ICF International Awarded Best Carbon Advisory Company by Environmental Finance Magazine Market Survey
Top Brokers, Dealers, Service Providers Named in Fast-growing Environmental Markets
Fairfax, Virginia, December 13, 2006 -
Today ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) was voted Best Advisory company in three categories by the readers of Environmental Finance magazine. ICF was awarded Best Advisor for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, Best Advisor for North American greenhouse gas markets, and Best Advisor Runner Up for Kyoto project credits. More than 900 companies voted in the 7th annual survey by the leading international magazine covering environmental markets, investment, and risk management. Around 2,000 companies known to have an interest in environmental markets were contacted during October and November and asked to vote in those markets in which they have direct experience. The survey also covered other environmental markets, including those for renewable energy certificates (green certificates) in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, and the rapidly growing weather derivatives markets.
"ICF’s climate strategy and policy team is proud that our leadership in providing strategic advisory services to participants on greenhouse gas issues has been recognized through this prestigious independent market survey,” said Phil Mihlmester, global director of ICF’s Energy and Resources group. "We have developed our expertise in climate change policy and strategy steadily over the past two decades and now work on a range of carbon emissions and energy-related issues with a diversity of clients, including almost 60 of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization.”
"The past twelve months have seen rapid maturation in the carbon markets and added complexity for those facing or expecting to face greenhouse gas emission constraints,” said Abyd Karmali, managing director for ICF’s European operations. "Our clients frequently offer feedback on the differentiators that have led them to seek ICF’s advice, most often citing our in-depth understanding of the links between the energy and carbon markets, our almost 40-year track record in providing first-class analytics, and our global reach through having seasoned local experts in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. We are very grateful to our clients for providing such a strong public endorsement of our approach and expertise."
"Environmental markets look set for steady growth in the coming years, with a global carbon trading system seen as a key tool to address greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mark Nicholls, editor of Environmental Finance, noting that Sir Nicholas Stern’s recent review of the economics of climate change emphasized the importance of just such an emissions trading system.
The results are to be published in the December 2006-January 2007 issue of Environmental Finance magazine.
About ICF International
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 1,800 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.