EA UK Business Summit 2022: delivering a nature-positive future

Environment Analyst caught up with Julia Baker, technical director of biodiversity at Wood Environment & Infrastructure and Dr Sally Fraser, associate director, biodiversity, at Jacobs, ahead of their contributions to a panel discussion at our UK Summit in June.

UK

Profit dip but improving order book for Wood, as CEO exits Locked

Wood goes into Q2 of 2022 with the sale of its built environment business close, a healthy order book and chief exec Robin Watson due to stand down

Europe, Global, UK

Wood trading update confirms sale of built environment business Locked

US$1.3bn revenue portion of consulting arm to be spun out to help deleverage and deliver shareholder value

Europe, UK

Wood wins UK schools net zero refurbishment role Locked

Ten-year project will see Wood use its sustainability consultancy expertise to refurbish and decarbonise 500 schools in England.

UK

Wood assesses options for built environment segment Locked

Global energy and infrastructure services firm announces a strategic review of built environment part of consulting & engineering business

Europe, Global, North America

All net zero roads lead to Glasgow Locked

The COP26 climate change conference has provided a focus to boost to net zero campaigns all over the world

Europe, Global

Wood sign MoU with HYGEN Energy Locked

Scottish-based firm joins forces with HYGEN Energy to support the production of green hydrogen facilities

UK

Wood to support Humber CCS & hydrogen scheme Locked

Scottish-based firm appointed to Humber Zero project

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

Wood’s consulting activities stable in first half Locked

UK-based player reports improved order book in global consulting line, giving confidence of group's to return to growth in H2 2021

Europe, Global, North America, 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 accused of underestimating carbon impact of airport expansion

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

UK

RPS and Wood nudge Pledge To Net Zero past key milestone Locked

Signatories pass the 100 mark as major consultancies join up - and the pledge joins UN initiative

UK

The resilience dividend: Wood reveals roadmap to build back better

Peter Hall of Wood spoke at The Economist’s Sustainability Week about how his company is transforming its approach to infrastructure projects to ensure a more climate resilient outcome

Europe, Global, UK

Wood pushed to a loss; leadership remuneration aligned to ESG targets Locked

UK-based group’s broadening exposure to built environment and clean energy markets offsets greater declines inflicted by oil price trend and pandemic hurdles through 2020. Prioritising ESG leadership remains critical, states Wood CEO

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Wood appoints senior VP of sustainable development Locked

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Heathrow ruling redraws carbon battleground Locked

Objections to the UK’s National Policy Statements on climate change grounds are unlikely to succeed, argues a legal expert. Objectors are now turning to the NSIP regime and DCOs as the 'theatre of war'

UK

Wood FY20 trading update points to 20% revenue dip Locked

Energy group boss praises resilience in the eye of the COVID storm helped by energy transition and sustainable infrastructure activities

Europe, Global, UK

Wood appointed to four-year TfL framework Locked

Wood to provide environmental consultancy services for TfL as part of four-year transport planning & impact monitoring framework

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

Delivering the digital revolution in environmental management Locked

A distinguished panel hosted by Environment Analyst explores how digital innovation is transforming project delivery and data management, disrupting traditional business models and accelerating the journey to net zero in a post-pandemic world

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Insight Report: UK offshore wind and global export opportunities Locked

We explore the opportunities available for environmental consultants to leverage their skills and expertise in the rapidly-developing offshore wind sector

UK

Microsoft and Wood collaborate on sustainable solutions Locked

Global IT giant Microsoft is “actively collaborating” with the Scottish-headquartered professional services firm Wood to help clients position for the energy transition and deliver on sustainability commitments.

Europe, Global, UK

Hitachi abandons UK nuclear new-build plans Locked

Only one developer now remains in the UK nuclear new-build market after Hitachi exit, leaving the supply chain to scrap for contracts from two remaining sites. Energy whitepaper needed more than ever.

UK

Wood experiences double-digit contraction in H1 Locked

Renewables work set to double this year

Europe, Global, UK

Wood H1 update: profits down but diversification on course Locked

Cost reduction efforts and encouraging levels of renewable energy and chemicals sector activities though 2020 gives group confidence for second half in spite of decline in orders

Europe, Global, UK

Wood pledges 40% ghg emissions cut by 2030 Locked

Wood, the Aberdeen-headquartered, global engineering, consultancy and professional services group, has pledged a science-based target to lower its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over the next ten years.

Europe, Global, 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

Oil & gas price collapse threatens supply chain Locked

The price of crude oil could plunge to record lows in coming weeks due to a combination of oversupply and falling demand. The ramifications for environmental consultants exposed to the energy and natural resources sector are huge.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Wood FY19: ‘too early’ to quantify impacts of oil price collapse, COVID-19 Locked

The Aberdeen-headquartered, energy-focused professional services group has released its financial results for 2019, defined by “generally robust activity across energy and built environment markets” helping to offset weakness elsewhere.

Europe, Global