Sustainalize founder Nick de Ruiter is appointed as ERM’s EMEA Sustainability and Climate Change Lead

UTRECHT (The Netherlands), 14 March 2022 – Sustainalize, part of ERM Group since April 2021, today announced the appointment of Nick de Ruiter as EMEA Sustainability and Climate Change Lead. Effective 1 April 2022, he succeeds Alexander Cox, who recently became ERM’s Head of Transformation.

Nick de Ruiter said: “I feel very privileged and honored to take on this role within ERM. The transition to a sustainable future is more relevant than ever, and I believe that we need businesses from all over the world to achieve this change. I am thrilled to take on this role at a company that is so strongly positioned in sustainability consulting, and I am looking forward to expanding opportunities for our clients, our people and other stakeholders.”

Tim Strawn, Regional CEO for EMEA at ERM said: “Nick brings a wealth of sustainability skills and experience to this role, at a critical time as we help our clients navigate a complex landscape and accelerate their sustainability efforts. As we face this decade of action, he is the right person at the right time to lead our EMEA Sustainability and Climate Change team, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact of his leadership in our region”.

De Ruiter founded Sustainalize in 2010, together with Justus Koek. He has more than 15 years of sustainability experience, across a wide range of sectors and geographies. Within Sustainalize he served as head of sales and business development. He will partly continue his activities in the Dutch market, working with Misha Elkerbout.

Nick de Ruiter
About ERM

ERM is the business of sustainability.

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

ERM’s diverse team of 6,500+ world-class experts in over 150 offices in more than 40 countries supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability. Through ERM’s deep technical expertise clients are well positioned to address their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. ERM calls this capability its “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

About Sustainalize

Sustainalize is a Dutch sustainability consulting firm, headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The company was founded by Nick de Ruiter and Justus Koek in 2010, birthed from the belief that business innovation brings about the changes our society needs. Together with 40+ committed professionals, they work with businesses to measure, disclose and respond to ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues and challenges. They use their in-house expertise on regulation, strategy development and execution, external reporting, impact measurement, and stakeholder engagement, to create long-term shared value for nearly 200 organizations. Value that extends beyond immediate financial returns for shareholders and employees, and benefits our society and planet too. 

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