Environmental Consulting News

Climate finance ‘fails to hit the target’ Locked

Report by climate consulting experts calls for better coordination across multilateral and bilateral sources, greater flexibility and simplified access requirements.


AI technology reveals actions to help pollinators Locked

Data collected from rewilding project shows impact of habitat changes on pollinators, with pollinator activity increasing by 38% since the project began.


RSK acquires Australia’s largest heritage specialist Locked

Project management capability, scale and geographic reach were the deciding factors in the acquisition.

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Arcadis releases ambitious new three-year strategy Locked

Reducing scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 70% in the next three years and ensuring more than 40% of its workforce are women are among its targets.

Europe, Global, UK

Conference spells out obstacles to the energy transition Locked

Permitting, grid infrastructure, skills shortages, market reform and social justice were among the priorities identified at Energy Transition Europe 2023.

Europe, Global, UK

ERM enhances digital services through partnership with Google Locked

Now a service partner of Google Cloud, ERM says the collaboration will boost the consultancy’s sustainability offering with additional data-driven capability.

Europe, Global, UK

LUC diversifies offering with arboriculture service Locked

Seasoned arboriculturist Karen O'Shea will lead environmental planning firm’s new arboriculture service, helping clients manage tree-related issues in their development projects.


BIP acquires net zero consultancy Verco Locked

Growth strategy for Italian-headquartered BIP will expand geographical coverage, focusing on the UK, France and Germany.


Environmental & sustainability consulting shifts gear in era of transformation

EA report finds accelerating market growth, supported by vibrant M&A scene and ratcheting green finance streams. The ‘Great Reshuffle’ has brought climate and sustainability factors to the forefront of client projects and investment programmes, as well as internal competitor strategies.

Global, UK

Purpose-led firms are determined — and frustrated

Companies are eager to drive progress to net zero but are being hampered by inadequate policy support and finance, according to participants at the Blue Earth Summit.


PwC advises global nature campaign for business Locked

Campaign to embed nature in organisational strategies aligns with the Global Biodiversity Framework launched at COP15 in 2022.

Europe, Global, UK

Online tool calculates climate impacts risk for investors Locked

Tool is enabled by satellite observation, open-access mapping and computer models able to forecast extreme climatic events.

Europe, Global, UK

UK praised for environmental and social record in trade Locked

The UK has scored highly among international peers for maintaining high standards through trade in carbon management, percentage of wastewater treated and energy intensity.


Ricardo wins place on green HGV research programme Locked

Freight transport produces more than a quarter of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 540,000 heavy goods vehicles contributing a fifth.


Small businesses embrace shift to sustainability Locked

In one study, a third of respondents believed there were significant business benefits to be gained from striving for net zero.


Experts reveal three key steps to M&A success Locked

Ownership structure and cultural compatibility are among the aspects that must be analysed and addressed for successful M&A, found participants at a recent EA panel discussion.

Europe, Global, UK

“Digital spine” will strengthen sustainability strategies Locked

Experts at a roundtable meeting of EA’s Sustainability Delivery Group highlight potential double wins from placing digital capabilities at the heart of sustainability strategies.


Expert Opinion: It’s not the AI but how we use it Locked

Releasing workers from laborious information gathering — and accelerating risk assessments — will be how AI transforms the sustainability mission, says CEO of AI-platform Amplyfi.

Europe, Global, UK

RSK expands water services capacities in Spain Locked

Latest acquisition adds expertise in technologies for water resources management.

Europe, Global, UK

Antea Group opens UK business Locked

Group says expansion is driven by growing corporate need for help with dealing with increasingly complex regulatory requirements.

Europe, Global, UK

New managing director for PE-backed CGL Locked

CGL (formerly Card Geotechnics Ltd) is part of Phenna Group, a global provider of testing, inspection, certification, and compliance services.


Entries now open for the 2024 Sustainability Delivery Awards

Environment Analyst is inviting entries for next year's awards.

Global, North America, UK

LRQA launches sustainability strategy  Locked

Assurance and certification organisation aims to be net zero on carbon by 2030, with plans to digitise services and to reduce travel associated with audits.


Expert Opinion: Opportunities in delivering a just energy transition

We caught up with Gert Vermeiren, MD for environment, water and energy – Europe & India, at AECOM, to discuss the opportunities and complex challenges facing the UK in delivering a low-carbon future.


Labour promises to ‘rebuild and rewire’ Britain Locked

The environmental sector has broadly welcomed Labour’s plans for a publicly-owned energy company, grid investment, hydrogen, carbon capture and EV battery investment, as well as advanced targets for renewable energy. But how deliverable are its ambitions?


Anthesis acquires Progressive consultancy  Locked

Niche growth and innovation specialist is the latest purchase for private equity-backed firm.

Europe, Global, UK

APEM expands ecological services Locked

Manchester University spin-out has achieved six-fold growth in revenue since first partnering with private equity backers in 2019.


SLR and Arup gain new top execs Locked

Two big name companies have announced successors — as Neil Penhall steps down as CEO of SLR and Alan Belfield ends his five-year term as group chair of Arup.

Europe, Global

BNG solutions target emerging opportunities in nature restoration  Locked

Accelar’s BNG Finder service enables transactions in biodiversity units, while Joe Bloom’s offers digital compliance tools to developers.


Early career professionals survey: improving prospects and developing the green skills base  

Environment Analyst would like to hear from you, if you have worked in the sector for up to seven years please take part in our new early career professionals survey.