2022 Award Winners' Guide

Download the free digital 2022 Sustainability Consulting Awards Winners’ Guide and view the shortlisted and highly-commended entries, plus read the in-depth submissions from the 2022 winning entries, with judges’ comments.

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2022 Award Winners

ESG Innovation Award

Winner: The Rio ESG platform - Rio ESG

 

Highly Commended:

  • Accelerating funding for critical infrastructure to drive the resilience dividend and ESG performance with the ResilienceLensTM platform - Wood E&I

  • ESG Fusion and CRISP (Climate Risk, Impacts & Solutions Platform) - ERM

Shortlist:

  • Accelerating funding for critical infrastructure to drive the resilience dividend and ESG performance with the ResilienceLensTM platform - Wood E&I

  • Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol - Stantec

  • The Rio ESG platform - Rio ESG

  • ESG and innovation at Jacobs: PlanBeyond and BeyondIf - Jacobs

  • ESG Fusion and CRISP (Climate Risk, Impacts & Solutions Platform) - ERM

  • ENGIE Impact's ESG innovation journey - ENGIE Impact

  • Sustainable Business Framework - Avieco, part of Accenture

 

Sustainable Infrastructure Award 

Winner: Thames Tideway, UK - Jacobs as part of Tideway

 

Highly Commended:

Shortlist:

 

 

Transformational Partnership Award

 

Winner: Mainstreaming Climate Considerations across U.S. Water Utility Business Functions - WSP

 

Highly Commended:

  • Antofagasta PLC – Enhancing Climate Resilience - SLR Consulting

  • Christie's International plc - Avieco, part of Accenture

Shortlist:

  • Antofagasta PLC – Enhancing Climate Resilience - SLR Consulting

  • Mainstreaming Climate Considerations across U.S. Water Utility Business Functions - WSP

  • Thames Estuary Asset Management (TEAM2100) - Jacobs

  • Christie's International plc - Avieco, part of Accenture

 

Sustainability Delivery Award

 

Winner: Sustainability delivery - Jacobs

 

Highly Commended:

Shortlist:

 

Net Zero Accelerator Award

 

Winner: Net zero journey (climate action plan) - Jacobs

 

Highly Commended:

  • We exist to future-proof our cities and environments - WSP

  • Sustainability at the heart - ERM

Shortlist:

  • Low-Carbon Transition Plan Service - Antea Group

  • We exist to future-proof our cities and environments - WSP

  • Launch of our new hybrid and electric vehicle scheme in the UK - Stantec

  • Net zero journey (climate action plan) - Jacobs

  • Our NZ ambition/ supporting clients' NZ ambitions - Arcadis

  • Sustainability at the heart - ERM

Sustainability Leader of the Year 

 

Winner: Robert Spencer - AECOM

 

Highly Commended:

  • Stuart McLachlan - Anthesis

Shortlist:

Rising Star Award

 

Winner: Isabella Kong - ERM

 

Highly Commended:

  • Michael Bentham - Jacobs

  • Archana Somasekharan - ERM

Shortlist:

  • Brendan Player - Stantec

  • Michael Bentham - Jacobs

  • Matthew Whittle - Jacobs

  • Isabella Kong - ERM

  • Archana Somasekharan - ERM

  • Anna Brockhaus - Anthesis

Creating Resilient & Sustainable Communities Award

 

Winner: Jal Jeevan Mission - SMEC

 

Highly Commended:

  • Transforming access to safe and sustainable water in Sub-Saharan Africa - RSK Group

Shortlist:

  • Transforming access to safe and sustainable water in Sub-Saharan Africa - RSK Group

  • World’s first approach to delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods, enshrined in national planning policy - Ramboll

  • Building resilient communities through natural disasters - WSP

  • Jal Jeevan Mission - SMEC

 

Sustainability M&A of the Year Award

 

Winner: A Transformational ESG-driven Acquisition of Golder - WSP

 

Highly Commended:

  • Acquisition of Cardno - Stantec

  • Corporate Citizenship - SLR Consulting

Shortlist:

  • A Transformational ESG-driven Acquisition of Golder - WSP

  • Acquisition of Cardno - Stantec

  • Corporate Citizenship - SLR Consulting

  • Building an awesome team for sustainability change, implementation and impact - dss+

  • Formation of the Position Green Group - Position Green

  • Woodrow Consulting - APEM Group

Specialized M&A of the Year Award

The Judges decided to curate an additional Award this year, in recognition of the achievements of SMEs and recent start-ups in pushing the sustainability transition in their own unique way. This category 'Specialized M&A of the Year' was created by the judges to celebrate these companies’ role in innovating through technical expertise and punching above their weight globally.

Winner: Formation of the Position Green Group - Position Green

 

Highly Commended:

  • Woodrow Consulting - APEM