Latin American sustainability consultancy NINT joins ERM

02 March 2023 2 min. read

Brazil-headquartered sustainability consultancy NINT has joined ERM, one of the world’s largest pure play sustainability consultancies.

Since its founding in 2011, NINT has grown into one of Latin America’s leading sustainability consulting firms. The firm works mainly for financial institutions (asset managers, private equity, banks) and corporations in the financial sector ecosystem, advising them how they can embrace ESG and green their operations.

NINT, which operates out of Rio de Janeiro, also serves public and civil society organizations that are connected to the financial services sector.

Latin American sustainability consultancy NINT joins ERM

As part of the deal with ERM, NINT’s leadership team and around 100 staff in five Latin American countries will become part of the global player – ERM has over 7,500 staff across 40 countries.

Paulo Santos, Managing Partner at ERM, said the firm is delighted to bolster its presence in Latin America with the NINT team: “NINT offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in sustainable finance, which will strengthen the value we can bring to our clients in Latin America and worldwide. We are very excited to see them join our team.”

“NINT’s experts bring a blend of business and technical skills at the intersection of sustainability strategy, finance, and business advisory to further enhance ERM’s end-to-end solutions for investors, issuers, and stakeholders,” he added.

Particularly known for its expertise in the region’s sustainable debt market, NINT has supported numerous clients with developing frameworks for sustainable financings, structuring debt instruments with sustainability benefits, and the delivery of independent assessments of debt issuances.

Meanwhile, for NINT, the joining of forces will enable the firm to enhance – and broaden – its suite of services for clients, while providing its team with enriched project and career growth opportunities, said Gustavo Pimentel, Founding Partner and CEO of the Brazilian consulting firm.

The deal continues a long streak of transactions for ERM, which has been rolling out a bold buy-and-build strategy for years (a strategy that has accelerated since the arrival of investor KKR). Earlier this year, the firm acquired Coho in the United States.