Anthesis helps Tesco to decarbonise its supply chain Locked

The global sustainability consultancy Anthesis supports Tesco in launch of an innovative supply chain green finance programme

UK

New UK and Europe finance head for Atkins Locked

Jarman returns to Atkins where career started as finance director for its UK and Europe business

UK

APEM reveals digital mapping software Locked

APEM launches aerial mapping software to reduce the need for site visits in construction, water and offshore energy settings

UK

Philippa Spence to lead Ramboll in the UK Locked

Philippa Spence appointed as Ramboll’s UK managing director

UK

Stantec offers enhanced digital solutions Locked

Stantec launches suite of digital services to allow client access to the latest digital asset management tools

North America, UK

CEO question time: Stuart McLachlan, Anthesis Locked

Chief exec of global sustainability specialist discusses the importance of values and validation; why PE can accelerate the Anthesian mission; and how the wider sector can use this pandemic to drive meaningful change

Global, UK

Double digit growth in construction predicted – with warnings Locked

Although growth is less than predicted in winter 2020, it comes with warnings of a muted recovery in the office and retail sectors and potential problems in material supplies

UK

Why ‘climate risk is the greatest opportunity of our time’... Locked

...in the words of UN special envoy for climate action & finance Mark Carney, as banks and lenders are urged to take the lead on net zero ahead of COP26. Nick Cottam reports

Europe, Global, UK

McKinsey launches sustainability platform Locked

Announced to coincide with Earth Day on 22 April, McKinsey Sustainability will advise on climate change, energy transition and ESG to be “the largest private sector catalyst for decarbonisation”

Global, North America, UK

Key UK appointments announced by Tetra Tech Locked

Tetra Tech has appointed Craig Hatch to head up its UK operations and Sam McCloskey as director of UK sustainability

UK

RSK builds surveillance and design capability Locked

The UK-based consultancy has acquired RSK Orbital, SkyVision International, The Scan Station and Smith + Kennedy Architects

UK

Campaign seeks to upturn ‘shareholder primacy’ Locked

More than 400 UK companies including John Lewis, Bulb Energy and Carbon Analytics have joined the Better Business Act coalition

UK

Mott MacDonald appoints social value lead Locked

Caron Dunlop has been appointed by Mott MacDonald as social value technical director

UK

Anthesis to advise on low carbon heat Locked

BEIS has chosen Anthesis to advise on decarbonising the UK’s gas-powered combined heat and power (CHP) networks.

UK

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19 Locked

Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up

Europe, Global, UK

SLR acquires ESG specialist Corporate Citizenship Locked

Strategic acquisition underlines push by British firm to lead in ESG advisory

Europe, Global, UK

Ramboll gives sober nod to 'satisfactory but difficult' year Locked

European consulting heavyweight cites negative organic growth in FY20 review, whilst identifying sustainability as a ‘cornerstone’ of group business. Also announces acquisition of Incept Sustainability

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Deal takes UK marine ecology specalist to Norwegian firm Locked

Norwegian environmental consultancy group Akerbla Group has acquired a 51% stake in the UK-based marine specialist, Ocean Ecology.

Europe, Global, UK

ERM acquires HSE firm First Option Locked

Latest M&A deal for London-based global EHS and sustainability consultancy increases presence in film and media industry

Europe, Global, UK

Lucion Services acquires Delta-Simons in transformative acquisition Locked

Purchase strengthens Lucion’s HSE and environmental risk management offering in the UK, and introduces it to the Inogen Alliance

Europe, Global, UK

Ricardo helps Surrey Police with net zero roadmap Locked

Modelling a net zero plan for Surrey Police involved conducting a staff workshop on behavioural change

UK

Ramboll advises Scottish government on active travel Locked

Ramboll report finds Scotland can be a global leader in delivering 20 minute neighbourhoods

UK

Insight Briefing: Management consultants boost ESG credentials Locked

Accenture is the latest professional services firm to invest in an ESG data platform, having announced a deal with Arabesque S-Ray. Environment Analyst provides a round-up of the latest moves and motivations of the Big 3 and their ilk in this space

UK

SMEs adrift in post-Brexit world Locked

Consultancies are among the ‘least worst’ affected by Brexit, with farming and pharmaceutical companies, but, overall the picture is dire

UK

JBA to play role in climate change skill-share Locked

JBA Consulting recruited to a group helping developing countries to respond to climate change.

UK

CEO question time: Alan Ryder, RSK - Part II Locked

Environment Analyst talks business resilience in the pandemic year; international opportunities and megatrends with RSK’s CEO and founder Alan Ryder.

Europe, Global, UK

The resilience dividend: Wood reveals roadmap to build back better

Peter Hall of Wood spoke at The Economist’s Sustainability Week about how his company is transforming its approach to infrastructure projects to ensure a more climate resilient outcome

Europe, Global, UK

BCG ramps up climate & sustainability offering in preparation for COP26 Locked

Global, UK

SNC-Lavalin weighs pandemic year pressures Locked

Engineering and consulting segment sees five percent revenue contraction in FY20 as wider group driven to loss

Global, North America, UK

Wood pushed to a loss; leadership remuneration aligned to ESG targets Locked

UK-based group’s broadening exposure to built environment and clean energy markets offsets greater declines inflicted by oil price trend and pandemic hurdles through 2020. Prioritising ESG leadership remains critical, states Wood CEO

Europe, Global, North America, UK