Green skills crisis: retaining and attracting a modern workforce Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Business Leaders' Forum on navigating and addressing the growing skills shortage

UK

Expert Opinion: Climate change litigation will continue to grow Locked

White & Case partner, Mark Clarke, and associate, Gwen Wackwitz, discuss the recent trends in climate change litigation, and the associated risks on businesses worldwide

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Environmental consultants to gain from waste revolution Locked

The largest changes to waste and recycling services in a generation are being introduced across the UK. Dr Adam Read, director of external affairs at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), unpicks the implications for the environmental industry

UK

APEM acquires Irish environmental consultancy Woodrow Locked

200-strong aquatic consulting specialist makes its first acquisition of the WestBridge Capital era

Ireland, UK

LUC records solid performance despite pandemic Locked

LUC prioritised staff retention and safety in 2020; results show revenue marginally down in what is seen as a successful year

UK

Clarity needed on councils’ role in net zero Locked

Report from the National Audit Office identifies lack of clarity, piecemeal funding and diffuse accountabilities

UK

UK’s natural capital valued at £921bn Locked

The ONS has calculated the value of the UK’s natural capital highlighting the increasing value of renewable, timber and mineral assets; and the ongoing decline of fossil fuels

UK

Ofwat approves £2.7bn build back better spending Locked

Additional investment provided for COVID-19 recovery, natural flood management and improving water quality

UK

SNC-Lavalin appointed to ‘green’ UK government offices Locked

A large global consultancy market is opening up to reduce the carbon impacts of property assets

UK

Greater Manchester’s sustainable travel initiative launched Locked

AECOM supports Greater Manchester in efforts to boost sustainable business travel across the region

UK

Water quality pollution incidents unacceptable Locked

Environment Agency describes Southern Water and South West Water’s environmental performance assessment scores as ‘consistently unacceptable’

UK

Theresa May to chair Aldersgate Group Locked

High-profile appointment comes ahead of COP26 in November

UK

'Outcomes before processes' key to project design Locked

Inclusive design moves up the agenda as the world aims to build back better. Nick Cottam reports on Jacobs' latest expert talk hosted by Environment Analyst's Sustainability Delivery Group

UK

Brownfield review: Glasgow | West Midlands | London | Manchester | Falmouth Locked

Leave brownfield alone and ecological gems will come, in Glasgow, as sustainable energy stipulations affect designs and layouts in London and a row bubbling over shipping containers for the homeless in Manchester

UK

Government backtracks on flat rate national infrastructure levy  Locked

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick says councils will determine how to provide the homes they need, with communities having a greater voice from the start of the planning process

UK

Government legislates for good design Locked

The government says the National Model Design Code (NMDC) will ensure the planning system helps to create more attractive buildings and places

UK

High streets could provide up to 500,000 homes Locked

The Policy Exchange says every council should prepare a commercial assessment and release land for mixed use regeneration and the government should reform the business rate system

UK

UNESCO strips Liverpool of World Heritage status because of regeneration plans Locked

Some say UNESCO is 'out of touch', others say the loss is due to weak planning and regulation of new development. Environment Analyst investigates

UK

Jacobs accelerates sustainable business plan Locked

Renewed focus aims to expedite market opportunities and attract and retain top talent

Global, North America, UK

Additional low-carbon tech advisory buy for ERM Locked

Global sustainability consultancy ERM has announced the acquisition of Element Energy, a specialist consultancy headquartered in Cambridge, UK

Europe, Global, UK

Chatham House calls for investment boost to circular economy Locked

London-based think tank evaluates circular transition

Global, UK

Sweco narrowly maintains organic growth in H1  Locked

Weaker conditions impact UK business but other European markets see improvements

Europe, Global, UK

Green rebuild and dynamic M&A to transform environmental sector  Locked

Innovative financing methods and a burgeoning demand for expertise are triggering rapid evolution of the environmental & sustainability consulting M&A market, concluded a lively panel session at the Environment Analyst Business Summit 2021

Global, North America, UK

DuPont Sustainable Solutions acquires ESG specialist Locked

Merger with London-based KKS Advisors gives global operations consultancy expanded capabilities and strategic ESG expertise

Europe, Global, UK

RSK completes sixteenth acquisition of 2021 Locked

Utilising its well-established blend of credit and debt lending, the UK's RSK group continues its strategy of bolt-on acquisitions through the purchases of Minerex Environmental in June and geotechnical contractor TechnikGS in July.

Europe, Global, UK

Government expands issuance programme and publishes green financing framework Locked

Framework provides guidance on project identification, verification and reporting of eligible sustainable projects

UK

Moody’s launches ESG data analysis tool targeting SMEs Locked

Financial ratings major targets small to mid-sized firms with 'ESG Score Predictor' tool

Global, North America, UK

Spotlight on procurement for sustainable value Locked

Today’s atmosphere of woke environmentalism is compelling a reversal of traditional construction practices to align with much needed - and in many cases, mandated - sustainable goals. The process of procurement is no longer an absolute system, if it ever was. 

UK

Transport decarbonisation plan ‘bold’ but lacking detail Locked

Plan reveals the government's intended milestones for the phase-out of diesel and petrol vehicles and how it will support the further roll-out of EVs and associated infrastructure. EA dissects the latest piece of the jigsaw to meet the UK's net zero obligations.

UK

Conservationists wait for legal protection over London’s Disneyland Locked

Conservationists opposing plans for a huge theme park south of the Thames, one of two UK homes for a rare jumping spider are waiting for legal protection to be officially declared

UK