Consultancies in the race to net zero

An Environment Analyst research report finds the majority of the world’s top environmental and sustainability consulting firms are now working towards science-based climate commitments — with some having set and already achieved accelerated carbon reduction goals — whilst others lag behind in their progress

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Investors urge action on value chain emissions, but where to start? Locked

Stuart Lemmon, managing director & CEO of the climate consultancy and project developer EcoAct (an Atos company) in Northern Europe, addresses the next big challenge on the journey to net zero – scope 3 emissions 

Europe, Global, UK

Cutting through the noise on ESG integration and mandatory disclosures  Locked

An Environment Analyst authored summary of the latest flurry of reports, surveys and developments shaping the race towards developing a global, unifying ESG methodology and what that could mean for the advisory services space

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Democratising data key to energy transition Locked

The lessons are clear for energy companies – in a time of transition, you can collaborate and thrive, or risk a slow, siloed decline

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Harnessing natural capital in consultancy Locked

Natural capital is playing a growing role in policymaking and environmental consultancy

UK

Quality and transparency are key to offsets success Locked

An insight report from Environment Analyst examines the risks and opportunities of engaging with the voluntary carbon market, as well as its growth potential as demand is once again booming

UK

Expert Opinion: Avoiding carbon tunnel vision Locked

GRI's Tina Nybo Jensen explores why action on climate change needs an inter-connected response

Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Evolution not revolution for planning? Locked

What does a change of secretary of state, with a new mandate, mean for the future of planning? Matthew Spry, senior director at Lichfields speculates. 

UK

Expert Opinion: Are greenwashing fears overstated? Locked

Greenwashing fear among investors is at an all time high. S&P’s Lori Shapiro explores how prevalent it is and how we can safeguard against it

Global, UK

Green rebuild and dynamic M&A to transform environmental sector  Locked

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

Global, North America, UK

Spotlight on procurement for sustainable value Locked

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. 

UK

EA UK Business Summit 2021: Delivering a sustainable recovery

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

UK

How green finance is driving renaissance of environmental consulting Locked

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.

Europe, Global, North America, UK

EA Business Summit 2021: Roundtable Insight Briefing Locked

A round-up of the key takeaways from Environment Analyst's 2021 Business Summit roundtable session which took place virtually in June

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Beyond risk: capitals approach can turn trends positive Locked

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

UK

Global environmental consulting market set to surge Locked

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

Global, UK

Insight: Remote sensing and continuous monitoring advancing at pace Locked

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

UK

UK environmental consulting resilient despite Brexit & CV-19

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

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Q&A: Rise of the forever chemicals Locked

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

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Briefing: Plotting pathways to net zero in the oil & gas sector Locked

An update on the energy industry's progress towards decarbonisation as it faces the toughest of operating environments and renewed urgency of action post-COVID

Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Can social value help the public purse invest for a better future? Locked

The new model for government procurement promises to help the nation ‘build back better’, but delivering on its full potential will require a shift in mindset from service buyers and procurement teams

UK

Expert Opinion: Is the UK sleepwalking into a PFAS contamination nightmare?

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

UK

Green bonds fuel green recovery Locked

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

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, UK

Expert Opinion: Meeting the challenges of stakeholder capitalism Locked

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

Global, UK

2021: Shifting to action, with deeper understanding Locked

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

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Optimism returns to the UK&I environmental services industry

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

UK

Planning out of a crisis Locked

Seismic changes are underway in planning with COVID-19 speeding up digital innovation and a planning white paper which has revolutionary potential

UK

Climate risk disclosure gathers momentum Locked

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?

Europe, Global, North America, UK

Expert Opinion: How GIS revolutionised environmental consultancy Locked

On International GIS Day, senior GIS specialist at Thomson Environmental Consultants Tom Perks explores how GIS revolutionised environmental consultancy

UK

Delivering the digital revolution in environmental management Locked

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

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK