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Treble acquisition broadens Trinity’s services

Dallas-headquartered consultancy has purchased a trio of specialists companies in the fields of water and ecology and acoustic consultancy, adding over 300 staff. 

ESG commitment ‘cooling’ in a troubled world

Studies find almost a third of companies disclosed not using any renewable energy and only 10% had a renewable energy target, while net zero target date is being pushed to the right.

‘Nature knows best’ for infrastructure

Nature-based solutions can protect communities from climate change, restore biodiversity, and create more resilient economies.

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Advisian becomes Worley Consulting

The change comes as part of a global rebranding exercise for the Australian engineering major, designed to reflect its focus on sustainability.

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Stantec releases three-year strategic plan

Global engineering, design and sustainability company commits to an ambitious growth plan with a focus on climate, communities and technology.

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AFRY expands nuclear expertise 

Acquisition supports AFRY’s strategy to scale globally in decarbonisation and to enhance its capabilities in the nuclear sector.

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COP28: Global push for near-zero emission buildings

Twenty-eight nations, including the US and China, have pledged their commitment to the ´Buildings Breakthrough´ as launched on day seven of the international climate meeting.

Adapting to tomorrow’s environmental solutions via M&A

How the race towards digital enablement and ESG advisory capabilities to offer ‘total sustainability solutions’ is shaping the industry’s strategic approach to acquisitions.

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Global majors reveal strong results on enhanced sustainability advisory focus

Environment & new energy business helps drive AECOM's record backlog. Jacobs firms up spin-out deal to concentrate on high-end climate & sustainable infrastructure solutions. Both confident in FY24 expectations.

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Biden’s offshore wind ambition threatened by project cancellations

The US offshore wind market faces further project cancellations, reducing confidence in clean energy and net zero targets, as global interest rates soar and supply chains struggle. 

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Brazil launches ambitious green plan

Plan includes a regulated carbon market, the issuing of sustainable sovereign bonds and a national taxonomy focused on sustainability, as Brazil looks forward to hosting COP30 in two years.

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Pentatonic launches AI-based green law tracker

AI-enabled tool clarifies legal obligations across the world and helps companies to create implementation plans. 

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Raising the bar: Montrose expands sustainability commitment

Jami Patrick, VP sustainability and climate advisory, reveals the thinking behind Montrose's expanded reporting scope, its 2040 net zero target, and broader sustainability mission.

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Tackling energy transition bottlenecks key to net zero says McKinsey

Report models supply and demand of energy commodities across a 1.5°C pathway for four energy transition scenarios.

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Atos and WWF join forces in tech-for-nature mission

Nature charity sees potential of digital solutions for helping achieve its conservation objectives.

Kearney turns to non-profit organisation for sustainability expertise

Partnership with WCF is intended to enhance Kearney’s services relating to regenerative agriculture, the energy transition, sustainable mobility and supply chains.

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Terra Nexus consultancy launches in UAE

Company will offer environmental impact assessment, planning, design, ecological, and waste management services, for the built environment and infrastructure.

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VCMI promotes take-up of ‘honest and transparent’ approach to carbon credits

Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Better Drinks, Sendle and Natura are among early adopters of best practice.

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Verra vows to ‘clean up’ forest carbon credits

Move follows accusations of greenwashing made against large companies, based on their use of carbon offsets.

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EU close to agreement on large-scale nature protection laws

Provisions include an “emergency brake”, so that targets could be suspended if they threatened to reduce agricultural land in a crisis.

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Climate conference catalyses pre-COP commitments

Global stocktake of progress on net zero, sign off of loss and damage fund, and meaningful final statement will count as successes.

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Arcadis releases ambitious new three-year strategy

Reducing scopes 1 and 2 emissions by 70% in the next three years and ensuring more than 40% of its workforce are women are among its targets.

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RSK acquires Australia’s largest heritage specialist

Project management capability, scale and geographic reach were the deciding factors in the acquisition.

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PE’s pivotal role in the environmental & sustainability consulting boom

An examination of why E&S consultancy is attracting growing interest from private equity investors and how financial partnership models can be transformative.

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US-China agreement sends positive signal for COP28

Analysis: Despite the influence of the O&G industry, nature and the energy transition should expect big boosts from this year's global climate summit — especially with the two superpowers now in alignment.

Conference spells out obstacles to the energy transition

Permitting, grid infrastructure, skills shortages, market reform and social justice were among the priorities identified at Energy Transition Europe 2023.

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ERM enhances digital services through partnership with Google

Now a service partner of Google Cloud, ERM says the collaboration will boost the consultancy’s sustainability offering with additional data-driven capability.

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Environmental & sustainability consulting shifts gear in era of transformation

EA report finds accelerating market growth, supported by vibrant M&A scene and ratcheting green finance streams. The ‘Great Reshuffle’ has brought climate and sustainability factors to the forefront of client projects and investment programmes, as well as internal competitor strategies.

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Unlocking the energy transition: top execs push against barriers

A major, pre-COP28 global corporate attitude survey undertaken by AECOM dives deep into the factors motivating and blocking action on the energy transition at senior executive level.

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Online tool calculates climate impacts risk for investors

Tool is enabled by satellite observation, open-access mapping and computer models able to forecast extreme climatic events.