Ricardo surfs on sustainability and global megatrends Locked

Profits and order book of UK-based engineering and sustainability consultancy surge as the world pursues net zero

Europe, Global, UK

Investor demand drives US entrée for sustainability specialist, Evora Locked

UK-based Evora Global opens its doors in New York with a remit to help fund managers keep investment flowing amid rising concerns about ESG regulation and sustainability.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Oil industry: “We don't want to be the bad guys” Locked

Study examines tension within oil companies between need to participate in climate change mitigation, and requirement to perform financially.

Global, UK

G7 companies way off the mark for Paris climate goals Locked

CDP report finds that publicly disclosed ghg targets are only ambitious enough to align with a 2.7°C decarbonisation pathway.

Global, UK

Call for radical re-think on UK waste policy Locked

Recycling is part of the problem rather than the solution, argues new report on waste management.

UK

Climate tech guide links UK firms to potential Aussie clients Locked

Government-backed publication reveals needs of more than 600 organisations in Australia and New Zealand that could be met by UK business.

UK

LUC enjoys significant post-pandemic expansion Locked

British consulting firm added 30 new staff, increased turnover and narrowed its median gender pay gap.

UK

Purpose is key motivator for early career E&S consulting professionals

Environmental & sustainability early career professionals have their say on sector entry routes, job satisfaction, retention and the skills crisis in Environment Analyst’s latest survey.

Europe, Global, UK

Group MD role for Alex Ferguson at Lucion Locked

Wide-ranging re-structure follows group’s continuing expansion and commercial success as multi-service environmental consultancy.

UK

EDAROTH signs development agreement with Hyde Group Locked

The partnership says homes will be built 50% more quickly using pre-manufactured materials produced off-site and delivered, which cuts carbon emissions.

UK

Bee discovery adds more problems to London Resort development Locked

The shrill carder bee is a priority species of conservation concern and provides a boost to those objecting to the gigantic theme park.

UK

Energy experts call for long-term green investment, not ‘dash for gas’ Locked

Environment and industry stakeholders fear that Liz Truss’s energy policies ignore energy saving and could jeopardise the UK’s attainment of its net zero goals.

UK

Expert Opinion: The role of technology in building sustainable supply chains Locked

Jessica McGoverne, of UK-based membership organisation Sedex, explains why the right data management systems are critical to establishing sustainable supply chains.

UK

Climate information market improves risk prediction Locked

UK academics develop ‘prediction-market’ technology for forecasting climate risk, promising enhanced assessments for large-scale infrastructure and other types of investment.

Global, UK

£35m brownfield housing boost for South Yorkshire Locked

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority says it will prioritise schemes that are innovative and raise housing quality, as well as how well they deliver against the principles of ‘stronger, greener, and fairer’.

UK

Development on London and south east green belt sites increases by a fifth in a year Locked

Green belt development has risen 127% since 2016, and the counties of Hertfordshire, Essex and Surrey account for two thirds of all current development threats to London’s green belt.

UK

Department for levelling up updates flood risk guidance Locked

The updated Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) advises how to take address the risks associated with flooding and coastal change in the planning process.

UK

SBTi to proceed with incorporation and forming technical council Locked

Science Based Targets initiative enters new, independent phase of development, overseen by multi-disciplinary independent authority.

Global, UK

Study shows pathway for integrating nature-related risks into underwriting Locked

High-level roadmap will help underwriters embed nature-positive solutions and net zero approach across insurance industry.

UK

Cloud-based software speeds environmental compliance Locked

New platform creates environmental compliance obligation registers for UK firms, with a focus on challenging clauses in the ISO14001 standard.

UK

SLR adds Australasian firm in latest acquisition Locked

Combination of SLR and 4Sight teams brings major sustainability focus to Kiwi market.

Asia Pacific, Global, New Zealand, UK

New housing and regeneration policies taking shape Locked

The new PM and housing secretary want to scrap centralised, top-down targets under the government’s standard method of assessing housing need, giving more say to local communities.

UK

Ramboll's half year organic growth hits 10-year high Locked

Danish firm aims to double revenue to $2.4bn and reach almost 20,000 staff by 2025.

Denmark, Europe, Global, UK

Finance leaders demand global baseline for ESG disclosures Locked

Investors, companies, and accountancy professionals all benefit from simplicity and alignment of regulatory & standard setting efforts, says new statement.

Global, North America

Accenture acquires Carbon Intelligence and partners with Kubota Locked

Irish-based professional services consultancy continues its worldwide expansion into the sustainability sector.

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: The role of 5G in driving sustainable technology Locked

Chen Arbel, VP of innovation & strategy for data security products at global tech group Thales, considers how 5G can help reduce carbon emissions given the trust and security challenges that must be overcome to ensure widespread adoption.

Global, UK

Fast track moves closer for energy, road and rail projects Locked

By 2024, EU habitat directives and EIA will be scrapped and approval times for large national infrastructure projects cut by half, under government plans.

UK

Lack of ESG knowledge ‘starts at the top,’ BCG finds Locked

Capabilities gap and lack of strategic thinking are holding back companies from delivering on ESG goals, says a management survey.

Global, UK

Sustainability Consulting Awards winners announced Locked

Winners include Jacobs for transforming its internal net zero and sustainability performance; WSP’s game-changing acquisition of Golder; and RIO ESG’s role in developing an innovative AI-enabled ESG ratings platform

Global, North America, UK

New private equity investor snaps up CTS Group Locked

Construction testing company will join wider, rapidly expanding Phenna Group of companies.

UK