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Sustainability Consulting
Awards 2023
Winners revealed on 27 June...

Environment Analyst launched the Sustainability Consulting Awards to recognise ESG innovation, achievement and leadership, and celebrate consultancies who have made significant advances in both their own, and their clients’, sustainable transformation.

The Environment Analyst-led, independent judging panel includes industry experts and analysts, and is headed by Environment Analyst's Managing Director Ross Griffiths and Cofounder & Director Liz Trew.

"This year's entries showcased the extraordinary ingenuity and expertise of this industry in making strides to help solve the world’s most complex problems associated with the climate and biodiversity crisis and in supporting a just transition"

Liz Trew, Head Judge and Environment Analyst's Cofounder & Content Director

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Evening not to miss


Discover this year’s winners at the Sustainability Consulting Awards Ceremony on 27 June at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.


Network with the best in the industry and unwind during an evening of celebration, as we announce this year's winners live.

Plus, hear from guest speaker Kyra Woods, Policy Advisor at the Office of Climate and Environmental Equity, City of Chicago, who will be giving the opening address, where she will share her insights into the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the challenges and opportunities in planning a sustainable, resilient future for Chicago.

To reserve your place at the Ceremony, or for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact

The evening Awards ceremony will be taking place alongside the Environment Analyst Global Business Summit on 27-28 June in Chicago, which will bring together environmental and sustainability consulting leaders, clients and stakeholders to explore how sustainability and ESG drivers are impacting the market.

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2023 ceremony

The photos from the 2022 Ceremony are available below. When sharing photos please credit Environment Analyst & ©TonyGallagherPhotography.

Guest speaker

Kyra Woods is a Policy Advisor at the Office of Climate and Environmental Equity, City of Chicago.


Kyra will be announcing this year's Award Winners, and will also give the opening address, where she will share her insights into the Chicago Climate Action Plan and the challenges and opportunities in planning a sustainable, resilient future for Chicago.

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2023 Shortlist

ESG Innovation Award


  • SURE by Ramboll - Ramboll

  • RouteZero - Anthesis

  • Zero: scaling net zero buildings - Arup (view the entry)

  • Reducing Operational Emissions with emissions.AI - ERM

  • Digital AECOM - AECOM

  • Strategic, Quantitative Climate Risk Assessment - Woodard & Curran (view the entry)

  • ARTEMIS ESG - Apex

ESG Innovation Award - shortlisted SMEs

  • ESG Benchmark Assessment - Delta-Simons (view the entry)

  • Position Green's Full-cycle ESG Investment Solution - Position Green (view the entry)

  • SIERA by EVORA Global - EVORA Global

Sustainable Infrastructure Award


  • The digital twin of wastewater utilities enables a harmonious flow of stormwater - DHI A/S

  • The Nature Conservancy Oyster Reef Project - Jacobs

  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Term Energy Efficiency Plan - TRC Companies

  • Stantec Clifton Wastewater Treatment Project - Stantec

  • Kenya Highway - WSP

  • Apalachicola Franklin 98 - WSP

  • Green Volt Floating Offshore Windfarm - Royal HaskoningDHV


Transformational Partnership Award

  • Natural Capital Laboratory - AECOM

  • Tesco Exchange - Anthesis and Tesco Plc

  • Redefining Sustainable Home Improvement Retail - Bioregional and Kingfisher

  • Stantec Indiana Toll Road Project - Stantec

  • Chicago CAP - WSP

  • Atkins/Southeastern Scope Emissions Review - Atkins


Impact Award


  • PlanBeyondSM 2.0, Jacobs’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy - Jacobs

  • Driving Sustainability across the Value Chain - GHD

  • Making an Impact - Sustainable Legacies - AECOM

  • Agents of Change - WSP


Net Zero Accelerator Award


  • Committed to being a force for good - Hydrock

  • WLC Assessment Project - Arup (view the entry)

  • Net Zero Journey at Jacobs - Jacobs

  • Accelerating the Transition to Net Zero - AECOM

Net Zero Accelerator Award - shortlisted SMEs


  • Delivering Sustainable Futures for Nature, People and Places - LUC

  • Sustainability commitments into Net Zero actions - CSRone


Sustainability Leader of the Year


  • Paul Gleeson - Aurecon

  • Jan Walstrom - Jacobs

  • Chantelle Ludski - Anthesis

  • James Viray - GHD 

  • Rachel Skinner - WSP

  • Chelsie Klassen - Hatch (view the entry)


Nature Positive Award


  • Wetland Creation and Management for MTR Lok Ma Chau Spur Line - Aurecon

  • Nature Positive, the Bespoke Environmental Consultancy - RSK

  • Jacobs’ Focus on Wildlife Crossings Reconnects Habitats and Improves Safety - Jacobs

  • Nature Positive Approaches, Inside and Out - Ramboll

  • Embedding Nature Positive - WSP

  • Mitigation & Conservation Banking Solutions - Burns & McDonnell


Rising Star Award


  • Lucy Bradbury - AECOM

  • Sade Bamimore - ERM

  • Katharine Risk - Nature Positive

  • Philippa Beard - Jacobs

  • Megan Wheeldon - Aurecon

  • Ashley Chua - ERM

  • Maddie Emerson - TRC Companies


Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities Award

  • Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development, Cambodia - SMEC (view the entry)

  • Social Value on a Once-in-a-Generation Project - Jacobs

  • Drumchapel High School Climate Classroom - SWECO

  • City of Denver E-Bike Rebate Program - APTIM

  • Two Bears Environmental Consulting / Stantec Climate Resilience Project - Two Bears Environmental Consulting, Stantec and University of Alaska-Fairbanks

  • Microsoft - Integrating Environmental Justice into Renewable Energy Procurement - WSP


Next Generation Award


  • TBL Services x Support the Goals - TBL Services

  • Jacobs' Contribution to Developing Early Career Professionals within the E&S Consulting Sector - Jacobs

  • Early Careers Programme - Arup (view the entry)

  • X-Academy

  • Recognising the Needs of the Future Generation - WSP


Sustainability M&A of the Year Award

  • Aurecon, Acuity and Acumen - The Triple 'A' Impact - Aurecon

  • Acquisition of E&I - WSP

This year's entrants include...

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