Royal HaskoningDHV goes for net zero by 2030 Locked

Netherlands-headquartered global consulting firm Royal HaskoningDHV has committed to reducing its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s stretch goal of 1.5°C of warming

Europe, Global, UK

EcoAct flourishes under Atos banner   Locked

European sustainability advisory and carbon offsets firm reports soaring demand for specialist services, spurred by net zero revolution and digital synergies with its new parent from the tech world    

Europe, Global, UK

COP26: A time for action Locked

COP26 is anticipated to be the most important Conference of the Parties since Paris in 2015. Nick Cottam investigates what’s at stake and the four goals that will define its success, or failure.

Europe, Global, UK

Investors require ‘proof over promises’ on ESG Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Sustainability Delivery Group (SDG) roundtable discussing investor priorities on ESG analysis and systemic action on climate change

Global, UK

RPS and STEM ambassadors to host climate careers workshops Locked

RPS aims to inspire the next generation on a career path that can make a difference

UK

Jacobs secures £32.5m phase-out contract from EDF Locked

Jacobs awarded a £32.5m contract extension to support the phase out of the UK’s advanced gas-cooled reactors

UK

RSK prepares EIA for Irish floating offshore wind farm Locked

RSK Ireland is supporting SEAI in the preparation of an EIA for a floating offshore wind demonstration project

Ireland

Prioritise nature-based solutions over engineered ones, says report Locked

Trust in nature to slow climate change and protect us from its effects, argues a new report

UK

Mobilising consumer power on climate Locked

The government believes that competition and consumer enforcement can play a role in tackling climate change

UK

Sustainability and purpose are business leader priorities, says McKinsey Locked

Global, UK

Fintech study finds ESG ‘unfit for purpose’  Locked

Report highlights significant potential for greenwashing in ESG investing and lack of impact where SDGs are concerned

Global, UK

Arcadis commits to science-based net zero Locked

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

Europe, Global

Insight briefing: Changing landscape accelerates demand for ESG solutions Locked

EA looks at how the ESG ecosystem is developing, including the varying approaches of different types of service provider, and considers how the agenda may evolve in response to COP26 

UK

Wood to support Humber CCS & hydrogen scheme Locked

Scottish-based firm appointed to Humber Zero project

UK

Ricardo E&E continues growth journey Locked

Group’s exposure to robust government spending programmes around the world, and technological capabilities born out of its automotive and energy heritage is yielding opportunities in the low carbon arena

Europe, Global, UK

Conservation bodies map route to nature positive Locked

Nature Positive 2030 report outlines pathway to protecting 30% of the UK’s land and sea

UK

What the low carbon economy transition means to ERM Locked

How the evolving needs of ERM’s key clients - particularly around the energy transition and decarbonisation - are informing the billion-dollar revenue global sustainability consultancy’s growth strategy and how its recent clutch of acquisitions are helping to meet those needs

Europe, Global, UK

Group of investment consultants launch global net zero initiative Locked

With $10tn of assets under advice, group commits to support the UN’s Race to Zero campaign

Global, UK

RSK launches management consultancy Nature Positive Locked

RSK launches boutique management consultancy offering strategic biodiversity and natural capital support in line with evolving ESG demands

UK

UK’s first green gilt raises £10bn Locked

Funding to benefit green projects across the UK; investor demand reached £100bn and far outstripped availability

Europe, Global, UK

RepRisk: Making sense out of mountains of ESG data Locked

With its website boldly proclaiming RepRisk to be ‘the world’s largest ESG data science company’, Environment Analyst finds out from one of the sector's originators if the hyper attention on ESG lives up to the reality and how the company is differentiated in an ever-crowding marketplace

Europe, Global

Study reveals circular economy’s role in nature protection Locked

A report from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation (EMF) has concluded that a circular economy can help halt and reverse biodiversity loss and support conservation efforts

Global, UK

Framework opens doors for nature-based solutions Locked

A new report from WWF claims to set out a “systemic enabling framework” for implementing, scaling up and mainstreaming nature-based solutions (NbS). 

Global

Expert Opinion: Are greenwashing fears overstated? Locked

Greenwashing fear among investors is at an all time high. S&P’s Lori Shapiro explores how prevalent it is and how we can safeguard against it

Global, UK

Vistry announces science-based net zero plan Locked

New entrant to UK construction lays out green credentials in net zero strategy and sustainability appointments 

UK

FRC announces signatories to revised UK Stewardship Code Locked

FRC’s revised UK Stewardship Code aims to clamp down on greenwashing; one third of applicants rejected.

UK

Banks warned about doing business with oil companies Locked

Client Earth states banks are jeopardising their reputations and legal responsibilities by financing a new oil field

UK

UK jobs at risk through ‘carbon leakage’ Locked

The UK needs to spend more to ‘future proof’ its industry says the TUC

UK

EcoAct helps global food firm on net zero journey Locked

Client and climate consultant together explore the drivers, challenges and complexities of translating Compass Group’s net zero ambitions into supply chain action

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: The net zero definition debate Locked

Carbon experts from Ramboll discuss the net zero definition debate, public procurement rules and why offsets are not a silver bullet

UK