How will clients’ interest in sustainability shape the future of professional services?

Since the very beginning of the pandemic, there was talk in both the private and public sector about the need to “build back better” and ensure a “green recovery” from COVID-19. Now that we’re starting to get a better sense of what a post-COVID future could look like, clients are asking themselves tough questions about what, exactly, a green recovery will mean in practice—and how to balance competing priorities at this critical moment in time. So, on this episode of the podcast, we revisit the topic of sustainability; and more specifically, we examine the way in which client demand for sustainability services has started to reshape the competitive dynamics of the consulting sector. To discuss this topic, we’re joined by Dame Jo da Silva and Carol Lemmens from Arup—the firm’s Global Sustainable Development Director and Global Advisory Services Leader, respectively. 

Edward Haigh; Fergus Navaratnam-Blair; Dame Jo da Silva; and Carol Lemmens.

How will clients’ interest in sustainability shape the future of professional services?
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