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
Today’s atmosphere of woke environmentalism is compelling a reversal of traditional construction practices to align with much needed - and in many cases, mandated - sustainable goals. The process of procurement is no longer an absolute system, if it ever was.
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
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.
The business benefits of the burgeoning capitals-based approach are significant, but reaping tangible benefits will require holistic thinking, agreed panellists on day two of Environmental Analyst’s UK summit
The leading practices saw growth curtailed to less than 1% in 2020 due to pandemic pressures, but are readying for a solid upturn thanks to accelerating net-zero and sustainability drivers in the green recovery. EA's research report identifies which firms are best placed to capitalise
A Brownfield Intelligence Network panel discussed how the latest advances in remote sensing, continuous monitoring and wireless data management can improve decision making and reduce project times. Ian Grant reports
Sector hits all-time high of £1.9bn in 2019 before pandemic forces decline last year; Jacobs confirmed new market leader, then RSK, WSP, AECOM and RPS; demand for climate change & energy services surges as net zero and climate resilience efforts ramp up
Awareness of PFAS contamination continues to increase across the world. Jake Hurst, PFAS lead for Arcadis in the UK, describes the role that his company is playing in tackling it, in the US, Europe and elsewhere
The co-author of the Emerging Contaminants Handbook, and Tetra Tech’s recently appointed technical director and global PFAS practice lead Ian Ross, discusses how the DuPont settlement and recent tightening of standards by the DWI will impact the UK
Build back better has become a mantra for post-COVID recovery and the world is setting out to do just that with the help of green bonds. Nick Cottam reports on the proliferation of products, initiatives and standards in this surging field of green and sustainability-linked finance
With corporate priorities increasingly shifting toward long-term value creation for all stakeholders, Michael Wilkins, senior research fellow at the S&P Global Ratings sustainable finance unit, explores three key challenges businesses must consider when implementing a stakeholder capitalism model
Following a challenging and catalytic 2020, during which the COVID shock produced heightened awareness of the importance of environmental and social sustainability, EA looks forward to 2021 - a year in which bold targets and plans already made should translate into actionable changes
Environment Analyst’s CV-19 Industry Impacts and Outlook Survey report points to improving market conditions, business confidence and outlook. The results provide timely business intelligence to help strategic planning and budget-setting for the New Year
As the UK becomes the first country in the world to mandate TCFD-aligned disclosure, and with a climate-friendly Biden administration poised to make good on ESG, is it possible to standardise reporting frameworks?
A distinguished panel hosted by Environment Analyst explores how digital innovation is transforming project delivery and data management, disrupting traditional business models and accelerating the journey to net zero in a post-pandemic world
The third of our special reports based on AEC Advisors’ CEO Forum series, addressing COVID-19 impacts and mitigation strategies, provides views based on the bosses of Environmental Partners, Kleinfelder, Stantec and WSP. Liz Trew reports
Environment Analyst’s virtual seminar on PFAS shed light on the subject from an international perspective bringing together experts from the science and laboratory communities, geotechnical engineering and remediation from the UK, Australia and the United States. Will Hatchett reports.
Environment Analyst gains exclusive access to an extraordinary virtual gathering of consulting and professional services firm CEOs to learn how their businesses are adapting to the new norms and rapidly-evolving business outlook, and what is expected to come in the aftermath of COVID-19