Business News

Ricardo surfs on sustainability and global megatrends Locked

Profits and order book of UK-based engineering and sustainability consultancy surge as the world pursues net zero

Europe, Global, UK

Investor demand drives US entrée for sustainability specialist, Evora Locked

UK-based Evora Global opens its doors in New York with a remit to help fund managers keep investment flowing amid rising concerns about ESG regulation and sustainability.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

G7 companies way off the mark for Paris climate goals Locked

CDP report finds that publicly disclosed ghg targets are only ambitious enough to align with a 2.7°C decarbonisation pathway.

Global, UK

Climate tech guide links UK firms to potential Aussie clients Locked

Government-backed publication reveals needs of more than 600 organisations in Australia and New Zealand that could be met by UK business.

UK

LUC enjoys significant post-pandemic expansion Locked

British consulting firm added 30 new staff, increased turnover and narrowed its median gender pay gap.

UK

Purpose is key motivator for early career E&S consulting professionals

Environmental & sustainability early career professionals have their say on sector entry routes, job satisfaction, retention and the skills crisis in Environment Analyst’s latest survey.

Europe, Global, UK

Group MD role for Alex Ferguson at Lucion Locked

Wide-ranging re-structure follows group’s continuing expansion and commercial success as multi-service environmental consultancy.

UK

EDAROTH signs development agreement with Hyde Group Locked

The partnership says homes will be built 50% more quickly using pre-manufactured materials produced off-site and delivered, which cuts carbon emissions.

UK

Expert Opinion: The role of technology in building sustainable supply chains Locked

Jessica McGoverne, of UK-based membership organisation Sedex, explains why the right data management systems are critical to establishing sustainable supply chains.

UK

Climate information market improves risk prediction Locked

UK academics develop ‘prediction-market’ technology for forecasting climate risk, promising enhanced assessments for large-scale infrastructure and other types of investment.

Global, UK

SBTi to proceed with incorporation and forming technical council Locked

Science Based Targets initiative enters new, independent phase of development, overseen by multi-disciplinary independent authority.

Global, UK

Cloud-based software speeds environmental compliance Locked

New platform creates environmental compliance obligation registers for UK firms, with a focus on challenging clauses in the ISO14001 standard.

UK

SLR adds Australasian firm in latest acquisition Locked

Combination of SLR and 4Sight teams brings major sustainability focus to Kiwi market.

Asia Pacific, Global, New Zealand, UK

Ramboll's half year organic growth hits 10-year high Locked

Danish firm aims to double revenue to $2.4bn and reach almost 20,000 staff by 2025.

Denmark, Europe, Global, UK

Accenture acquires Carbon Intelligence and partners with Kubota Locked

Irish-based professional services consultancy continues its worldwide expansion into the sustainability sector.

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: The role of 5G in driving sustainable technology Locked

Chen Arbel, VP of innovation & strategy for data security products at global tech group Thales, considers how 5G can help reduce carbon emissions given the trust and security challenges that must be overcome to ensure widespread adoption.

Global, UK

Lack of ESG knowledge ‘starts at the top,’ BCG finds Locked

Capabilities gap and lack of strategic thinking are holding back companies from delivering on ESG goals, says a management survey.

Global, UK

New private equity investor snaps up CTS Group Locked

Construction testing company will join wider, rapidly expanding Phenna Group of companies.

UK

Wood’s half year sees drop in profits and flat revenue Locked

Prospects for second half buoyed by operations momentum and order book growth as new CEO takes over.

Europe, Global, UK

Brownfield business roundup: LLDC-Ballymore | Seddon Construction | Reading BC | Watkin Jones  Locked

LLDC and Ballymore link up for over a thousand East London homes, Seddon Construction takes over a contract in Salford, Reading Borough Council seeks a development partner, as Get Living and Watkin Jones seal another BTR deal

UK

Bringing science to bear on the quality of life Locked

Tetra Tech's managing director for environment in Europe, Marc Davies, offers exclusive insights into his firm’s focus and primary drivers.

Europe, UK

Top 100 environmental & sustainability consultancy firms unveiled Locked

Environment Analyst’s Top 100 report identifies the largest E&S consultancies operating globally in 2020/21.

Europe, Global, North America

Global Business Summit: ERM’s CEO on digital transformation, ESG and key megatrends

We spoke to ERM’s global chief executive officer Tom Reichert to get some early insights ahead of his Industry Keynote Address at our Global Business Summit next week.

Global, North America

Arcadis and RPS report strong half year results Locked

Resilience business area delivers bulk of Arcadis revenue; RPS (which has just accepted a buyout bid from WPS) sees positive trends in urbanisation and natural resources — and a growing headcount.

Europe, Global, Netherlands, UK

WSP to acquire RPS, expanding E&S consultancy presence globally & in UK Locked

WSP’s agreement to purchase RPS will further Canadian-based firm’s ambition to become the premier global environmental & sustainability consultancy, with 23,000 experts worldwide.

Canada, Europe, North America, UK

Q&A: Educate to tackle greenwashing, says Simply Sustainable CEO Locked

Founder and CEO of boutique UK consultancy Simply Sustainable says lack of investment in expertise and governance are key contributors to the rise of damaging green claims.

UK

Expert Opinion: Demystifying the post-consent minefield for onshore wind Locked

Jenny Hazzard of ITPEnergised explains why environmental consultants have a crucial role helping companies navigate the complexities of onshore wind consenting.

Scotland, UK

Record growth for GeoSmart Locked

Revenue growth follows increases demand for sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDs) and growing flood awareness.

UK

Drivers of change towards corporate net zero Locked

Stuart Lemmon, CEO of climate consultancy EcoAct, an Atos company, offers his insights into the forces pushing companies towards sustainable practices, and how they are responding.

Global, UK

PwC creates new sustainability practice Locked

Internal merger of climate and sustainability wing with ESG risk business mirrors industry partnerships to meet growing demand.

Europe, Global, UK