Sustainability & ESG News

More than a third of UK business ‘yet to act’ on emissions Locked

Official business survey finds widespread inaction on emissions, insulating buildings and electrifying vehicle fleets.


AECOM offers UK ‘back to work’ opportunities Locked

Roles will be offered for ESG consultants, landscape architects, bridge engineers, and energy project managers.


Climate & sustainability consulting ‘the greatest opportunity’ for BCG Locked

Big 3 firm outlines how it is driving positive societal and planetary change and transforming its business, with 40% of MDs and partners involved in ‘impact’ work in 2022.

Europe, Global, UK

Net zero to bring net job growth — given policy support Locked

Report from Climate Change Committee assesses net zero employment impacts and finds job growth opportunities — but only with active government engagement.


Climate litigation shown to impact company value Locked

Research project produces “the first robust evidence” linking climate litigation risk to financial risk for defending companies.

Europe, Global, UK

SBTN releases world’s first science-based targets for nature Locked

Revolutionary SBTN targets and guidance are designed to empower businesses to combat nature loss as well as climate change.

Global, UK

New tool makes online advertising greener Locked

Scope3 software uses supply chain carbon data to help brands, agencies and advertising publishers lower the emissions of their campaigns.

Global, North America, UK

Net zero guidance tailored to private equity investors Locked

Framework customised to suit specific investment characteristics expected to be “game-changing” in decarbonising portfolio companies.


British ESG data firm snapped up by Cority Locked

Greenstone’s solutions will be incorporated into Cority’s Sustainability Cloud, allowing data from across an organisation to be aggregated into one location.

Europe, Global, UK

Green private members’ bill re-introduced Locked

Bill commits to a citizen’s assembly to draw up a climate emergency strategy and would define statutory climate and nature targets.

Industry experts author books on sustainable business Locked

In two newly published books, leaders from the environmental and social consultancy world share their insights into business models and project management for sustainable enterprise.

Europe, Global

EY offers blockchain-based carbon tracking Locked

Service is designed to add traceability and verifiability to a growing sector currently challenged by opacity and inconsistent data.

Europe, Global

ERM joins businesses warning of social unrest Locked

Senior business leaders have warned that widening inequalities, worsened by COVID, the Ukraine war and inflation, now threaten civil unrest.

Europe, Global

Business Leaders' Forum: Why the pivot to strategic advisory is essential in the era of ESG Locked

Environment Analyst's recent Business Leaders' Forum explored the industry's progress in moving up the professional services value chain.


SME net zero intentions not matched by confidence Locked

BSI survey shows awareness has increased but only a third of SMEs are extremely confident on how to reach net zero. Only 20% are measuring progress in a standardised way.


UK risks ‘falling behind’ on ESG, MPs warn Locked

National ESG strategy required to catch up with the EU, which has implemented a green taxonomy and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).


UK launches ocean protection research centre Locked

New hub follows the first international agreement to protect the world's oceans — the High Seas Treaty — agreed by UN members in March.


Climate focus for tech MoU between UK and India Locked

Post-EU partnership follows government-level agreements on science and tech made with Japan, Switzerland and South Africa.

India, UK

Expert Opinion: Business resilience in a climate-aligned economy Locked

Ashlyn Anderson of Cervest describes how climate policy architecture brings opportunities to build competitive advantage in a low-carbon, resilient world.


PwC boosts global nature offer to support employees and clients Locked

More than half of the world’s GDP, or an estimated $58 trillion, is moderately or highly dependent on nature. Big 4 firm looks to grow nature and biodiversity capabilities.

Europe, Global, UK

Arup and IWG promote hybrid working to cut carbon Locked

Joint study assessed WFH impact on emissions based on the commuting habits in major UK and US cities.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Tech/consultancy partnerships boost ESG data and reporting services Locked

Environmental & sustainability consultancies Anthesis, EcoAct and ERM have announced partnerships with tech firms to improve their ESG offer, while IBM says it is collaborating with the NYSE to enhance corporate ESG reporting.

Global, UK

GHD and Stantec update on climate commitments Locked

GHD is working towards science-based targets, while Stantec celebrates operational carbon neutral status.

Asia Pacific, Global, North America, UK

Report showcases consulting firms' efforts to accelerate impact and net zero goals

Environment Analyst study rates consultants on their climate and ESG efforts and urges further action to maintain client, employee and investor trust.


UK’s natural capital worth £51bn a year finds ONS Locked

Despite its immense value, natural capital is being eroded at great cost to the economy thanks to the lack of circular thinking, says Reconomy Group.


Anthesis designs digital solution for local authorities Locked

Anthesis Digital has released a software tool of specific relevance to local authorities’ net zero efforts, and which enables local plans to be automatically visualised and assessed.


Expert Opinion: Systems thinking for resilience brings multiple benefits Locked

Protecting assets from climate impacts requires a systems-based approach — which can unlock additional benefits not realised by isolated plans. Andy Sloan, MD of COWI UK, explains.


UK slated for ‘non-circular’ resource use Locked

Half of UK emissions are produced abroad and embodied in products imported into the country, meaning it has high ‘carbon leakage’.


Sphera works with ERM to digitise Argentinian O&G data Locked

Move follows ERM’s acquisition of Latin American finance and ESG consultancy NINT, in March 2023.

Global, North America

SBTi’s new impact leader sets her sights on corporates Locked

Expanding capacity while maintaining rigorous standards is one of many challenges facing the targets organisation. Its newly appointed chief impact officer spoke with Environment Analyst about the task ahead.

Europe, Global, UK