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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

01 Aug 2018
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.”

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...

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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