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Hone your ESG investment strategy with our market intelligence


The rise of ESG and compliance frameworks means capital and private equity markets need to demonstrate the sustainability of their portfolios and investment strategies. Our community of environmental and engineering consultancy firms have become prized assets for investors looking for organisations well placed to deliver the sustainable transition. 


With our strategic market intelligence identifying the global E&S consulting market sitting at a fraction of a total addressable market valued three times the size of the market in 2022, the opportunity is clear. Our data can provide market growth projections, competitor analysis, service area and client vertical growth prospects, SWOT analysis and more, providing you clarity for an investment horizon.


Contact us today to find out how we can help your organisation maximise the investment opportunities in this space.


Our strategic market intelligence can help you to understand and maximise investment opportunities

Global Environmental & Sustainability Consulting Strategies and Market Assessment 2022/23

The report and accompanying Excel data pack offers a unique window on the E&S consulting market dynamics, and includes: 

  • Executive summary of the market

  • Industry M&A transaction & structure analysis

  • Industry rankings tables

  • Benchmark data and KPIs (including year-on-year growth, average contract value, revenue per head and profitability)

  • Revenue breakdowns by company, region, service area and client sector (for the latest FY2022 year and a decade of historic data)

  • Forecast market growth by region, client sector and service area to 2027

Global Competitor Analysis Profile Series 2022/23

These data-rich profiles have been compiled through rigorous research and engagement with the profiled firms and are updated for the latest financial year figures and KPIs (for FY2022). They include: 

  • Our unique strategic assessment

  • M&A details and independent SWOT analysis

  • Revenue totals/growth and staff details over time at group level and for the firms’ E&S consulting activities – which are evaluated by geographic location, service area and client sector

  • Full appraisal of their U.S. business (where relevant)

ESG Strategies: Accelerating Impact and Net Zero Goals in Consultancy

It's rarely the legal or financial due diligence that transactions in our industry fail on: it’s culture. And ESG and culture are now heavily entwined. This report assesses how 50 leading E&S consulting firms are reporting and acting on ESG, to help you make sense of the claims and pledges being made. The report includes:

  • Detailed company profiles assessing 50 firms' ESG progress using our unique, stakeholder perception analysis and sector-specific ratings system

  • Consultants and the climate disclosure landscape

  • Net zero heroes: divergent pathways and progress

  • ESG impact: beyond emissions



We provide detailed competitor analysis of the top 32 global and top 25 UK environmental and sustainability consulting firms.

Top 32 global fiirms: Advisian/Worley, AECOM, Antea Group, Anthesis, Apex Companies, AtkinsRéalis (formerly known as SNC-Lavalin), Arcadis, Arup, Aurecon, ERM (Environmental Resources Management), GHD, HDR, ICF, Inogen Alliance (excl. Antea Group)*, Jacobs, Kleinfelder, Montrose Environmental, Mott MacDonald, NV5, Ramboll, Royal HaskoningDHV, RSK, SLR, Smec, Stantec, SWCA, Sweco, TAUW, Tetra Tech Inc, TRC Companies, Woodard & Curran and WSP

Top 25 UK firms: Advisian/Worley, AECOM, Anthesis, Apem, Arcadis, Arup, AtkinsRealis, Black & Veatch, Bureau Veritas, ERM (Environmental Resources Management), Jacobs, JBA Consulting, LUC, Lucion, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Royal HaskoningDHV, RSK, SLR, Stantec, Sweco, Temple Group Ltd, Tetra Tech Inc and WSP.



Experts reveal three key steps to M&A success

Ownership structure and cultural compatibility are among the aspects that must be analysed and addressed for successful M&A.

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Climate intelligence and air quality drive latest US M&A

MSCI gains carbon market intelligence and Trinity Consultants increases its Texas air and water quality offer.

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PE partners feature in latest M&A crop

WSB and Kleinfelder use private equity to consolidate national presence, while NSD and POWER Engineers increase regional standing and niche capabilities through acquisition.

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Accelerate your understanding of investment opportunities, network with industry leaders and identify target markets and utilise discussions to qualify opportunities in this space


Environment Analyst UK Business Summit 2023

Our annual UK Business Summit brings together environment & sustainability business leaders from a range of industry sectors, with senior environmental consultants, regulators, financiers, and other business advisory organisations to debate, analyse and hone strategies to address the key issues around achieving net zero, SDG and climate goals.

Learn from industry leaders, and build relationships with clients and solution-providers at the Summit on 30 November in London.

30 November, London


Impact of Mergers, Acquisitions & Financial Partnership Models in the Environmental & Sustainability Consulting Sector

Experts from Palatine Private Equity LLP, Anthesis, Equiteq & SWCA Environmental Consultants discuss mergers, acquisitions and financial partnership models in the E&S consulting sector, and their impact on market structure and service delivery.

Get insights on the drivers for, and critical success factors of, recent M&A activity, including valuations; trends in acquisition strategies; alternative growth strategies and financial partnering models; and how current M&A activity is transforming the sector’s service. offering

14 September, online


ESG Strategies Panel Discussion: Consultancies in the race to net zero

We continue the discussion around ESG target setting, net zero progress and climate leadership in the industry, which was explored in our report ESG Strategies: Consultancies in the race to net zero.


Panellists from WSP, ERM, Anthesis and AECOM explore drivers for the net zero and climate leadership journey, strategies for engaging employees with net zero initiatives, and how to address the next major net zero challenge - value chain emissions.

30 March, online

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