RSK acquires Electrokinetic and EiB Locked

14th & 15th purchase of the 2021/22 FY adds innovative remediation technology, and bid writing expertise

UK

Eunomia acquires environmental consultancy CEP Locked

Eunomia snaps up London-based environmental consultancy Collingwood Environmental Planning as its first acquisition

Europe, Global, UK

MD announced for Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Locked

Appointment of Andrew Ferguson reflects the sustained growth of Waterman’s Infrastructure and Environment business over the last three years

UK

Expert Opinion: Are greenwashing fears overstated? Locked

Greenwashing fear among investors is at an all time high. S&P’s Lori Shapiro explores how prevalent it is and how we can safeguard against it

Global, UK

UK’s infrastructure pipeline valued at £400bn Locked

The UK infrastructure pipeline remains solid, but the long-term trajectory suggests committed infrastructure spending is in decline

UK

UK jobs at risk through ‘carbon leakage’ Locked

The UK needs to spend more to ‘future proof’ its industry says the TUC

UK

Solar success for Arcus in Harrogate Locked

ERM-owned Arcus helps Elgin Energy achieve planning permission for a 49MW solar farm

UK

Banks warned about doing business with oil companies Locked

Client Earth states banks are jeopardising their reputations and legal responsibilities by financing a new oil field

UK

Dwellings per hectare critical in inspectors’ decisions Locked

Inspectorate rules that densities achievable on a brownfield site will not be suitable for family homes, but overturns a Council decision that an independent living proposal is over-development

UK

FRC announces signatories to revised UK Stewardship Code Locked

FRC’s revised UK Stewardship Code aims to clamp down on greenwashing; one third of applicants rejected.

UK

Vistry announces science-based net zero plan Locked

New entrant to UK construction lays out green credentials in net zero strategy and sustainability appointments 

UK

Anthesis appoints chief transformation officer Locked

The 650-strong sustainability consultancy appoints ex-Accenture executive Richa Jha

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield review: West Bromwich | Aberdeen | Fife | Croydon | Cricklewood Locked

Surprising reaction to Wellbeing Tower in West Bromwich, as Aberdeen brownfields get boost, Fife goes for a CPO and industrial and logistics continues apace in England

UK

Marlowe acquires asbestos specialist Santia for £4.5m Locked

LSE-listed Marlowe plc snaps up Cardiff-based environmental safety testing and consultancy services firm Santia

UK

Contaminated Land: Perth | Dudley | Easton | Buckingham | Biochar Locked

Who is responsible for contamination caused by flooding? Lead and Beryllium causes angst in Norfolk, as a closed loop biochar initiative gets backing in Scotland, and who did 80 skeletons with hands tied in Buckinghamshire belong to?

UK

Atkins wins national asset register contract Locked

Once operational, NUAR is expected to deliver around £350m/yr in benefits by avoiding accidental asset strikes, improving the efficiency of works and better data sharing

UK

Gove in, Jenrick out as zoning set to be dropped Locked

Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as housing secretary as widespread unofficial reports are claiming that mandatory housing targets and the zonal planning system will be dropped

UK

Expert Opinion: Is it time for a Liveability Impact Assessment? Locked

EIA is a well established staple of the environmental & sustainability consulting industry. But does "environment" truly reflect the health, wellbeing, social cohesion and economic health aspects of any good EIA today?

UK

EcoAct helps global food firm on net zero journey Locked

Client and climate consultant together explore the drivers, challenges and complexities of translating Compass Group’s net zero ambitions into supply chain action

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: What it will take to win the war on climate Locked

We need a war-like effort to combat climate change, but misinformation about public money may lead to environmental devastation. Jason Chamberlain, partner at the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, underscores the critical role of government spending in mobilising against the ‘ticking climate clock’

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: The net zero definition debate Locked

Carbon experts from Ramboll discuss the net zero definition debate, public procurement rules and why offsets are not a silver bullet

UK

Moody’s to spend $2bn on climate risk specialist RMS Locked

Acquisition by financial ratings group expands analysis of climate, cyber and supply chain risks in a deal underscoring the heat in the global ESG M&A space

Global, North America, UK

RSK acquires MWH Treatment Locked

MWH Treatment combines with Binnies, WRc and Nicholas O'Dwyer to strengthen RSK's play in the UK water sector

UK

Global consulting majors update on first half of 2021 Locked

SNC-Lavalin, Stantec and WSP report on financial highlights and challenges during the second quarter to complete the picture for the first six months of the year for the Canadian-headquartered triumvirate. Their experiences mark a US market proving a little slower in recovery than other COVID-impacted regions.

Global, North America, UK

IPCC report provides stark warning Locked

The IPCC’s sixth assessment report should be mandatory reading to us all. But it's not for the faint hearted

Global, UK

Berkeley issues green bonds for brownfield developments Locked

Berkeley is bringing forward 29 challenging brownfield sites around the country

UK

Hargreaves – out of coal and into brownfield Locked

The group says it anticipates strong growth in its property development business and has seen strong demand for distribution centres

UK

Cambridge’s low carbon plans threatened by water scarcity Locked

Adventurous low carbon, high biodiversity and socially inclusive local plans could be hampered by slow delivery of water infrastructure

UK

Green belt issues proliferate in August Locked

Planning inspectors rule on individual sites, as resistance to local plans rises across the country

UK

Brownfield review: West Midlands | West Yorkshire | company news Locked

Combined authorities give generous funding for brownfield, but Bradford ask why Leeds has double the funds, as warehouse permissions proliferate and Build to Rent goes from strength to strength

UK