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Ben Goldsmith

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

London, UK

Founder & CEO

Menhaden Green Investment Trust

Ben Goldsmith
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

05 Aug 2017
Impact investing: what is it, and how profitable can it be?

Naturally, they are not just in it for the money. The vast majority accept that certain impact investment strategies may never lend themselves to risk-adjusted market rates of return but are happy if it has other benefits, such as fighting AIDS in Africa.  If you are interested, one option is investment trust Menhaden Capital (LSE:MHN), launched in July 2015 by Ben Goldsmith, brother of environmental campaigner Zac, which aims to channel investment into green businesses that specialise in saving resources such as energy and water, or cutting waste. 

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.”  


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Ben Goldsmith’s Background

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Menhaden Green Investment Trust
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

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.
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