Consultancies up the ante on NZ and ESG goals Locked

Six months after the publication of Environment Analyst’s acclaimed ‘Consultancies in the race to net zero’ report – and in celebration of UK Net Zero Week – we explore how the top players are looking to advance their leadership role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

UK

Faithful+Gould increases social value offer Locked

New appointments to increase Faithful+Gould’s social value capability and that of wider SNC-Lavalin group members

UK

UK nuclear revival may be ‘unachievable’ Locked

Does the UK have the time, money and political will to embark on new nuclear projects?

UK

FT survey awards gold stars for E&S consultants Locked

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

Global, UK

‘Hybrid’ offices for Atkins and Faithful+Gould Locked

New premises designed to attract local job applicants through flexible and remote working features

UK

SNC-Lavalin launches data-driven method for low carbon buildings Locked

Engineering and environmental services group has announced its ‘Decarbonomics’ approach to helping clients achieve net zero-rated buildings

Global, North America, 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

UK

Atkins recommends solutions to engineering diversity challenge Locked

Atkins urges sector to deepen understanding of the challenges faced by underrepresented groups within engineering, to help unleash their potential

Europe, Global, UK

Social Value: bringing sustainability to the people Locked

Insight report: In a world facing climate and biodiversity jeopardy, which is reeling from COVID-19, EA investigates how legislation designed for UK procurement contracts is gaining international influence

UK

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

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

SNC-Lavalin appointed to ‘green’ UK government offices Locked

A large global consultancy market is opening up to reduce the carbon impacts of property assets

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

Mott MacDonald joins Northern Powerhouse Partnership Locked

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

UK

Expert Opinion: transforming natural capital principles into practice Locked

Natural capital experts from Atkins discuss the publication of natural capital principles for the water industry, and how they can be used to transform capital investment programmes

UK

New UK and Europe finance head for Atkins Locked

Jarman returns to Atkins where career started as finance director for its UK and Europe business

UK

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

Europe, Global, UK

SNC-Lavalin weighs pandemic year pressures Locked

Engineering and consulting segment sees five percent revenue contraction in FY20 as wider group driven to loss

Global, North America, UK

Atkins and the social value challenge Locked

Following radical changes to procurement, Atkins has made a key appointment to lead on its social value strategy in the UK. Is this a sign of things to come?

Europe, Global, 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

Carbon capture and hydrogen ‘vital’ to zero carbon Locked

A white paper has laid out the government’s plans for meeting the UK’s future energy needs

UK

Atkins supports Havant Thicket Reservoir submission Locked

Consultancy and project manager Atkins provided design and planning services for the UK’s first new reservoir for 30 years

UK

Atkins creates ‘digital twin’ for London Locked

Atkins has unveiled a gateway to near real-time planning data for the Greater London Authority

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

Brexit not so bleak for environmental consultants Locked

Environmental consultants may be less affected by Brexit transition than other business sectors. Will Hatchett, explains why

Europe, Global, UK

Disrupting the data silos Locked

Atkins’ report on open data in brownfield and contaminated land says it should not be siloed and aims to challenge the norm and start disruptive conversations within the industry about how data is accessed and where the true value lies. Ian Grant reports.

UK

Expert Opinion: Why our society and economy need nature-based solutions Locked

Principal ecologist at Atkins, Kate Vincent makes the case for using nature-based solutions to drag us out of this climate mess

UK

EDF submits planning application for Sizewell C Locked

Wildlife groups say Sizewell C will ‘devastate’ wetlands; but a funding package has still not been agreed for the £16bn project

UK

SNCL withdraws financial outlook, leadership takes 20% pay cut Locked

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Heathrow ruling: a turning point for transport infrastructure? Locked

Heathrow’s third runway has been halted for now. The ruling could have huge ramifications for the planning and development of other transport infrastructure schemes

UK