Environmental Consulting News

EA survey suggests strong market outlook tempered by economic headwinds Locked

High levels of growth still expected across the UK & Ireland’s environmental & sustainability consulting sector in spite of the deteriorating economy and ongoing challenges surrounding talent.

UK

Climate change is top priority for C-level execs, finds Deloitte Locked

Survey of 2000 business leaders shows climate is impacting forthcoming strategy and operations for a significant majority of companies.

Europe, Global, UK

RSK kicks off new year with two more acquisitions Locked

Group adds UK’s largest construction site solutions company and Irish mineral and ground investigation specialist to its portfolio.

UK

Cura Terrae adds air quality monitoring to portfolio Locked

Founded in April 2022 with venture capital backing from Palatine, Cura Terrae hopes to break into Environment Analyst's ‘UK top 30’ within the next year or two.

UK

Property firm rolls out carbon training for SME suppliers Locked

Programme is expected to grow the number of UK SMEs with science-based carbon emission targets by a fifth.

UK

Survey highlights hurdles on road to net zero Locked

Executives require expert advice and a more transparent, better regulated voluntary carbon market, says report.

Global, UK

New frontiers in natural resources, tech and geography to dominate 2023 Locked

ANALYSIS: We present Environment Analyst’s predictions for what will unfold, emerge and increasingly impact demand for specialist environmental & sustainability expertise in the coming year.

Global, UK

KPMG finds ‘confusion’ on applying ESG to M&A Locked

ESG compliance is viewed as a proxy for good financial performance but the lack of accepted definitions makes data gathering difficult. Companies urged to align M&A considerations to core ESG strategy.

Global, UK

Ecus buys wildlife and ecology firm Locked

Acquisition of Naturally Wild enables UK consulting firm to extend its range of environmental and ecological services.

UK

Nature carbon directory to streamline UK offsetting sector Locked

Digital platform will enable developers and landowners to promote carbon offsetting projects and attract private capital.

UK

Fallout from ‘mini budget’ slows construction Locked

Q3 2022 saw overall fall in construction project starts, but balanced by large increase in approvals for major projects and a strong development pipeline.

UK

UK companies gear up for biodiversity net gain Locked

Legislation including the Environment Act 2021 is set to inform businesses’ sustainability strategies through 2023 and beyond.

UK

Costain to design net zero plan for United Utilities Locked

Utilities giant’s plan includes decarbonising HGV fleet to reduce scope 1 emissions from fossil fuels by up to 51%.

UK

Real estate ESG consultancy hits sweet spot for growth Locked

Ambitious UK firm Evora Global plans to take on the ‘big four’ in ESG consulting for the real estate sector, especially in US and Asia. Its chief strategy officer, Sonny Masero, spoke with Environment Analyst.

Europe, UK

‘Carbon is key to trade’ says UK commission Locked

Climate and trade commission calls for more transparency and for a joined-up approach that explicitly links trade agreements to climate policy.

UK

CDP’s triple ‘A lister’ numbers shrink Locked

Global corporate performance on climate change has improved but there was a notable fall in water security leadership. Two-thirds of firms failed to improve their overall scoring in the last twelve months.

Global, UK

M&A round-up (inc. ERM, RSK, S&P, WSP) Locked

Flurry of industry M&A to end the year

Europe, Global, UK

Anthesis launches digital climate tool Locked

Functions of ‘RouteZero’ include climate risk analysis, supply chain auditing, product footprinting, market analysis and carbon offsetting

Global

ESG at KPMG: Investing in people is key Locked

John McCalla-Leacy, head of ESG at KPMG, says ESG is here to stay – and investing in people is key to meeting the skills challenge.

Europe, Global, UK

How digital tech is transforming projects — and practice Locked

Sophisticated data tech is set to transform how environmental consultancy is delivered and paid for. UK-based firm Atkins invited Will Hatchett to its London HQ, to see how and why.

Europe, Global, UK

Consultancies join neurodiversity forum Locked

Industry group to address DEI for neurodivergent people, which represent 15%-20% of the UK population.

UK

UK companies reticent about their ESG strategy Locked

Just 43% of UK companies refer to their sustainability strategy on their websites, compared with 60% of European companies.

UK

Sustainable rail: embracing the principles and the potential Locked

Environment Analyst’s latest Sustainability Delivery Group (SDG) roundtable discussed the opportunities for the railway industry to contribute to the nation’s sustainability goals, and the challenges in achieving its own.

UK

Net zero success depends on attracting students to crucial sectors Locked

Survey of nearly 4,000 16-23-year-old students about the UK's green transition suggests a possible shortfall in jobs across key sectors.

UK

Private equity firm Palatine earns ‘B Corp’ status Locked

Sustainable investing record secures coveted business accreditation for mid-market PE investor.

UK

Climate, energy transition and IIJA help drive Jacobs Locked

Global major reports 10% net revenue growth in FY22, with ESG and ‘outcome-driven’ opportunities through Jacobs/PA Consulting pairing unlocking ‘compelling value proposition’.

Global, North America, UK

Expert Opinion: Why a virtual energy system is critical to net zero Locked

Carolina Tortora, head of digital transformation and innovation strategy at National Grid ESO, highlights the work being done to deliver a ‘virtual energy system’ and the role of a single virtual grid in realising the UK’s net zero goals.

UK

Expert Opinion: Reasons to bridge the circularity gap Locked

Rana Hajirasouli, founder and CEO of UK-headquartered value-chain optimisation platform The Surpluss, outlines the competitive advantages that can result from the transition to circular economy principles.

UK

Analysis: unpacking the outcomes of COP27 Locked

This year's climate conference in Egypt produced five key takeaways for environmental and sustainability consulting firms to consider, suggests Jonathan Ballantine – with additional commentary from Anthesis.

Europe, Global

Smaller firms ride the storms of ‘yo-yo economics’ Locked

The autumn statement has been largely good news for SME environmental consultancies. But fears of an economic downturn threaten their prospects for 2023.

UK