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

Why ‘climate risk is the greatest opportunity of our time’... Locked

...in the words of UN special envoy for climate action & finance Mark Carney, as banks and lenders are urged to take the lead on net zero ahead of COP26. Nick Cottam reports

Europe, Global, UK

Biodiversity threat undervalued in ESG, finds S&P

An S&P Global Ratings report agues that climate change-focused solutions won’t alone tackle the crisis of biodiversity loss

Global, UK

UK vies with US to reduce carbon Locked

In the same week as a US global climate summit, the UK is set to confirm a target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% against 1990 levels by 2035

Global, UK

Campaign seeks to upturn ‘shareholder primacy’ Locked

More than 400 UK companies including John Lewis, Bulb Energy and Carbon Analytics have joined the Better Business Act coalition

UK

Mott MacDonald appoints social value lead Locked

Caron Dunlop has been appointed by Mott MacDonald as social value technical director

UK

Anthesis to advise on low carbon heat Locked

BEIS has chosen Anthesis to advise on decarbonising the UK’s gas-powered combined heat and power (CHP) networks.

UK

UK's £43bn green economy fails to grow Locked

The low carbon and renewable energy economy (LCREE) in the UK has failed to grow since 2014, the latest ONS figures reveal. But some sectors - including low-emission vehicles and professional, technical & advisory services - are surging ahead

UK

Environment Analyst’s Sustainability Delivery Group welcomes AECOM Locked

Global, UK

SLR acquires ESG specialist Corporate Citizenship Locked

Strategic acquisition underlines push by British firm to lead in ESG advisory

Europe, Global, UK

Mandatory TCFD disclosure moves closer in UK Locked

Global, UK

Policy shift away from fossil energy kicks in with exemptions Locked

The UK government no longer provides support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas

UK

Insight Briefing: Management consultants boost ESG credentials Locked

Accenture is the latest professional services firm to invest in an ESG data platform, having announced a deal with Arabesque S-Ray. Environment Analyst provides a round-up of the latest moves and motivations of the Big 3 and their ilk in this space

UK

‘Circular economy’ good for health, equality and wellbeing Locked

A report urges environment professionals across the world to promote circular economy concepts more widely into impact assessment

Global, 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

ESG measures in executive pay plans ‘exploding’ Locked

Global, UK

BCG ramps up climate & sustainability offering in preparation for COP26 Locked

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

Clarity needed on ESG in infrastructure investment Locked

While nearly all infrastructure investors identify ESG performance as vital in making investment decisions, standardisation of criteria is needed

Global, UK

UK Business Summit 2021: Programme out now Locked

UK

IEMA launches the Diverse Sustainability Initiative Locked

Organisations have backed a scheme to support and encourage a more diverse workforce in the environment sector

UK

Insight Briefing: Plotting pathways to net zero in the oil & gas sector Locked

An update on the energy industry's progress towards decarbonisation as it faces the toughest of operating environments and renewed urgency of action post-COVID

Europe, Global, UK

Climate change still downplayed by CEOs, finds PwC Locked

Global, UK

McKinsey acquires boutique sustainability firm Vivid Economics Locked

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Can social value help the public purse invest for a better future? Locked

The new model for government procurement promises to help the nation ‘build back better’, but delivering on its full potential will require a shift in mindset from service buyers and procurement teams

UK

Arcadis appoints CSO Locked

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

Europe, Global, UK

UK launches sovereign green bond Locked

£15bn green gilt facility will be used to channel investment into net-zero initiatives, technology and infrastructure

UK

The Big 4 welcome UK budget’s green aims Locked

Commentators from the 'big 4' professional services firms react to the green credentials of HM Treasury's latest budget proposals

UK

Anthesis bags new investment and B Corp status Locked

Anthesis gains B Corp accreditation and secures multi-million pound investment from Palatine Private Equity

Europe, UK

Glencore launches net zero roadmap Locked

Investors help drive Glencore to a net zero future, shareholders will vote on its climate change action plan at its next AGM

UK