Global consulting majors update on first half of 2021 Locked

SNC-Lavalin, Stantec and WSP report on financial highlights and challenges during the second quarter to complete the picture for the first six months of the year for the Canadian-headquartered triumvirate. Their experiences mark a US market proving a little slower in recovery than other COVID-impacted regions.

Global, North America, 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

Business leaders debate sustainability within the brownfield sector Locked

Senior representatives from ten environmental & engineering consultants, remediation contractors and developers discussed the role of the brownfield & regeneration sector in delivering sustainability

UK

Consultants help drive homes boost Locked

Some of largest environmental consultancies in the UK are to advise Homes England on delivering new homes, including AECOM, Arcadis and WSP

UK

Soaring demand and cultural compatibility: M&A today Locked

A sellers’ market and soaring demand characterise the acquisition landscape in the consulting engineering space, but buyers are no less determined to ensure cultural compatibility between M&A matches

Global, North America, UK

Consultants accused of underestimating carbon impact of airport expansion Locked

NEF report claims the climate impact of regional airport expansions has been underestimated by scheme proponents, and the consultants working for them

UK

Consultancies make fresh sustainability commitments Locked

Four of the leading global environmental consulting firms have in recent days committed to new or more ambitious climate and sustainability targets for their own operations

Global, North America, UK

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19 Locked

Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up

Europe, Global, UK

WSP ‘pleased with performance’ in challenging FY20 Locked

COVID impacts lead group to organic revenue contraction of 3.6%, as environment line benefits from substantial M&A investment and accelerated sustainability drivers

Global, North America, UK

2021: Pandemic could point to a greener future Locked

Environmental consultancies upbeat about global prospects for achieving net zero. COVID-19 helped show humanity it is capable of rapid change

UK

WSP claims environmental leadership with Golder purchase Locked

Canadian-headquartered rivals to create ‘global market leader in strategic environmental consulting’ through $1.14bn mega merger. WSP group CEO and senior leadership discuss unique features of ‘milestone’ deal and ramifications for the industry

Canada, Global, North America, UK, US states

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

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

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

WSP to advise on UK's first major carbon capture project Locked

Carbon capture will soon be a reality in the UK and consultancy WSP is to play a key role in the development of the infrastructure

Europe, Global, UK

WSP strengthens carbon pledge across UK Locked

Environmental and engineering professional services consultancy strengthens commitment to reduce carbon across UK activities

Europe, Global, UK

WSP plots steady route amid low-digit contraction in H1 Locked

Global consultancy WSP headquartered in Montreal, Canada, has posted its half year results for the six months ending 27 June 2020.

Global, North America

WSP to advise UK government on CCUS strategy Locked

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

Fifty UK environmental firms ‘Pledge to net zero’ Locked

Environment industry sector initiative to demonstrate leadership on climate action attracts 49 signatories in first six months. Founders explain to EA that COVID year disruption is not deterring firms from taking the pledge in spite of the added challenges, with both Jacobs and Mott MacDonald the latest recruits

Europe, Global, UK

UK plc calls for a green recovery Locked

Investing in low carbon technology will lead to a healthy and resilient economy post-COVID-19 say business leaders

UK

WSP and Bright Blue push progessive ideas to meet UK net zero Locked

Global consultant and independent think tank publish essay series outlining ‘radical new ideas’ for how the UK can deliver on its net zero commitment by 2050

Europe, Global, UK

WSP supports novel CCUS project in Teesside Locked

UK

Insight Briefing: Strategic planning for the crisis and post-crisis era Locked

The third of our special reports based on AEC Advisors’ CEO Forum series, addressing COVID-19 impacts and mitigation strategies, provides views based on the bosses of Environmental Partners, Kleinfelder, Stantec and WSP. Liz Trew reports

Global, North America, UK

Improving the value proposition of environmental consultancy Locked

The first Environment Analyst Business Leaders’ Forum meeting of 2020 saw animated discussion around three interrelated themes of digital disruption, value proposition and the future environmental consultant

Europe, Global, UK

WSP reports successful 2019, turning to challenges of 2020 Locked

Environment line achieves 8% organic growth, double that of the multidiscipline group in FY19, as focus turns to employee health & safety and business continuity in the face of coronavirus. EA catches up with global environment & resources director, André-Martin Bouchard

Europe, Global, North America

Consultancies grapple with COVID-19 site-based work restrictions Locked

LUC suspends all field work, whilst other firms review on an individual basis if onsite work is deemed ‘essential’ given government restrictions to stem coronavirus transmission

UK

Expert opinion: Timing is (almost) everything to deliver net zero Locked

Business, councils and communities on their zero-carbon journeys face the same challenge: how do they effectively measure the progress and real contribution of their choices?

UK

UK environmental consultancy gathers momentum with Brexit worries sidelined

Brexit fails to dampen sector thanks to a resurgent public sector spending and continued infrastructure activity. And there’s change at the top as WSP, Jacobs, RSK, AECOM and Mott MacDonald lead the pack, while APEM, Delta-Simons and Sweco enter EA’s Top 30 for the first time.

Europe, Global, UK