Pure play sustainability advisory firm ERM announced today the acquisition of Latin America-focused sustainable finance and ESG advisory firm NINT.

Founded in 2011, Rio de Janeiro-based NINT offers a comprehensive suite of specialized services ranging from sustainable debt and ESG advisory, and ESG investing and due diligence, to sustainable finance research and program management to financial institutions including asset managers, private equity, commercial banks, development banks, with a team of over 100 professionals.

According to ERM, the acquisition brings business and technical skills across strategy, finance, and sustainability advisory, along with deep technical knowledge and delivery expertise for providing independent assessments of debt issuances, developing frameworks for sustainable financings, and structuring debt instruments with sustainability benefits.  

Paulo Santos, Managing Partner at ERM, said:

“Sustainable finance is a key tool in delivering on climate commitments and facilitating investments to solve other sustainability challenges. NINT’s team offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in this space, which will strengthen the value we can bring to our clients in Latin America and worldwide.”

The announcement builds on a series of recent ESG consulting and advisory acquisitions by ERM, including its deal last month to acquire climate, clean energy, and water resiliency-focused advisory firm Coho. Additional recent acquisitions include marine planning and environmental consultancy MarineSpace, specialist energy consultancy and low-carbon technology solutions firm Element Energy, Dutch sustainability consulting firm Sustainalize, energy, sustainability strategy consultancy E4tech, renewable energy advisory firm Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), Canadian sustainability and ESG advisory firm Stratos, and climate change and sustainability consultancy Point Advisory.

Gustavo Pimentel, Founding Partner and CEO of NINT, said:

“We welcome this opportunity to join ERM, who share our core values and commitment to sustainability, including a focus on professional development, learning, collaboration, and impact-driven work. At this unique point in our organization’s journey, we are looking forward to accelerating our impact with clients in geographies beyond Latin America and providing our team with new project and career growth opportunities.”

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