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Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

London, UK

Founder & CEO

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

Ben Goldsmith
Biography
As well as chairing the Goldsmith family investment group, Ben Goldsmith is a Co-founder and CEO of Menhaden Capital, a London-listed investment trust with a focus on energy and resources. He was previously a co-founder of WHEB Asset Management, a leading “sustainability” investment management business. Ben is Chairman of the Goldsmith family’s “JMG Foundation”, which funds campaigning and advocacy work on environmental issues and is co-founder of the UK Environmental Funders' Network. Ben is also Chairman of the Conservative Environment Network and Co-founder of the Ibiza Preservation Fund.

Ben Goldsmith’s Newsfeed

29 Sep 2016
Why is Ben Goldsmith’s green investment trust buying into Volkswagen?

Volkswagen might not be a stock you would expect to see in the portfolio of the UK Social Stock Exchange’s only investment trust. In June, however, Menhaden Capital ... initiated a position in the troubled carmaker.  Goldsmith argues it is about buying into trajectory as Volkswagen focuses on becoming the world’s largest electric car manufacturer. He says: “We think Volkswagen on its current price to earnings is a better way to play that trend than some of the newbies.”  

 

16 Sep 2016
World Finance
What is impact investing and how does it work?

Ben Goldsmith of Menhaden Capital defined impact investing “quite simply as investing in companies, projects and other entities that, as well as representing significant investment opportunities, deliver sustainability benefits, such as helping to reduce environmental and/or social harm”. 

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Ben Goldsmith’s Background

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Menhaden Green Investment Trust
Founder & CEO
Jul 2015 - Present
London, UK
Founder and Partner
Jan 2003 - Jun 2015
A leading specialist “sustainability” investment business.

Other Business Interests

Shareholder
Nov 2015 - Present
London, UK
Crowdfunder - The UK's largest crowdfunding platform - raising millions of pounds for 1000's of projects all over the UK.
Co-Founder
Jan 2008 - Present
Ibiza, ES
Help preserve Ibiza and Formentera’s exceptional beauty and natural value, and to encourage sustainable initiatives.
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Ben Goldsmith’s Education

1994 - 1999