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Blueprint for a different kind of sustainable environmental consultancy  

Is it possible to prioritise the quality of client deliverables and wellbeing of employees whilst optimising financial objectives? If any industry should be leading the transformation away from the ‘growth at any cost’ model it is this one. 

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Pressure mounts for systematic water-related risk assessment

Companies should be doing more to assess water-related supply chain risks and engage with suppliers to manage them, says global disclosure organisation CDP.

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Cross-disciplinary collaboration optimises land model

A Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk looked at how two departments in Arcadis combined forces to create contaminated land screening software. Sarah Winne and Katy Baker explain how difficult choices were made for the risk assessment model.

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Arcadis releases ambitious new three-year strategy

Reducing scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 70% in the next three years and ensuring more than 40% of its workforce are women are among its targets.

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Arcadis wins place on National Grid framework

New consulting framework will advise National Grid on decarbonising the UK energy supply and on its technology and cyber security priorities.

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Arcadis posts solid FY22 performance following ‘pivotal’ revamp

Twelve months into organisational restructure, the nearly 36,000-strong global consultancy major reports strong growth across the business. An important milestone in the company's net zero strategy was also marked.

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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.

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Consultants say net zero is ‘vital to economic growth’

Responses to the government’s Skidmore review insist that only decarbonising energy generation, construction and infrastructure will stimulate the economy.

More jeopardy for Lower Thames Crossing

Could National Highways’ largest ever engineering project fall foul of budget pressures and environmental concerns?

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Global corporates call for mandatory nature disclosures 

Consultancies Arcadis, ERM and SNC-Lavalin stand with over 330 multinationals saying they are ‘doing their part’ but tougher rules are needed to go further and faster.

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Arcadis to acquire DPS Group

Arcadis brings Irish engineering group into the fold

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

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. 

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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.

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Top 100 environmental & sustainability consultancy firms unveiled

Environment Analyst’s Top 100 report identifies the largest E&S consultancies operating globally in 2020/21.

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Arcadis and RPS report strong half year results

Resilience business area delivers bulk of Arcadis revenue; RPS (which has just accepted a buyout bid from WPS) sees positive trends in urbanisation and natural resources — and a growing headcount.

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Glasgow best for quality of life; Oslo ‘most sustainable’

London, Glasgow and Edinburgh feature among the top 20 most sustainable cities in the 2022 Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis.

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Pledge to Net Zero surpasses 150 signatories

Pledge gains 57 new signatories including: Arcadis, Waterman Group, Royal Meteorological Society and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

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FT survey awards gold stars for E&S consultants

Environment Analysts' Top 100 firms appear prominently in FT’s fifth annual rating of the UK’s leading management consultants and environmental & sustainability (E&S) advisers

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Quality and transparency are key to offsets success

An insight report from Environment Analyst examines the risks and opportunities of engaging with the voluntary carbon market, as well as its growth potential as demand is once again booming

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2021 Brownfield Awards: BAE Systems win three awards

Dargavel Village, the regeneration of the former Bishopton armaments factory, won Best Ecological Enhancement award, Best Urban Regeneration/ Brownfield Scheme and Judges' Choice award

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Arcadis commits to science-based net zero

Plan includes offsetting, switch to renewable energy for global operations and reducing business travel

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Mott MacDonald joins Northern Powerhouse Partnership

Firm joins partnership to advance the aims and ambition of the Northern Powerhouse

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Consultants help drive homes boost

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

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UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19

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

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Roads contracts last piece of LTC jigsaw

In the final major contracts to be awarded, tenders worth £1.9bn have been announced for the Lower Thames Crossing’s approach roads

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Expert Q&A: Rise of the forever chemicals

Awareness of PFAS contamination continues to increase across the world. Jake Hurst, PFAS lead for Arcadis in the UK, describes the role that his company is playing in tackling it, in the US, Europe and elsewhere

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Arcadis appoints CSO

Consultancy major sources first chief sustainability officer externally from client-side

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Arcadis feels pandemic pinch in FY20

Group slowdown in Asia, the Middle East and Europe offset by growth in the North America, Australia and Germany; environmental services business outperforms wider group

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Consultancy trio to support Bristol transformation

Arup, Arcadis and Mott MacDonald appointed to assist Bristol in delivering its ambitious One City Plan

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Could ‘Dark Waters’ PFAS litigation set precedent?

A $4bn funding pot has been created by three chemical companies which have caused damaging PFAS pollution in the US. But legal battles are set to continue in North America and elsewhere, as Will Hachett reports