Jacobs in acquisition mode to accelerate shift to high value solutions Locked

With two sizable strategic investments announced in the last seven days - including a majority stake the UK’s PA Consulting - Jacobs is ramping up its tech-enabled solutions. FY20 financials point to resilient performance as CEO introduces ‘Focus 2023’ initiative

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

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

ERM investor OMERS reported to be considering exit Locked

Canadian firm OMERS Private Equity is said to be weighing up future options for the global environmental consultancy ERM, in which it holds a major stake, including a potential sale which could value the London-headquartered firm at $2.5bn.

Europe, Global, UK

Ricardo and Mott Mac help water industry towards net zero Locked

UK-based international engineering consultancies Ricardo and Mott MacDonald create routemap to help UK water industry reach net zero

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

AECOM chases the high-margin holy grail Locked

Environment Analyst reviews AECOM’s latest Think and Act Globally strategy and financial results ending September 2020

Global, North America, UK

Landmark launches acquired RiskHorizon platform Locked

Landmark Information has launched the environmental, social and governance (ESG) management platform it acquired from Anthesis

UK

Atkins creates ‘digital twin’ for London Locked

Atkins has unveiled a gateway to near real-time planning data for the Greater London Authority

UK

Surbana Jurong acquires UK environmental design firm Locked

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Consultants’ Q3 results hint of an upturn with a long way still to go Locked

Following the first six to eight months of pandemic-induced lockdowns and economic instability, the picture for some leading environmental consulting players features the tentative beginnings of an upturn.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Delivering the digital revolution in environmental management Locked

A distinguished panel hosted by Environment Analyst explores how digital innovation is transforming project delivery and data management, disrupting traditional business models and accelerating the journey to net zero in a post-pandemic world

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Insight Report: UK offshore wind and global export opportunities Locked

We explore the opportunities available for environmental consultants to leverage their skills and expertise in the rapidly-developing offshore wind sector

UK

Barnsley masterplan win for FPCR Locked

Planning permission granted for a strategic employment site in South Yorkshire, following FPCR masterplan

UK

Wellcome Trust bids for Urban&Civic Locked

A source of patient capital suits Urban&Civic which is required to make substantial up-front investments to make sites suitable for housebuilders.

UK

The LK Group appointed to brownfield framework Locked

The LK Group has been awarded a place on the Your Housing Group professional services framework

UK

Lower Thames Crossing DCO application submitted Locked

LTC Cascade joint venture helps Highways England submit DCO application for the UK’s largest road project in a generation

UK

Brexit not so bleak for environmental consultants Locked

Environmental consultants may be less affected by Brexit transition than other business sectors. Will Hatchett, explains why

Europe, Global, UK

Archaeology acquisition for Wardell Armstrong Locked

Wardell Armstrong acquires the business and assets of independent archaeological practice, Archaeological Solutions Ltd (AS).

UK

DLA wins Tunbridge Wells masterplan Locked

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has appointed David Lock Associates to advise on master planning for its emerging local plan

UK

Anthesis sells RiskHorizon to Landmark Locked

Landmark Information Group, based in the UK, has acquired the environmental, social and governance (ESG) due diligence platform RiskHorizon™ from Anthesis Group

Europe, Global, UK

Northumbrian Water extends Esh-Stantec contract Locked

Esh-Stantec joint venture see their water and wastewater infrastructure framework contract with Northumbrian Water extended until 2025

UK

RSK sets up rewilding venture Locked

Rewilding and habitat creation business demonstrates the UK player’s strategic intent

Europe, Global, UK

SLR acquires Australia's KDC Locked

UK-headquartered global environmental consultancy SLR has acquired Australian planning and development firm KDC, based in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

WSP to advise on UK's first major carbon capture project Locked

Carbon capture will soon be a reality in the UK and consultancy WSP is to play a key role in the development of the infrastructure

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

IMF predicts 'long and difficult ascent' Locked

The Chinese economy is already bouncing back from the pandemic. For the rest of the world, says the IMF, it’s going to be a long, slow haul

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

Affinity Water appoints river restoration contractors Locked

UK

JBA launches flood risk data service Locked

Europe, Global, UK