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Ben Goldsmith

Founder & CEO

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

London, UK

Ben Goldsmith


Ben Goldsmith is CEO of Menhaden Capital, a London-listed investment trust with a focus on energy and resources. Previously Ben co-founded WHEB Asset Management, a leading sustainability-themed 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 a Trustee of CIFF, one of the UK’s largest philanthropic foundations.

Ben is a Non Executive Director of the UK Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and is an advisor to Environment Minister Michael Gove.

Ben Goldsmith’s Newsfeed

Government must ensure sustainable product design, says report

Ben Goldsmith, CEO of Menhaden Capital and Chair of the Conservative Environment Network, added: “Ensuring that we use raw materials of all kinds much more efficiently will not only save us a great deal of money, and the environment a great deal of needless damage, but it will also create numerous new green industrial jobs..."

Backing a greener future

Ben Goldsmith, CEO, Menhaden Capital Management LLP, portfolio manager of Menhaden Capital PLC said: “Businesses across industrial sectors are increasingly awake to the fact that using energy, water, raw materials and other resources more efficiently is a substantial money saver. So irrespective of who is in the White House, or what governments are doing to encourage investment into efficiency, it’s happening, and on a huge scale. For us, this represents the investment opportunity of our time.”

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Ben Goldsmith’s Background

Founder & CEO
Jul 2015 - Present
London, UK
Menhaden Green is an investment trust, which focuses on energy and resources, based in London.
WHEB logo WHEB logo
Founder and Partner
Jan 2003 - Jun 2015
WHEB is a specialist investor focused on the opportunities created by the global transition to more sustainable, resource efficient and energy efficient economies.

Other Business Interests

Non-Executive Board Member
Mar 2018 - Present
London, UK
The UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry & sustaining a thriving rural economy.
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.
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London, UK
CIFF is an independent philanthropic organisation that focuses specifically on improving the lives of children in developing countries, who live in poverty.

Ben Goldsmith’s Education

1994 - 1999