RHDHV secures AMP7 contract for Southern Water Locked

UK

JBA accounts solid prior to COVID-19 Locked

UK

UK falling short of Paris Agreement Locked

UK must walk the talk on climate action to be seen as a climate progressive nation

UK

Welsh government calls time on coal mining Locked

One of the last open-cast coal mines in South Wales has been closed on environmental grounds. Decisions are still awaited on Woodhouse Colliery and Druridge Bay

UK

PM launches ‘build, build, build’ and ‘project speed’ Locked

The planning reforms announced last week are likely to be the prelude to a further deregulation of the planning system in July

UK

Steady as she goes for Soilfix Locked

Knocked back from March to May, Soilfix hasn’t lost any contracts because of COVID-19. It expects to finish the year in profit. Will Hatchett reports

UK

Expert Opinion: What is a green recovery without biodiversity? Locked

Three consultants from Danish-headquartered firm Ramboll explain why biodiversity must form part of the post-COVID recovery package

UK

Sweco launches sustainability and social mobility plan Locked

Swedish-headquartered environmental, engineering and architecture consultancy reveals sustainability and social mobility plan as part of business strategy to 2023

Europe, Global, UK

Anthesis and Signol join forces to drive sustainability through behavioural science Locked

UK-headquartered sustainability solutions specialist Anthesis will partner behavioural insights engine to promote the environmental and commercial benefits of Signol’s behavioural change technology.

Europe, Global, UK

S&P Global calls for standard non-financial disclosure framework Locked

The international credit ratings agency has published its response to the European Commission’s consultation on Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

Europe, Global, UK

Wood H1 update: profits down but diversification on course Locked

Cost reduction efforts and encouraging levels of renewable energy and chemicals sector activities though 2020 gives group confidence for second half in spite of decline in orders

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Can soils and forests help salvage net-zero emissions efforts? Locked

Though currently falling, ghg emissions are expected to bounce back as economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Beth Burks, ESG associate director, S&P Global Ratings, explores whether achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 is still possible, and how forests and soils can help

Europe, Global, UK

Difficult decisions ahead for environmental business leaders Locked

As lockdown lifts and the economic consequences of this pandemic become clearer, environmental consultancy business leaders will face some difficult decisions over the next few months

UK

AECOM launches digital natural capital accounting platform Locked

AECOM has developed a natural capital accounting platform which can be applied across different types of landholdings

UK

Envance: a new name in E&S management consulting Locked

Envance is a new SME consultancy launching in the UK environmental and sustainability (E&S) management space, founded by industry entrepreneurs Erica Kemp and Chris John

UK

Court of Session finds for Gladman in ‘tilted balance’ case Locked

A landmark ruling in Scotland has underlined that the ‘tilted balance’ in favour or development applies in Scotland as it does in England.

UK

ISO publishes environmental report assurance standard Locked

UK

RSK resumes acquisition strategy in 2020 Locked

Firm back up and running in the 2020/21 financial year with purchase of Ground Heat Installations

UK

‘Offshore wind boom‘ predicted for Highlands and Islands Locked

Scottish plans could make a significant contribution to the UK’s target of supplying up to a third of UK energy from offshore wind by 2030

UK

Contractor pulls out of Aberdeen Harbour expansion Locked

The suspension of work to deepen and extend Aberdeen harbour is the latest blow to a region hit by the collapse in oil prices

UK

Taylor Wimpey anticipates home-working demand Locked

It is using some of the £522m raised in an investor cash call to buy land at reduced prices – particularly in East Anglia and the South West.

UK

Brownfield review: Market directions | Dartford | Stevenage | Coventry | Edinburgh Locked

Is the housing market going in both directions at once? Massive warehouse gets green light, Forster country to be developed, resistance to McDonald's drive-through, and human bones, cannonball and whale remains emerge in Leith.

UK

US EPA provides $6.9m in brownfield loans Locked

The 25 communities selected are from nine regions and include Maine, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Indiana, Oklahoma, St.Louis and Humboldt.

Global, North America, United States

Insurers and pension funds set for £150bn infrastructure investments Locked

L&G points to brownfields requiring anything between £100m-£1bn to which it says are particularly well suited.

UK

Reduced role for councillors in Jenrick’s planning reforms Locked

Changes to planning will be unveiled July to assist post-COVID-19 recovery. But a full-scale planning revolution is not upon us … yet.

UK

Ramboll reports 2019 sustainability performance Locked

Danish-headquartered consultancy Ramboll has published its annual report for 2019, outlining its sustainability performance and adding further detail on its financial results published in April

Europe, Global, UK

WSP issues sustainability report for 2019 Locked

The Canadian-headquartered global multidisciplinary consultancy has published its latest global sustainability report.

Global, North America, UK

AECOM announces new CEO and president Locked

Global, North America, UK

CV-19 fast-tracks cultural and strategic shifts for Worley Locked

Chief exec outlines strategy for Aussie energy services company’s transformation which is being expedited through the COVID crisis, as further job cuts also announced

Asia Pacific, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: What does recovery look like for regulated infrastructure? Locked

As lockdown measures begin to ease, what does the future look like for the UK regulated infrastructure sector, and how can organisations start to plan for the ‘new normal’?

UK