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Prioritizing Climate Resilience: Mitigating Risk for Three Global Sectors
Climate resilience is fast becoming one of the most important strategies to mitigate business risk. Yet, many large organizations still are in the early stages of establishing their climate resilience priorities. In August 2021, Utility Dive/Black & Veatch surveyed top executives and professionals from large companies on their company’s climate resilience strategy in three key industries.
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2022 Asia Electric Report
Backed by surveys of the electric industry and large electric users in Asia, the Black & Veatch 2022 Asia Electric Report reveals the single biggest challenge the industry is facing: integrating renewable energy to maintain a resilient and reliable grid.
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2021 Canary Media Megatrends: Electrification and Decarbonization Report
This report will delve into the potential impacts and opportunities of electrification and decarbonization megatrends. We do so with the understanding that many questions about the optimal strategies, policies, and technologies to achieve sustainability goals are not immediately answerable.
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2021 Electric Report
Backed by a survey of nearly 500 U.S. power sector stakeholders, the Black & Veatch 2021 Electric Report explores an electric industry continuing a sweeping transformation accelerated by the rising tide of renewable and distributed energy – and the pressing need to integrate them successfully into the grid.
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2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report
Based on analyses by leading experts of survey responses by more than 200 stakeholders in the U.S. sphere of water and wastewater, the 2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report examines the complex issues and trends impacting today’s water industry.
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2021 Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting and Measurement Report
Companies across all sectors are placing increased focus on sustainability as a tenet of their business practices. This shift illustrates a new way of thinking, where organizations take into consideration how they operate in the environmental, social and economic environment, and how these areas can be leveraged to create long-term value.
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2020 Sustainability Report
Black & Veatch's inaugural sustainability report details the company’s efforts across seven environmental, social and governance commitment areas aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Progress towards each commitment is detailed across 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions across communities in the United States and growing urgency to decarbonize our planet’s economies highlighted in the Company’s decision to exit the new-build coal power market.
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2021 50 Largest Cities Water and Wastewater Report
This report provides benchmarking data and takes a deeper look at the affordability issues the water industry is facing while at the same time struggling to maintain levels of service and build financial resiliency in the face of growing infrastructure demands, regulatory requirements and climate change.
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Blue Hydrogen: The Natural Gas Bridge to Decarbonization
Decarbonizing our economy is today’s moon shot and blue hydrogen, harnessed from abundant, low-cost natural gas, will lead the way forward. At Black & Veatch, we are committed to working with our clients, industry partners and innovators to develop, design and construct decarbonization solutions that will accelerate the hydrogen economy and transform our energy future.
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2021 Stormwater Survey Report
Our 2021 report presents our analysis of information gathered from utility leaders on stormwater management priorities, rate structure, billing, credit program practices and average monthly residential stormwater charges.
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2021 Megatrends SDR
Black & Veatch’s 2021 Strategic Directions: Megatrends Report analyzes survey data from more than 1,000 professionals across the power, water, telecommunications and natural gas sectors, and the commercial & industrial and manufacturing industries.
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2021 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Asia
Download our first-ever Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Asia 2021. Based on insights from senior Black & Veatch clients and partners across the region, the special report looks at how the industry can enable an affordable and resilient energy transition as emerge from the uncertainty caused by COVID-19.
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Black & Veatch 2020-2023 Sustainability Strategy
Black & Veatch's 2020-2023 Sustainability Strategy aims to Accelerate Zero across many environmental, societal and governance priorities. At Black & Veatch, sustainability is more than how we operate. It is about the work we do for our clients and how we impact the lives of our friends, families, neighbors, and communities.
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2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Survey Results
Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities survey polled more than 625 qualified utility, municipal, commercial and community stakeholders to investigate the issues and complexities of the changing utility landscape. Now, this survey data is being made available to the public.
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2020 Water SDR
With its survey of nearly 300 water industry stakeholders as its backbone, Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Water Report comprehensively analyzes the sector’s complex landscape of challenges and opportunities. The leveraging of data in driving decision-making and optimizing efficiencies in water and wastewater systems is widening even as infrastructure continues to age, climate change strains assets, and the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial havoc pressures the bottom lines of many utilities through lost revenues. We look at all of that and more.
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Carbon Emissions Report
​​​​​​​This report summarizes the results of Black & Veatch’s 2019 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its global operations. The company has monitored its North American corporate carbon footprint since 2010, and its global corporate carbon footprint since 2011. In 2019, Black & Veatch cemented its commitment to carbon reduction by signing the United Nations’ Caring for Climate pledge.
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2020 Smart Utilities SDR
The 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report explores the issues and complexities of the changing utility landscape. Based on expansive industry data collected through our annual survey of electric, water, and natural gas utilities, this year’s report looks beyond individual efforts to take a more holistic view of what it means to deliver the promised grid of the future.

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