Delighted to win the prestigious Environmental Adviser of the Year Award for the third time in five years | 10th Jan 2011
We are absolutely delighted to have won the prestigious 'Environmental Adviser of the Year Award 2011', building on our previous success having won the award in both 2010 and 2007. The award is run by Acquisitions Monthly, the leading international M&A buyout magazine. Reflecting on our award win the magazine commented: 'The firm has once again shown how innovation, an expert knowledge of the sector and its breadth of service have helped clients to reach workable efficient solutions to their needs and environmental challenges.'
Stuart McLachlan, Global Managing Director of WSP Environment & Energy and Board Member of WSP Group Plc, said: 'I am very proud to have won this prestigious award for the second year in a row, affirming again the leadership position we have achieved in our market. We are not just advisers, we don't just consult, we are involved in delivery and implementation, actually forming part of our clients teams, even working on risk and reward terms where appropriate. I believe our success isn't just based on our breadth of expertise, and the fact that we have industry leaders and deep expertise in each of these areas, it's getting involved and identifying commercial opportunities, not just business risk that sets us apart. May I take this opportunity to extend my thanks to clients and staff alike."
Highlights from our award winning submission include:
- Providing respected environmental due diligence support for numerous transactions all around the world, across a multitude of sectors, including work for Barclays and Blackstone, support on the largest private equity acquisition in Australia since 2007 and including, for the first time, a standalone Sustainability vendor due diligence report.
- Continuing to build our capacity in key developing areas, particularly around energy, climate change and product stewardship.
- Attracting strategic recruits from key competitors including; Bob Kloepfer as Global Director - Environment & Energy, Emma Farthing as Global Head of EH&S Strategy, Management and Risk, Christopher Kiermayr as Managing Director in Germany, Terry A'Hearn as Global Head of Regulatory Innovation, Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Services, David Nickols as Managing Director of Future Energy, and Beverley Walker as Head of Offshore Energy.
- Helping renowned international clients to improve their performance in the 2010 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and becoming a Silver Consultancy Partner to the CDP in the USA.
- Being involved in prestigious projects including developing a Climate Change Strategy for Transnet - one of the largest freight logistics operations in Africa, and our direct involvement in a consortia looking to develop ground breaking large scale low carbon fuel cell power stations which would enter the UK Governments carbon capture and storage competition.
- Being committed to leading, shaping and influencing the market through the continued expansion of the worlds first personal carbon trading scheme for staff (called PACT), having our Global Managing Director sitting on the Leadership Board for the HRH The Prince of Wales' Mayday Network, and regularly commenting to the press having been seen in The Times, The FT, New York Times Online, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC Radio 4 and FiveLive, SkyNews and CNBC-Europe.
For more information please contact Tim Clare, Technical Director, on +44 (0) 207 314 5915 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.