Arup and Fichtner to link UK and German grids Locked

NeuConnect interconnector will be one of the world’s longest, joining two of Europe’s largest electricity markets

UK

Climate, advisory & data solutions lift Jacobs Locked

Q2 results show growth across all lines of business, highlighting strategic areas of focus

Global, UK

CSO hires accelerate, bolstering ESG scores Locked

A global survey by PwC found the UK ranks highly for putting sustainability at the heart of the boardroom: companies appointed about as many CSOs in 2020-21 as in the prior eight years combined.

Global, UK

App improves RPS staff safety and efficiency Locked

RPS switches from ‘buddy system’ to easy-to-use smartphone app and cloud-based monitoring hub to provide better protection for lone workers

UK

ARC joint venture renews £30m contract with Scottish Water Locked

Atkins and RPS reappointed to provide specialist services for Scottish Water technical consultancy framework

Scotland, UK

Faithful+Gould increases social value offer Locked

New appointments to increase Faithful+Gould’s social value capability and that of wider SNC-Lavalin group members

UK

Arup to advise on ‘exemplar’ green business park Locked

Brownfield project hopes to deliver 3,000 new jobs for Liverpool city region and to benefit from the Liverpool freeport

UK

New head for WSP’s planning and advisory business Locked

Appointment follows WSP growth plan based on three pillars – earth and environmental, property and buildings, and transport and infrastructure

UK

Expert Opinion: Climate change — can businesses afford to do nothing? Locked

Andrew Coburn, CEO of Cambridge-based, ‘deep-tech’ start-up Risilience, outlines the opportunities presented by integrating climate considerations into business strategy — and the risks of not doing so.

UK

Savills Earth: Guiding clients through the ESG maze Locked

April 2022 saw the first anniversary of Savills Earth, the energy and sustainability wing of the FTSE250 real estate services group. Ian Grant discusses its origins, the net zero agenda and energy, with its head David Jackson and directors Chris Cummings and Nick Green.

UK

Insight: Closing credibility and capability gaps in ESG Locked

Exploring how market and regulatory forces around ESG & sustainability are creating unprecedented demand for talent, and how service providers are responding strategically. Experts from specialist advisory, training and recruitment firms offer tips for building world-class ESG capabilities.

UK

Brownfield finance: Ashcourt Group | Residential Secure Income | Inland Homes | LGIM Real Assets Locked

Another National Grid site sold, as Residential Secure Income buys 39 new homes, Inland Homes parts with part of Wilton Park and LGIM gets green loan

UK

Consultancies seek solutions to hybrid work balancing act  Locked

Environment Analyst presents a summary of our latest Business Leaders’ Forum, where participants based in Europe and North America discussed how the ‘new normal’ approach to hybrid work is affecting everything from business structure to corporate culture.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Stantec reaches carbon neutral in Europe Locked

Canadian-headquartered firm expects to claim global carbon neutrality for 2022 emissions early next year.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Jacobs raises ambition on climate goals Locked

Global consultancy major is already carbon neutral for operations and business travel and uses 100% low-carbon electricity.

Global, North America, UK

Profit dip but improving order book for Wood, as CEO exits Locked

Wood goes into Q2 of 2022 with the sale of its built environment business close, a healthy order book and chief exec Robin Watson due to stand down

Europe, Global, UK

New member takes Inogen Alliance deeper into Ireland Locked

Inogen Alliance, the global partnership of environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancies, has welcomed Ayrton Group in Ireland as its latest associate member company.

Europe, Global, Ireland, UK

Accenture acquires European firms to ‘scale up’ in sustainability Locked

Avieco, the UK-based sustainability consulting boutique, and Belgian sustainable engineering and advisory group Greenfish join Accenture Sustainability Services

Europe, Global, UK

ESG overtakes commodities as number one global mining risk, says KPMG Locked

KPMG reports that the majority of survey respondents expect a disruption in the mining sector due to ESG risk in the next three years

Global, UK

Palatine-backed environmental consultancy Cura Terrae launched Locked

Merger of three companies to form Cura Terrae creates 240-strong player in the UK environmental consultancy market, with private equity backing from Palatine

UK

Deloitte announces $1bn investment in global sustainability & climate practice Locked

New global practice set to be one of the largest global networks of sustainability experience providing client-related services, data-driven research, and assets and capabilities

Global, UK

WSP to recruit 2,000 in UK & Ireland Locked

Recruitment drive covers all areas and includes hundreds of graduate and apprenticeship roles

Europe, Global, UK

Soilfix continues growth despite brownfield sector headwinds Locked

Soilfix MD George Evans explains the company’s fortunes post-COVID, its ambitions in the brownfield sector, and discusses future ownership

UK

Deadline for Brownfield Awards entries approaching Locked

The deadline for Brownfield Awards 2022 with new categories and criteria is approaching

UK

CEO question time: Stantec (& Cardno) set out stall in environment and ESG Locked

Environment Analyst speaks with Gord Johnston and Susan Reisbord to get the inside track on the firms’ merger and integration progress and how the global environmental services business is a front driver, while also taking a look at Stantec’s latest financials

Asia Pacific, Australia, Global, North America, UK

Royal HaskoningDHV marks 140 years and “good” FY21 Locked

Dutch engineering and environmental major sees digital investments, net zero ambitions and 'smart solutions' approach come to fruition.

Europe, Global, Netherlands, UK

Mabbett acquires Nevis Environmental Locked

Further major acquisition is expected early spring following year of double-digit growth

UK

RSK Group acquires two renewable energy firms in March Locked

RSK expands renewable energy design, as well as renewable services capabilities, with two latest acquisitions - Absolute Solar & Wind and Inis Environmental Consultants - bringing total to 28 for this financial year

UK

Returns rise 21% in good year for Harworth Locked

Long term undersupply of industrial and logistics properties continued to drive demand from occupiers and investors and helped Harworth to its highest total annual return to date

UK

ESG: how does it really relate to corporate sustainability? Locked

Owner and CEO of UK-based ESG consulting and risk management specialist InvestAssure says companies need to ensure the sustainability of their operational performance matches up to their official ESG ratings

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK