Merger of S&P Global and IHS Markit to create ESG data giant Locked

Europe, Global, North America

Investors urge O&G majors to act on climate risks Locked

PRI leads collaborative study with institutional investors to explore the oil industry's exposure and response to climate risks

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Jacobs in acquisition mode to accelerate shift to high value solutions Locked

With two sizable strategic investments announced in the last seven days - including a majority stake the UK’s PA Consulting - Jacobs is ramping up its tech-enabled solutions. FY20 financials point to resilient performance as CEO introduces ‘Focus 2023’ initiative

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Accenture prioritises ‘the green behind the cloud’ Locked

COVID has been an accelerator for sustainability - both inside and out - for the consulting and technology heavyweight. Accenture’s Harry Morrison tells Environment Analyst why the firm is doubling its resolve in the space

Europe, Global

Climate risk disclosure gathers momentum Locked

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to mandate TCFD-aligned disclosure, and with a climate-friendly Biden administration poised to make good on ESG, is it possible to standardise reporting frameworks?

Europe, Global, North America, UK

UK mandates TCFD-aligned climate disclosures for listed firms Locked

The chancellor has imposed wide-ranging greenhouse gas reporting for all UK listed companies in line with TCFD recommendations

UK

Collaboration and communication in brownfield development Locked

We present key outcomes of our Brownfield Intelligence Network event on improving stakeholder communication and collaboration in the risk assessment-remediation-development process.

UK

Willis Towers Watson buys Acclimatise Locked

Third largest insurance broker in the world acquires climate change advisory and risk adaptation consultancy Acclimatise

Europe, Global, UK

ERM investor OMERS reported to be considering exit Locked

Canadian firm OMERS Private Equity is said to be weighing up future options for the global environmental consultancy ERM, in which it holds a major stake, including a potential sale which could value the London-headquartered firm at $2.5bn.

Europe, Global, UK

Ricardo and Mott Mac help water industry towards net zero Locked

UK-based international engineering consultancies Ricardo and Mott MacDonald create routemap to help UK water industry reach net zero

UK

Arcadis puts sustainable solutions at heart of strategy Locked

Euronext-listed player’s strategic reboot focuses on growth opportunities associated with key megatrends including climate change and digitalisation, as well as it’s ‘industry-leading ESG rankings’

Europe, Global, North America, UK

AECOM chases the high-margin holy grail Locked

Environment Analyst reviews AECOM’s latest Think and Act Globally strategy and financial results ending September 2020

Global, North America, UK

Community land bid turned down by fund Locked

Fund says it was concerned about levels of support and lack of community consultation, but reformers say there are not enough funds and little viable alternative options.

UK

Brownfield review: York | Basildon | Newcastle | Norwich Locked

Some big projects have gone through this week including York Council announcing the go-ahead for its 2500 homes project. But in Norwich Weston Homes is fighting Robert Jenrick's refusal of a scheme, in the High Court.

UK

IES outlines routes to soil sustainability Locked

The report outlines the severe threats from soil degradation and outlines radical solutions including soil risk based registers and assessments prior to land sales going through.

UK

Landmark launches acquired RiskHorizon platform Locked

Landmark Information has launched the environmental, social and governance (ESG) management platform it acquired from Anthesis

UK

Atkins creates ‘digital twin’ for London Locked

Atkins has unveiled a gateway to near real-time planning data for the Greater London Authority

UK

Onshore oil and gas and the net zero transition Locked

We review the changing onshore O&G business environment and ask Jonathan Foster, MD of Zetland Group how an O&G permitting consultancy adapts to a net zero landscape

UK

Ten point plan needs cash, and quick Locked

Trade bodies, PwC, a think tank and Labour are calling for a joined-up, long-term strategy for green investment to make net zero by 2050 a reality

UK

Green Industrial Revolution brings opportunity for consultants Locked

The prime minister has given us a picture of a low-carbon economy. It favours manufacturing, the north and the evolution of legacy industries

UK

UK joins race to be hydrogen ‘world leader’ Locked

Hyped in the prime minister’s 10-point green energy plan, hydrogen is still a long way from achieving its potential to reduce carbon emissions

Europe, Global, UK

AECOM fares well at Brownfield Awards Locked

It won Best Preparatory Work and Best Project Closure/Verification categories and was in a consortium which won Best Materials Re-use and Best Infrastructure.

UK

Expert Opinion: How GIS revolutionised environmental consultancy Locked

On International GIS Day, senior GIS specialist at Thomson Environmental Consultants Tom Perks explores how GIS revolutionised environmental consultancy

UK

Jacobs joins Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group Locked

The 55,000-strong global consulting and technology group Jacobs has become the eighth member of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Surbana Jurong acquires UK environmental design firm Locked

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Consultants’ Q3 results hint of an upturn with a long way still to go Locked

Following the first six to eight months of pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic instability, the picture for some leading environmental consulting players features the tentative beginnings of an upturn.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Delivering the digital revolution in environmental management Locked

A distinguished panel hosted by Environment Analyst explores how digital innovation is transforming project delivery and data management, disrupting traditional business models and accelerating the journey to net zero in a post-pandemic world

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Insight Report: UK offshore wind and global export opportunities Locked

We explore the opportunities available for environmental consultants to leverage their skills and expertise in the rapidly-developing offshore wind sector

UK

Midlands: Silicon Valley of the brownfield world? Locked

Once the heart of the industrial revolution, the Midlands region is emerging as the centre of innovation for brownfield regeneration. Ian Grant investigates

UK

Future looks promising for heat from mine water Locked

Awareness of the geothermal potential of abandoned mine workings is on the rise. The Coal Authority's Dr Charlotte Adams explains more

UK