Ben Caldecott is a Senior Associate at E3G, where we works on finance and sustainability. Ben works at the intersection between finance, government, civil society, and academe, having held senior roles in each domain. Ben is concurrently Director of the Stranded Assets Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, an Adviser to The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project, and an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England.
Ben has authored and edited a wide range of publications related to the environment and is an experienced media commentator and public speaker. He is also a regular peer reviewer and has a number of board and advisory panel appointments, including with the Green Alliance, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Natural Capital Declaration, and the University of Oxford’s Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee.
Prior to joining the Smith School he was Head of Policy at investment bank Climate Change Capital, where he ran the company’s research centre and advised clients and funds on the development of policy-driven markets. Ben has previously worked as Research Director for Environment and Energy at the think tank Policy Exchange, as Head of Government Advisory at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, as a Deputy Director in the Strategy Directorate of the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, and as Sherpa to the UK Green Investment Bank Commission.
Ben read economics and specialised in development and China at the University of Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Peking University and held Visiting Fellowships at the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney. Ben is also a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and Royal Geographical Society, an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue, and a Member of the Senior Common Room at Oriel College, Oxford.