"Over the course of his distinguished career, Brazil's Helio Mattar has been a prominent force for social and economic equity at home and abroad. A former corporate CEO and government minister, Mattar now serves as president of two Brazilian NGOs: the Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children (www.fundacaoabrinq.org.br), and the Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption (www.akatu.net). He is also a founder of the Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility (www.ethos.org.br).
"Mattar is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Foundation Leaders Advisory Group, and has been a featured participant in Synergos events such as University for a Night, the Global Philanthropists Circle annual meeting in 2003 and GPC country visits to Brazil. In the Schwab Foundation's upcoming global summit on the future of social entrepreneurship November 4-6 in São Paulo, he will take part in a panel on the impact of government policies on social innovation and entrepreneurship (www.schwabfound.org/global.htm)." interview
- Member, Global Leadership Network 
- Director, International Youth Foundation
- Advisory Board, Brazil Foundation
- Advisory Board, Social Accountability International
- Advisory Council, LEAD International