Market Intelligence Service

Environmental & sustainability consulting shifts gear in era of transformation

EA report finds accelerating market growth, supported by vibrant M&A scene and ratcheting green finance streams. The ‘Great Reshuffle’ has brought climate and sustainability factors to the forefront of client projects and investment programmes, as well as internal competitor strategies.

Global, UK

Supercharging the ‘S’ in ESG for a just and equitable transition

The "S" in ESG is rapidly rising to prominence. Here, a group of ESG experts from WSP offer recommendations on how to maximise social value for a just transition.

Global, UK

Preparing for TNFD and nature-based reporting

The Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures’ final beta recommendations are shaping material risks for investors. WSP shares their recommendations on how to prepare for nature-based reporting.

Global, UK

ESG experts set out steps to sustainable transformation

Leading environmental & sustainability consultants present case studies and recommendations to assist organisations in navigating the complex world of ESG and sustainability integration.

Global, UK

WSP, Mott Mac and LUC to advise on Welsh public energy project Locked

New renewable energy developer will help deliver government target of generating more than a gigawatt of locally-owned energy by 2030.


WSP audit shows biodiversity boost around solar sites Locked

Solar farm installations shown to have largely positive impacts on ecological habitats, with five out of ten meeting all Defra BNG criteria.


Evolving PFAS regulation is cause for client unrest Locked

Environment Analyst hosted an online event to discuss PFAS policy and practical solutions in light of proposed new regulations and standards.

Europe, Global, UK

Industry experts author books on sustainable business Locked

In two newly published books, leaders from the environmental and social consultancy world share their insights into business models and project management for sustainable enterprise.

Europe, Global

WSP celebrates ‘purposeful growth’ through 2022 Locked

The top-tier environmental and sustainability consultancy has emerged from last year with a 20% larger workforce, having achieved a decadal peak in organic growth and completed further transformational M&A.

Global, North America

WSP among firms to commit to ‘nature positive’ framework Locked

Major UK organisations sign pledge to commit to a nature positive plan and meet nature-based commitments in accordance with COP15 agreements.

Global, North America, UK

BMT joins EA’s Sustainability Delivery Group

International design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy BMT becomes the twelfth member of Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group, as our new ESG-focused working group also debuts.

Europe, Global, UK

Net zero success depends on attracting students to crucial sectors Locked

Survey of nearly 4,000 16-23-year-old students about the UK's green transition suggests a possible shortfall in jobs across key sectors.


WSP UK claims to be ‘almost half’ green Locked

UK division of Canadian-headquartered firm makes good progress on carbon reduction but lags on proportion of senior positions held by women.

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield Awards 2022: spotlight on digital, net zero and social value Locked

This year’s flagship awards event for the brownfield community featured particularly innovative applications and a record number of ‘Highly Commended’ entries.


Low carbon economy is key to prosperity says Aldersgate Group Locked

New manifesto urges government to focus on energy efficiency and not to abandon commitments on carbon reduction, nature restoration and waste.


Jacobs and WSP join hydrogen alliance Locked

Latest recruits welcome prospect of green hydrogen made from nuclear power in the UK’s first net zero carbon industrial cluster.


Tetra Tech outbids WSP for RPS Locked

Rival makes surprise play for London-listed environmental and energy consultant with £636m cash offer, as WSP considers next move

Europe, Global, UK

Global consulting market: all change at the top as climate & ESG drivers dominate Locked

EA’s latest industry data and research report reveals emergence of the sector's own ‘big four’ as environmental & sustainability consulting market sees record M&A activity and solid post-COVID recovery. 


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

WSP to acquire RPS, expanding E&S consultancy presence globally & in UK Locked

WSP’s agreement to purchase RPS will further Canadian-based firm’s ambition to become the premier global environmental & sustainability consultancy, with 23,000 experts worldwide.

Canada, Europe, North America, UK

Twin acquisitions bolster WSP UK Locked

Capita divests 'non-core' Real Estate & Infrastructure business following declining revenues, including in environmental consultancy, with WSP the acquirer.

Europe, Global, UK

ESG and net zero define new era for UK E&S consulting Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest UK E&S Market Assessment report documents a resurgence in demand for E&S consulting services as a result of ESG and net zero imperatives, combined with the post-pandemic recovery.

Europe, Global, UK

WSP reports more than 50% “clean” revenue for 2021 Locked

Firm's 2021 sustainability report shows ghg emissions reductions to be ‘on track’ – but only a ‘slight’ increase in women filling management positions results in missed social target.

Global, North America, UK

WSP acquires Wood Environment & Infrastructure to secure sector leadership Locked

WSP fulfils ambition to lead the global environmental consulting industry with purchase of Wood’s built environment business for just shy of $2bn, a year after completing Golder megamerger

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Green building consortium promotes circularity programme Locked

Major global consultancies support initiative to ensure circularity and efficiency in building and construction sectors.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

WSP to recruit 2,000 in UK & Ireland Locked

Recruitment drive covers all areas and includes hundreds of graduate and apprenticeship roles

Europe, Global, UK

WSP plans regional expansion based from Leeds Locked

New location to support future growth ambitions in Yorkshire


Consultancies leading by example in the journey to net zero Locked

An Environment Analyst panel explored progress being made by environmental & sustainability advisers in both facilitating and leading in a just transition - featuring business leaders from AECOM, Anthesis, ERM and WSP 

Global, UK

Consultants appointed to Construction Professional Services Framework Locked

Nine consultants secure environmental roles under £1.7bn, four-year agreement from the Crown Commercial Service


Former CEO of Golder appointed chair of Cumming Group Locked

Global, North America, UK