Mehrdad Nazari, ESRM, ESIA, ESG, IFC PS, EP, GRI & Sustainability Advisor
Mehrdad has over 25 years of professional experience, including 10 with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), advising responsible developers and investors. Mehrdad’s advisory practice focuses on renewable energy, mining and private equity. He makes ESIAs bankable, contributes to Independent Engineer/Monitoring Groups, serves on expert panels before independent accountability and arbitration tribunals, and provides sustainability reporting and assurance services.
Previously, Mehrdad headed ESG Research at CoreRatings, London (now DNV), working with a team of 20 analysts and advising socially responsible asset managers; served as Principal Environmental Specialist at the EBRD (London), reviewing and monitoring a high risk investment portfolio exceeding $3 billion; and was Project Manager and EHS Auditor with Dames & Moore Frankfurt (now URS), supporting blue chip clients with their compliance and M&A-related due diligence initiatives.
Mehrdad studied in Germany (BSc-equivalent, Mineralogy, J.W. Goethe) , USA (Fulbright grantee) and the UK, He holds an MBA (Henley, UK) and MSc (Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham, UK). He has also attended numerous courses ranging from ISO 14001 EMS to Human Rights and Impact Assessment, and delivered numerous courses related to IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, and sustainability reporting. Mehrdad is also owner/director of Prizma LLC and based in the USA.