Sustainability News

Global Business Summit: ERM’s CEO on digital transformation, ESG and key megatrends

We spoke to ERM’s global chief executive officer Tom Reichert to get some early insights ahead of his Industry Keynote Address at our Global Business Summit next week.

Global, North America

Mott MacDonald and Ricardo develop carbon tool for Kenya Locked

Kenya’s energy supply is dominated by renewables but fossil fuels, including coal, continue to produce high emissions.

Africa & Middle East, Asia Pacific, Global, UK

Right to a sustainable environment is ‘only the beginning’ – UN secretary general Locked

There is no international consensus on the legal basis for the right and no internationally agreed understanding of the term ‘sustainable’.

Global, North America, UK

Updated reporting guide to counter SDG woes Locked

Global, North America, UK

Local authorities face net zero ‘finance gap’ Locked

The Public Works Loan Board and the UK Infrastructure Bank can only deliver a fraction of the investment required to reach net zero target, report finds

UK

Q&A: Educate to tackle greenwashing, says Simply Sustainable CEO Locked

Founder and CEO of boutique UK consultancy Simply Sustainable says lack of investment in expertise and governance are key contributors to the rise of damaging green claims.

UK

Drivers of change towards corporate net zero Locked

Stuart Lemmon, CEO of climate consultancy EcoAct, an Atos company, offers his insights into the forces pushing companies towards sustainable practices, and how they are responding.

Global, UK

Conservative members back financial help for insulation Locked

Energy crisis has added £2,000 to gas bills since Ukraine war, according to Net Zero all-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

UK

New commission to propose pro-climate trade policies Locked

Group aims to counter developments like the UK-Australia trade deal, agreed “without a vote or debate in Parliament”, according to founding partner the Trade Justice Movement.

UK

PwC creates new sustainability practice Locked

Internal merger of climate and sustainability wing with ESG risk business mirrors industry partnerships to meet growing demand.

Europe, Global, UK

More than two million UK micro-businesses need carbon advice Locked

Research reveals millions of micro-business owners do not believe they can have a positive impact on the UK’s targets for a net-zero economy.

UK

‘Don’t let war throw net zero off course’, argues Deloitte Locked

Report urges governments and companies not to abandon their decarbonisation policies because of the war against Ukraine.

Europe, Global

Engineering body warns ‘green skills gap’ threatens net zero target Locked

Demand for skilled sustainability personnel surges while engineering and construction sectors lose thousands of jobs to retirement.

UK

International financial body encouraged by climate risk progress Locked

Data consistency, assurance standards and risk metrics are among board’s priorities.

UK

Market solutions and policy action essential for aviation transition, says business sector Locked

Industry organisations identify incentives for net zero aviation following government’s new 'Jet Zero' strategy, with CBI calling for a “price mechanism” on sustainable aviation fuel.

UK

Calculating carbon to assess alternative remediation options Locked

Soilfix presents its innovative carbon calculator designed to address embodied carbon in remediation & regeneration projects

UK

The energy transition: a growing and dynamic market Locked

Building the right team, practising what you preach and acknowledging the stages in the energy transition are essential to maximising the opportunity, according to speakers at Environment Analyst’s recent UK business summit.

Europe, UK

Bringing the UK road network to net zero Locked

As director of environmental sustainability for National Highways, Stephen Elderkin leads on the new, net zero initiative for England’s major roads. He spoke with Environment Analyst about the challenges and the priorities involved.

UK

Judge orders government to fix climate strategy Locked

UK government’s net zero strategy ruled “unlawful” – with parliament and public “kept in the dark” about shortfalls in required emissions cuts.

UK

Sustainability Consulting Awards shortlist announced

Environment Analyst has announced the shortlisted entries for its inaugural Sustainability Consulting Awards, with winners to be unveiled live on 23 August at the Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado, to coincide with our Global Business Summit.

Global, North America, UK

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

Ofgem publishes plan for low carbon energy grid Locked

Net zero network expected to bring reduced costs to consumers – and lower returns for investors.

UK

‘Radical steps’ needed to help nature adapt Locked

New report from the Wildlife Trusts projects the scale of the climate crisis in an era of dramatic nature decline and extreme weather, including fire, flood and drought.

UK

NHS publishes plan to decarbonise its estate Locked

Electrification and decarbonisation programmes will help property arm meet emissions goals.

UK

GaiaLens tool simultaneously screens financial and ESG metrics Locked

UK-based analytics platform aims to address backlash against confusing ESG ratings through customised screen tools

Global, UK

Cloud-based ESG firm Deepki acquires rival Locked

Acquisition is intended to expand Deepki’s global reach into the market for decarbonising the built environment.

Global, UK

Do not ignore nature-based solutions, insists Oxford academic Locked

Biodiversity expert wades in to the nature-based solutions debate, urging the COP27 to include them as part of a comprehensive response to the climate crisis.

Global, UK

ESG and net zero define new era for UK E&S consulting Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest UK E&S Market Assessment report documents a resurgence in demand for E&S consulting services as a result of ESG and net zero imperatives, combined with the post-pandemic recovery.

Europe, Global, UK

Research to support farmers’ transition to net zero Locked

Ideas such as targeted fertiliser application, agroforestry and using biochar for carbon storage will be tested.

UK

Committee finds ‘energy gap’ in net zero delivery Locked

Experts agree that faster deployment of energy efficiency, low carbon energy, carbon capture and a smarter grid will be vital if the UK is to meet its net zero targets.

UK