Viriato Soromenho-Marques, a Senior Policy Advisor to Ecologic, teaches Political Philosophy and Philosophy of History in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon.
Since 1978 Viriato Soromenho-Marques has been engaged in the civic environmental movement in Portugal and Europe. He was Chairman of Quercus (1992-1995) and representative of the Portuguese environmental NGOs in the Economic and Social Council (1992-1996). In May 1998 he was elected member of the Portuguese National Council on Environment and Sustainable Development. He is member of the international Society for Ecological Economics, and of the American Political Science Association. He was elected Vice-Chair of the European Environmental Advisory Councils network (2001-2004).
Viriato Soromenho-Marques was the representative of public opinion in the Press Council (1985-1987). He is a regular contributor to some Portuguese mass media, particularly the Jornal de Letras, Rádio Renascença RTP-2 and the Portuguese Section of the BBC.