In its first edition on professional services, CCBJ examines what’s driving the robust growth in this segment for the “Big Four” assurance firms, law firms, management consultancies, and financial and economic analysis specialists. These firms reported that non-regulatory drivers are doing what pro-climate policy political leaders haven’t yet: force large corporations to count their emissions, analyze the carbon lifecycle of their supply chain, and take public action to reduce their emissions.
Inside this edition:
- Management Consulting: From boutique management consultancies to the largest accounting and assurance firms, professional services consultancies are gaining strong traction with climate-change related services. Many are encroaching on market territory traditionally dominated by environmental consulting firms.
- Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers grow their climate change and sustainability practices.
- The recession has been hard on law firms, but the development of climate change law practices – including carbon financing, renewable energy development, cleantech, green building, low carbon transportation, corporate sustainability – has been a bright spot.
Irbaris, IHS/CERA, The Brattle Group, CantorCo2e, PA Consulting, Booz & Co., Navigant Consulting, Stoel Rives, Baker & McKenzie, Balch & Bingham, Hogan & Hartson, Mowrey Meezan Codding Cloud, and Morrison and Foerster.