Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ICF International Takes Best Advisory/Consultancy Award in Voluntary Carbon Market Survey

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been honored by companies participating in Environmental Finance magazine’s Voluntary Carbon Market Survey 2011 for its outstanding work in voluntary carbon markets. With some 500 companies casting votes, ICF was recognized as Best Advisory/Consultancy. Environmental Finance is the leading international publication covering the ever-increasing impact of environmental issues on the lending, insurance, investment, and trading decisions affecting industry.

For the global awards competition, companies nominate leading brokers, dealers, and advisors in eight categories. Companies were e-mailed in December and asked to nominate the leading service providers active in the voluntary carbon markets. Voters were asked to make their judgments on the basis of efficiency and speed of transaction, reliability, innovation, quality of service provided, and influence on the market, not just the volume of transactions handled.

"We are honored to be recognized for the second time in three years as the leading consultancy in the voluntary carbon markets by participants in the Environmental Finance survey,” said Craig Ebert, senior vice president of ICF International. “ICF strives to provide its clients with new, balanced and innovative solutions to the complex energy and climate challenges facing our world today.”

ICF was recognized in the December 2010 annual market survey by Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance, the most closely watched survey of the leading participants in the carbon, U.S. emissions, weather, risk management, and renewable energy certificate markets.

In the 2010 competition, ICF won four Best Advisory/Consultancy awards, more than any other firm worldwide, and won first place or runner-up in every category in which ICF competed. ICF swept all three Best Advisory/Consultancy awards in the area of greenhouse gas emissions, winning: Best Advisory/Consultancy in the categories of European Union Emissions Trading, Kyoto Project Credits, and North American Mandatory Markets/Mandatory and Pre-compliance. Additionally, ICF won for Renewable Energy Finance North America. ICF also was named Best Advisory Runner-up in the categories of SO2 & NOx Markets (All), as well as Renewable Energy Europe.

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment and transportation; health, education, and social programs; and homeland security and defense 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 research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com.

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