In 2008, Eric Ricaurte founded Greenview, an international consultancy catalyzing innovation and best practices in sustainability and ESG, providing services for strategy, programs, data management, benchmarking, and reporting. Greenview’s clients include most of the largest hotel companies as well as hotel owners and developers, event organizers, cruise lines, NGOs, DMOs, OTAs, and industry organizations including the WTTC, UNWTO, and AHLA.
With 25 years of hands-on experience, Mr. Ricaurte is a frequent speaker, convener, and researcher on the topic of sustainability. His notable industry work includes launching the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index, Green Lodging Trends Report, Destination Water Risk Index, Hotel Global Decarbonisation Report, Hotel Owners for Tomorrow Coalition, and Net-Zero Methodology for the Hotel Industry. Mr. Ricaurte is a member of the UFI Committee on Sustainable Development and the International Standards Committee of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Prior to founding Greenview, he specialized in the operations and development of nature-based lodges, theme parks, and attractions in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Brazil.
Mr. Ricaurte earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration as well as a Master of Science degree in Tourism and Travel Management from New York University. He has held a research fellowship at the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research and been an adjunct instructor at New York University.