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 Locked

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? Locked

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

Insight Report: UK offshore wind and global export opportunities Locked

We explore the opportunities available for environmental consultants to leverage their skills and expertise in the rapidly-developing offshore wind sector

UK

Funding the great build-back: where investments will be greenest Locked

Environment Analyst's latest briefing explores the financial recovery packages proposed by the world's major economies, which vary enormously in their commitments to build back greener

UK

Expert Opinion: Why our society and economy need nature-based solutions Locked

Principal ecologist at Atkins, Kate Vincent makes the case for using nature-based solutions to drag us out of this climate mess

UK

Difficult decisions ahead for environmental business leaders Locked

As lockdown lifts and the economic consequences of this pandemic become clearer, environmental consultancy business leaders will face some difficult decisions over the next few months

UK

Expert Opinion: What does recovery look like for regulated infrastructure? Locked

As lockdown measures begin to ease, what does the future look like for the UK regulated infrastructure sector, and how can organisations start to plan for the ‘new normal’?

UK

Off-the-shelf solution to UK’s housing crisis Locked

Why modular housing could be the UK’s answer to brownfield development in spite of COVID-19 restrictions

UK

Insight Briefing: Strategic planning for the crisis and post-crisis era Locked

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

Global, North America, UK

PFAS – a global contamination issue Locked

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.

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Briefing: Adapting strategy and planning for the ‘other side'

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

UK

Expert Opinion: What COVID-19 can teach us about risk and uncertainty Locked

An infectious disease outbreak was a far greater risk than people thought. Joris Winters of Arcadis asks if a stronger focus on uncertainty could have made us more prepared?

Europe, Global, UK

Coronavirus will drive ESG investing ‘skywards’ Locked

Sustainable, responsible and impactful - or ESG - investing is expected to skyrocket in line with stakeholder value-driven business in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic impacts

Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, North America, UK

Improving the value proposition of environmental consultancy Locked

The first Environment Analyst Business Leaders’ Forum meeting of 2020 saw animated discussion around three interrelated themes of digital disruption, value proposition and the future environmental consultant

Europe, Global, UK

Insight Briefing: Leadership at a time of crisis

Environment Analyst presents a special briefing exploring leadership strategies for consulting firms during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

UK

Expert opinion: Timing is (almost) everything to deliver net zero Locked

Business, councils and communities on their zero-carbon journeys face the same challenge: how do they effectively measure the progress and real contribution of their choices?

UK

UK environmental consultancy gathers momentum with Brexit worries sidelined

Brexit fails to dampen sector thanks to a resurgent public sector spending and continued infrastructure activity. And there’s change at the top as WSP, Jacobs, RSK, AECOM and Mott MacDonald lead the pack, while APEM, Delta-Simons and Sweco enter EA’s Top 30 for the first time.

Europe, Global, UK