Moody’s to spend $2bn on climate risk specialist RMS Locked

Acquisition by financial ratings group expands analysis of climate, cyber and supply chain risks in a deal underscoring the heat in the global ESG M&A space

Global, North America, UK

RSK acquires MWH Treatment Locked

MWH Treatment combines with Binnies, WRc and Nicholas O'Dwyer to strengthen RSK's play in the UK water sector

UK

Global consulting majors update on first half of 2021 Locked

SNC-Lavalin, Stantec and WSP report on financial highlights and challenges during the second quarter to complete the picture for the first six months of the year for the Canadian-headquartered triumvirate. Their experiences mark a US market proving a little slower in recovery than other COVID-impacted regions.

Global, North America, UK

RPS appoints global director of ESG and sustainability Locked

Matt Farnsworth appointed to manage and direct RPS's internal ESG performance

Europe, Global, UK

RPS on the road to recovery Locked

The return of profit, the reinstatement of investor dividends, steady revenue, and a refreshed focus on ESG indicate a company emerging from CV-19 with a greater sense of purpose. CEO John Douglas speaks with EA’s Ross Griffiths on the release of RPS's first half results

Europe, Global, UK

RSK secures £1bn sustainability-linked refinancing deal Locked

RSK set to become a major M&A powerhouse in the global environmental services space following its £1bn ($1.4bn) refinancing deal with Ares Capital

Europe, Global, UK

Pandemic sharpens focus on diversity and workforce priorities Locked

It's been ‘the year of HR’ given the major health and societal forces for change impacting the workforce. But how are consulting & engineering firms responding strategically to these shifts? EFCG’s HR Leadership Conference 2021 offers unique insights 

Global, North America

Arcadis H1: mixed bag but organic growth holds  Locked

Covid recovery stimulus and company changes through the pandemic help steadfast result

Europe, Global, North America, UK

BCG venture to invest in high-impact climate enterprise  Locked

Management consultant aims to accelerate climate action through innovation and impact investing

Global, UK

Strategic sustainability now top indicator of leadership Locked

ERM-backed survey reveals changes to corporate sustainability focus through pandemic

Global

Green skills crisis: retaining and attracting a modern workforce Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Business Leaders' Forum on navigating and addressing the growing skills shortage

UK

Low-carbon agenda leads CBRE to buy stake in Turner & Townsend  Locked

US real estate giant CBRE looks to UK’s Turner & Townsend to extend worldwide reach in low-carbon investment in partnership deal valuing the latter at $2.2bn

Europe, Global, North America, UK

APEM acquires Irish environmental consultancy Woodrow Locked

200-strong aquatic consulting specialist makes its first acquisition of the WestBridge Capital era

Ireland, UK

LUC records solid performance despite pandemic Locked

LUC prioritised staff retention and safety in 2020; results show revenue marginally down in what is seen as a successful year

UK

SNC-Lavalin appointed to ‘green’ UK government offices Locked

A large global consultancy market is opening up to reduce the carbon impacts of property assets

UK

Jacobs accelerates sustainable business plan Locked

Renewed focus aims to expedite market opportunities and attract and retain top talent

Global, North America, UK

Additional low-carbon tech advisory buy for ERM Locked

Global sustainability consultancy ERM has announced the acquisition of Element Energy, a specialist consultancy headquartered in Cambridge, UK

Europe, Global, UK

Sweco narrowly maintains organic growth in H1  Locked

Weaker conditions impact UK business but other European markets see improvements

Europe, Global, UK

Green rebuild and dynamic M&A to transform environmental sector  Locked

Innovative financing methods and a burgeoning demand for expertise are triggering rapid evolution of the environmental & sustainability consulting M&A market, concluded a lively panel session at the Environment Analyst Business Summit 2021

Global, North America, UK

DuPont Sustainable Solutions acquires ESG specialist Locked

Merger with London-based KKS Advisors gives global operations consultancy expanded capabilities and strategic ESG expertise

Europe, Global, UK

RSK completes sixteenth acquisition of 2021 Locked

Utilising its well-established blend of credit and debt lending, the UK's RSK group continues its strategy of bolt-on acquisitions through the purchases of Minerex Environmental in June and geotechnical contractor TechnikGS in July.

Europe, Global, UK

Losses for UK oil plcs Locked

UK Oil & Gas, which owns the Horse Hill oil wells near Gatwick Airport, is developing new oil interests in Turkey

UK

Corfe announced as Waterman’s national ecology lead Locked

Experienced professional brings extensive experience of major projects and EIA to her new role

UK

Swankie to head Ramboll’s UK environment business Locked

Appointee brings 25-year experience of EIA in the energy sector to the role

Europe, Global, UK

Insurers eye opportunities in ESG risk and regulation Locked

A panel of experts discussed the regulator’s role in driving ESG integration and disclosure - and ultimately innovation - for insurance companies at an S&P Global webinar 

Global, UK

Anthesis guides councils on carbon insetting Locked

Reducing emissions from supply chains can make a great impact for local authorities on their path to net zero

UK

BRIC links up with Land Hero Locked

BRIC can utilise a bespoke search tool enabling it to highlight brownfield sites to a national audience of developers and land buyers

UK

EA UK Business Summit 2021: Delivering a sustainable recovery

The overriding narrative at this year’s virtual summit event was a compelling one; it's a great time to be in the business of the environment, but we must act now to lead and collaborate in order to successfully deliver on climate and sustainability pledges and promises

UK

How green finance is driving renaissance of environmental consulting Locked

A major focus of the EA Business Summit 2021 was the need to transition towards a global sustainable operating model, which is multi-layered and intricate. Challenges of this size and magnitude require solutions that are backed by innovative and effective funding strategies. And lots of them.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Wood’s consulting activities stable in first half Locked

UK-based player reports improved order book in global consulting line, giving confidence of group's to return to growth in H2 2021

Europe, Global, North America, UK