Ben Caldecott is an environmentalist and economist who is Founder of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Caldecott has authored a wide range of publications related to the environment.  He is 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 Oxford Smith School, Caldecott 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. Caldecott 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.

He is concurrently an Adviser to The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Caldecott has been recognised as a leader in his field by the US Department of State and Who’s Who, and has been recognised as a ‘a leading thinker of the green movement’ by The Independent.