth for large players and strong uplift in N American prospects; digital transformation cited as main business driver going forward

Global

Expert Review: Lifting the lid on natural capital Locked

APEM's Mark Barnett outlines the importance of natural capital in preserving the natural environment as well as the latest thinking and practical approaches for assessing value, whilst countering criticisms often levelled at the natural capital approach.

UK

Contaminated land: A modern midlife crisis? Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest insight report explores the dynamics of the UK’s maturing contaminated land management sector and why consultants believe change from within is needed to kick-start the industry. It also views developments in the context of global market trends and statistics.

UK

Expert review: US Endangered Species Act overhaul Locked

Industry reacts as Trump administration proposes revision of Endangered Species Act, dubbed the ‘Trump extinction plan’ by green NGOs

North America, United States

China & SE Asia: Environmental opportunities and challenges of epic proportions Locked

EA explores the dichotomy of huge opportunities versus complex environmental challenges across the SE Asian region in our latest Insight Report

Asia Pacific, Global

Expert review: Change in the air Locked

Atkins’ Katherine Stanger gives her views on the forces for change impacting air quality management backed up with the latest headline statistics on AQ consultancy from Environment Analyst

UK

Insight report: Ecological services in full bloom Locked

Having doubled in size since 2010, ecological consulting and wildlife management services represent a growing success story for the UK environmental sector. EA explores the driving forces and how mandatory BNG, the rising natural capital agenda and tech innovation will impact.

UK

Expert review: the Canadian Impact Assessment Act Locked

Extended early engagement phase; increased focus on sustainability; climate change impact assessments; a constitutional crisis: Canada’s IAA has it all. But what does the new legislation mean practically? Environment Analyst reports

Canada, North America

Leadership in environmental consultancy - extinction or rebellion?

There is an urgent need for leadership in E&S consultancy to help organisations address the climate emergency. But is the sector ready to lead from the front, asked John Chubb of RPS in his opening keynote at the EA Business Summit 2019

Global, UK

UK environmental sector GPG static despite best intentions Locked

The second year of gender pay gap data is in and EA has analysed the performance of the UK’s biggest environmental consultancies

UK

Digital transformation drives M&A in consulting Locked

Engineering consulting M&A to focus on technologies that can 'enhance services and improve efficiencies for clients' as disruption of traditional consulting boundaries continues, says Equiteq

Europe, Global, UK

2050 – A Smart City Odyssey Locked

What will our urban spaces look like in three decades’ time? Find out in our latest Insight Report

Europe, UK

Cardno: gender agenda

CEO Ian Ball tells EA about driving diversity & inclusion within Cardno's domestic Australian and US businesses and more broadly in the global consulting sector

Asia Pacific, Global, North America

Global megatrends in environmental consulting 2019

As we enter a new era of environmental activism set against rapid societal change, what does this mean for the role of environmental consultant? Our special Insight Report explores key factors critical to shaping the global sector's future trajectory

Global, UK

Sustainability consulting - key players confident of mid-term prospects

Jonathan Ballantine looks at how sustainability consulting providers are innovating and adapting their services to evolving buyer demands as climate risk and ESG rise up the investment agenda

Global, UK

Driving the digital agenda in environmental consultancy

Business leaders from international consulting firms discuss the opportunities and risks as they and their clients continue to respond to the digital revolution

Global, UK

Trade-offs becoming a sustainability risk

As economic and social models shift to incorporate sustainability, is the environmental pillar struggling under the weight of trade-offs and internal squabbling?, asks EA’s Ross Griffiths

Chile, Costa Rica, Europe, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, UK

UK environmental consulting reliant on infrastructure & development for growth Locked

Our latest research report emphasises the market’s increasing reliance on major infrastructure projects. It also analyses the impacts of evolving policy drivers, the relaxation of government austerity and Brexit on all the major client sectors spending money on consultants.

UK

Accelerating the market for waste & recycling (part II) Locked

Market Insight: It’s been more than a decade since the UK government released policy intervention around waste reduction, so the recently launched Resources & Waste Strategy should be welcomed with open arms by the industry. EA assesses its potential impact

UK

Environmental consulting defies Brexit worries Locked

UK sector records solid growth again as nation's appetite for infrastructure provides no shortage of opportunities, finds EA report

Europe, UK

Mining sector ups the ante on sustainability Locked

Insight Report: how the resurgent global mining and metals industry is aligning itself to the UN SDGs - with external collaborations and new technologies playing a significant part

Global, UK

Global environmental consulting market surges Locked

Sector marks best performance this decade boosted by accelerated demand in Asia-Pacific and North America

Global, UK