Ben is head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&G Investments, where he leads the firm’s strategy on impact investing as well as covering sustainability issues such as climate change and circular economy. Since 2011 Ben has played a central role in the integration of ESG within M&G’s investment processes and has supported the development of ESG solutions for clients across asset classes. He is co-Lead on the M&G Positive Impact fund which supports the UN SDGs through investments in businesses providing solutions to major social and environmental challenges.
Ben plays an active industry role promoting sustainable and impact investing, participating in initiatives and collaborating with varied stakeholders such as corporates, policy makers and NGOs in addition to organisations such as the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Impact Management Project (IMP) and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). He was a founding member of M&G’s Responsible Investment Advisory Forum, overseeing ESG-related activities at M&G, and is a member of the Investment Association’s Sustainability & Responsible Investment Committee.
Ben holds an honours degree in Classics from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a certificate in Impact Measurement from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a Trustee at Firefly International youth organisation, which provides educational and mental health support for young people in conflict-affected areas in the Balkans and Middle East.