Our ESG Services

It’s more important than ever for organisations to adopt environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) commitments, and take action to deliver a better world. We’re here to partner with you at every stage, from concept to design and delivery.

Our Strategy

With ESG principles embedded into everything we do, the goal of our Sustainable Legacies strategy is straightforward: to ensure that the way we run our business, and the work we do in partnership with our clients, leaves a positive, lasting impact for communities and our planet.

See how we work with our clients to co-create environmental solutions that anticipate challenges and protect people and places.
Our services

Climate resilience and adaptation

Change is constant. Adaptation is key. But protecting people and places means anticipating environmental risk and hazards - and responding early.

Our climate adaptation teams deliver expertise in resilience, filtered through a collaborative approach. We work with our clients to co-create approaches built around specific circumstances, strengthening our ability to recover from natural disasters.

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$250 billion

estimated economic losses resulting from natural disasters

(Source: 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction)

A holistic approach to resilience

We address climate adaptation challenges holistically, bringing our engineers, planners and scientists together.

As a global team and in close partnership with our clients, we mitigate the effects of natural disasters and set a framework for effective climate resilience that identifies and addresses climate-related risks.

Creating more resilient environments

Our comprehensive climate resilience and adaptation services support you with:

Making metropolitan areas more resilient

As urban populations grow and the stress on existing infrastructure increases, we support smart, resilient development that factors in future environmental conditions.

Public and private sector collaboration

We’re experienced across the public and private sector, applying climate adaptation in operations, assets and supply chains. Paired with our insight into emergency response and planning, this capacity gives us a broader picture of how components intersect - and how stakeholders can collaborate.

Climate resilience framework for business

We’ve devised a six-step process to help organizations develop and increase resilience against climate-related hazards - and review performance against sustainability goals.

Funding and financing climate adaptation

We provide practical recommendations, grounded in research, that help public and private leaders maximize resources to better invest in adaptation and resilience.

Comprehensive expertise for climate adaptation

We work across the public and private sector on challenges including:

  • City and regional climate adaptation strategy
  • City and regional climate vulnerability & risk assessments
  • Climate risk and adaptation planning
  • Climate responsive design
  • Nature based solutions to climate vulnerability
  • Hazard mitigation and disaster preparedness
  • Resilience strategy for non-urban environments
  • Urban and waterfront resilience strategy
  • Vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Water reuse
  • Urban heat reduction
  • Urban and waterfront resilience strategy
  • Alternative water supply
  • Floodplain mapping
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Watershed management
  • Climate applied economics

We partner with many organizations, including the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), The Rockefeller Foundation, CDP and C40 Cities, to help build the resilience of communities around the world.

Latest thinking on climate resilience and adaptation

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Creating stronger, sustainable urban centers that serve post-pandemic models of living and working
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Projecting 50 years into the future, we look at what successful town centers could look like.

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Resilient cities need a multi-disciplinary approach
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The need to build resilience into our cities has never been greater. A holistic, multi-disciplinary approach is needed to protect our urban communities.

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Climate adaptation and resilience in action

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