2023 Sustainability Consulting Awards logo

Environment Analyst launched our Sustainability Consulting Awards last year, to recognise ESG innovation, achievement and leadership, and to celebrate consultancies who have made significant advances in both their own, and their clients’, sustainable transformation.

Entries were open to environmental and sustainability consulting firms worldwide and to large and small service providers alike, as well as to their clients, partners and stakeholders.

The Environment Analyst-led judging panel was deeply impressed by the quantity and quality of awards entries this year, showcasing the extraordinary ingenuity and expertise of this industry in making strides to help solve the world’s most complex problems associated with the climate and biodiversity crisis and in supporting a just transition. 

We are very excited to reveal the shortlisted entries, as follows:

ESG Innovation Award

  • SURE by Ramboll - Ramboll
  • RouteZero - Anthesis
  • Zero: scaling net zero buildings - Arup
  • Reducing Operational Emissions with emissions.AI - ERM
  • Digital AECOM - AECOM
  • Strategic, Quantitative Climate Risk Assessment - Woodard & Curran
  • ARTEMIS ESG - Apex

ESG Innovation Award - shortlisted SMEs

  • ​ESG Benchmark Assessment - Delta-Simons
  • Position Green's Integrated ESG Investment Solution - Position Green
  • SIERA by EVORA Global - EVORA Global

Sustainable Infrastructure Award 

  • The digital twin of wastewater utilities enables a harmonious flow of stormwater - DHI A/S
  • The Nature Conservancy Oyster Reef Project - Jacobs
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Term Energy Efficiency Plan - TRC Companies
  • Stantec Clifton Wastewater Treatment Project - Stantec
  • Kenya Highway - WSP
  • Apalachicola Franklin 98 - WSP
  • Green Volt Floating Offshore Windfarm - Royal HaskoningDHV

Transformational Partnership Award​

  • Natural Capital Laboratory - AECOM
  • Tesco Exchange - Anthesis and Tesco Plc
  • Redefining Sustainable Home Improvement Retail - Bioregional and Kingfisher
  • Stantec Indiana Toll Road Project - Stantec
  • Chicago CAP - WSP
  • Atkins/Southeastern Scope Emissions Review - Atkins 

Impact Award 

  • PlanBeyondSM 2.0, Jacobs’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy - Jacobs
  • Driving Sustainability across the Value Chain - GHD
  • Making an Impact - Sustainable Legacies - AECOM
  • Agents of Change - WSP

Net Zero Accelerator Award 

  • Committed to being a force for good - Hydrock
  • WLC Assessment Project - Arup
  • Net Zero Journey at Jacobs - Jacobs
  • Accelerating the Transition to Net Zero - AECOM 

Net Zero Accelerator Award - shortlisted SMEs 

  • Delivering Sustainable Futures for Nature, People and Places - LUC
  • Sustainability commitments into Net Zero actions - CSRone

Sustainability Leader of the Year 

  • Paul Gleeson - Aurecon
  • Jan Walstrom - Jacobs
  • Chantelle Ludski - Anthesis
  • James Viray - GHD 
  • Rachel Skinner - WSP
  • Chelsie Klassen - Hatch

Nature Positive Award 

  • Wetland Creation and Management for MTR Lok Ma Chau Spur Line - Aurecon
  • Nature Positive, the Bespoke Environmental Consultancy - RSK
  • Jacobs’ Focus on Wildlife Crossings Reconnects Habitats and Improves Safety - Jacobs
  • Nature Positive Approaches, Inside and Out - Ramboll
  • Embedding Nature Positive - WSP
  • Mitigation & Conservation Banking Solutions - Burns & McDonnell

Rising Star Award 

  • Lucy Bradbury - AECOM
  • Sade Bamimore - ERM
  • Katharine Risk - Nature Positive
  • Philippa Beard - Jacobs
  • Megan Wheeldon - Aurecon
  • Ashley Chua - ERM
  • Maddie Emerson - TRC Companies 

Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities Award 

  • Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development, Cambodia - SMEC
  • Social Value on a Once-in-a-Generation Project - Jacobs
  • Drumchapel High School Climate Classroom - SWECO
  • City of Denver E-Bike Rebate Program - APTIM
  • Stantec Two Bears Climate Resilience Project - Stantec
  • Microsoft - Integrating Environmental Justice into Renewable Energy Procurement - WSP

Next Generation Award 

  • TBL Services x Support the Goals - TBL Services
  • Jacobs' Contribution to Developing Early Career Professionals within the E&S Consulting Sector - Jacobs
  • Early Careers Programme - Arup
  • X-Academy
  • Recognising the Needs of the Future Generation - WSP 

Sustainability M&A of the Year Award

  • Aurecon, Acuity and Acumen - The Triple 'A' Impact - Aurecon
  • Acquisition of E&I - WSP

This year’s winners will be announced live at the Sustainability Consulting Awards Ceremony on 27 June in Chicago, which is taking place alongside the Environment Analyst Global Business Summit (27-28 June in Chicago).