Ricardo Young is an entrepreneur, who studied public administration at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo. He also holds degrees from PDG / EXEC, the Institute of Learning and Research (INSPER) and the Systemic Leadership Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He serves on numerous boards, including Fibria, Amata, Kimberly-Clark, Sustainable Planet of Editora Abril and the Ethical Fund of the Santander Group. In addition, he is a board member of various NGOs such as Ethos and UniEthos Institute, Institute for Democracy and Sustainability (IDS), Todos pela Educação (Education for All), Akatu Institute and Nossa São Paulo Network. He is also a former board member of international organizations such as Global Reporting Initiative, and Accountability.
He was a Green Party senatorial candidate from São Paulo in 2010, in which he successfully received over four million votes. He is host of the Sustainability Program at Terra TV, and collaborates with the daily newspaper, Folha de São Paulo and Carta Capital magazine. A renowned speaker, Young is an international expert in the areas of social responsibility, and sustainable management and development.