Anthesis has acquired Enveco, the Sweden based environmental economics and sustainability consultancy.
The ninth acquisition since the formation of Anthesis in September 2013, Enveco is well established in the Swedish and international environmental economics community.
Trading as Anthesis Enveco, the acquisition reinforces the group’s sustainability diagnostics services as well as the provision of research and training in the field of environmental economics.
Enveco has led cutting-edge research in the fields of monetary valuation of environmental change and ecosystem services, socio-economic impact assessment and multi-criteria analysis. Their work focuses on valuing natural capital and ecosystem services by emphasising their economic impact.
Working on a wide range of national and international projects, assignments have included the design and implementation of valuation studies, cost-benefit analysis, and assessments of economic policy instruments for clients such as the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the City of Stockholm
Stuart McLachlan, chief executive of Anthesis, said: “We are delighted that Enveco have joined the Anthesis Group. Their specialist expertise is valued both in Sweden and internationally, and we look forward to them becoming a center of excellence to help our global clients understand the economic risk and opportunity provided by building social capital and by valuing ecosystem services.
“The group’s strategy is to expand both organically and acquisitively in the Nordic region, and Enveco, along with the engagement of senior industry professionals Ole Paus and Marie Arnér, provide us with the foundation to support this ambition.”
Anthesis is one of just a handful of global organisations specialising in sustainability and has established an extensive international platform. It is focused on strengthening its position in local markets and as an implementation partner for its global clients.
Joining the Anthesis leadership team will be: Åsa Soutukorva, managing director (pictured); Tore Söderqvist, chairman of the board; and Ole Paus, commercial director and former head of WSP Environmental (Sweden). Marie Arnér, managing director of Ekologigruppen, will join as a member of the board.
Åsa Soutukorva said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Anthesis Group. This partnership solidifies and enhances the group’s ability to support global clients in sustainability diagnostic services.”
She continued, “In line with the Anthesis strategy, we will establish ourselves as an organisation with deep subject matter expertise operating in the space between the smaller local niche players and the non- specialist larger companies.”