Ben Caldecott specialises in environment, energy, and sustainability issues and works at the intersection between finance, government, civil society, and academia, having held senior roles in each.
He is the author of a wide range of publications and is an experienced media commentator and public speaker. He has held 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. He is also an adviser to The Prince of Wales' International Sustainability Unit.
Prior to joining the Smith School Ben 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. He 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.
- Climate change
- Climate change policy
- UK/EU/China/US climate policy
- Energy efficiency
- Green investment
- Stranded assets
- Fossil fuel divestment
- Institutional investment
Ben has extensive experience of working with major national and international media, including print, broadcast and online.