Serving several leading global hospitality companies, Eric Ricaurte engages the industry to advance sustainability through measurement and reporting, bringing his 10 years of experience in operations and consulting in diverse nature and cultural tourism projects.
Mr. Ricaurte's recent industry work includes authoring the Cornell study “Developing a Sustainability Measurement Framework for Hotels: Toward an Industry-wide Reporting Structure” and serving as technical consultant for Phase 1 of the Carbon Measurement Working Group, a joint initiative of the International Tourism Partnership and the World Travel & Tourism Council to standardize carbon metrics across the industry. His chapter, “A Guide to Measuring Sustainability” is included in the AHLA Educational Institute textbook Hotel Sustainable Development: Best Practices and Principles.
Mr. Ricaurte began his career managing a rainforest lodge and tour operation in Costa Rica and winning a student research finalist award in 2001 for his paper titled “Carbon Sequestration, Credit Trading and Offsetting, and their Relation to Travel and Tourism.” Since then he has consulted globally for hotel properties; hotel companies; hospitality vendors; tourism operators, attractions and complexes; tourism boards and tourism clusters. His consulting firm, Greenview, provides services top global lodging companies and lodging REITs for their sustainability reporting, and collaborates with partner firm LEGACY Sustainability Management to help large association events measure, report, and improve their triple bottom line performance.
Mr. Ricaurte earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Master of Science degree in Travel and Tourism Management from New York University. He is currently a research associate at the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research.
Mr. Ricaurte can be contacted at 202-470-1094 or email@example.com