Merger of S&P Global and IHS Markit to create ESG data giant Locked

Europe, Global, North America

Investors urge O&G majors to act on climate risks Locked

PRI leads collaborative study with institutional investors to explore the oil industry's exposure and response to climate risks

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Accenture prioritises ‘the green behind the cloud’ Locked

COVID has been an accelerator for sustainability - both inside and out - for the consulting and technology heavyweight. Accenture’s Harry Morrison tells Environment Analyst why the firm is doubling its resolve in the space

Europe, Global

Climate risk disclosure gathers momentum Locked

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to mandate TCFD-aligned disclosure, and with a climate-friendly Biden administration poised to make good on ESG, is it possible to standardise reporting frameworks?

Europe, Global, North America, UK

UK mandates TCFD-aligned climate disclosures for listed firms Locked

The chancellor has imposed wide-ranging greenhouse gas reporting for all UK listed companies in line with TCFD recommendations

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Willis Towers Watson buys Acclimatise Locked

Third largest insurance broker in the world acquires climate change advisory and risk adaptation consultancy Acclimatise

Europe, Global, UK

Arcadis puts sustainable solutions at heart of strategy Locked

Euronext-listed player’s strategic reboot focuses on growth opportunities associated with key megatrends including climate change and digitalisation, as well as it’s ‘industry-leading ESG rankings’

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Ten point plan needs cash, and quick Locked

Trade bodies, PwC, a think tank and Labour are calling for a joined-up, long-term strategy for green investment to make net zero by 2050 a reality

UK

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.

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Keltbray commits to low carbon concrete Locked

Engineering and construction company Keltbray is to use a low carbon concrete in its UK developments

UK

‘Greta Thunberg’ effect drives carbon commitment Locked

A survey by construction services firm Mace finds widespread adoption of policies to reduce carbon emissions in the property and infrastructure sector

UK

Network Rail’s carbon cutting dogged by diesel Locked

Network Rail has committed to reduce its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emission by almost half by 2029

UK

Corporate sustainability reporting improves despite pandemic, finds WBCSD Locked

Europe, Global, North America

Anthesis guides Amazon through sustainability standards jungle Locked

Europe, Global, North America

Will SDGs be a sustainability game changer? Locked

Growing interest in using the UN SDGs as a framework for for sustainable investing and corporate ESG performance is evidenced from a plethora of initiatives and services. The latest Insight Briefing from EA investigates

UK

Mace nears net zero milestone Locked

Mace’s head of responsible business Isabel McAllister discusses the company’s approach to offsetting carbon, moving beyond diesel and helping the UK to ‘build back better’

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

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

ERM survey finds ESG gives firms the edge Locked

A survey of over 50 leading private equity firms undertaken by London-headquartered global environmental consultancy ERM, suggests companies that have embraced ESG are enjoying a clear advantage in terms of value creation.

Europe, Global, UK

PM’s wind power pledge ‘light bulb moment’ Locked

Renewable energy investment at the heart of plans to ‘build back greener’ after the COVID-19 pandemic

UK

Willmott Dixon sets net zero target Locked

Construction firm incorporates social improvement and carbon reduction goals in sustainability strategy

UK

Mott MacDonald and Cundall beat peers to carbon neutrality Locked

Two UK-based international engineering consultancies - Mott MacDonald and Cundall - claim to be the first in their class to have achieved carbon neutrality globally, both having been independently certified by the Carbon Trust to international standard PAS 2060 in September.

Europe, Global, UK

Johnson commits UK to UN biodiversity goals Locked

Environmental groups have cautiously welcomed a pledge from the prime minister that 30% of UK land will be protected by 2030

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Costain’s carbon crusade Locked

Costain is committed to making its projects, clients and suppliers net zero by 2035 - all without offsetting. Costain's carbon manager Lara Young explains how

UK

‘Universal’ metrics to allow ESG performance comparisons Locked

World Economic Forum releases universal ESG metrics to streamline the benchmarking of sustainable business performance

UK

Embed UN SDGs in green recovery plans, MPs plead Locked

The UN’s sustainable development goals could provide a route map to creating a fairer and more sustainable word after COVID-19

UK

PwC, Arup & Ricardo make net zero pledge Locked

Three British-based multinationals lead by example and pledge net zero

Europe, Global, UK

HS2 brings AI and the cloud to the railways Locked

The largest infrastructure project in Europe, HS2 will be trialling the latest carbon-saving technologies. Will Hatchett reports

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