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Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

London, UK

Founder & CEO

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

Ben Goldsmith
Biography
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

20 Apr 2018
Ben Goldsmith | DEFRA Non-executive board member

Ben Goldsmith was appointed non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in March 2018. Ben Goldsmith is CEO of Menhaden Capital Management LLP which manages London-listed investment trust Menhaden Capital plc which invests in business opportunities arising from the efficient use of energy and resources...

09 Apr 2018
Defra non exec director proposes reintroduction of wildcats to England

Wildcats could be reintroduced to the English countryside in an effort to reduce the grey squirrel population, it has been reported.  Ben Goldsmith, a non-executive board member at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, has offered to fund a scheme that would see the animals settle in rural areas across the country.

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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.
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.
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.
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Philanthropy

Trustee
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