Ben Caldecott

Senior Fellow


Dr Ben Caldecott is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange. He is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. At the University of Oxford, he is the inaugural Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance, the first ever endowed professorship of sustainable finance, and a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College. Ben is also the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI), established by UK Research and Innovation in 2021 as the national centre to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally. Ben specialises in environment, energy, and sustainability issues and works at the intersection between finance, public policy, and academe, having held senior roles in each domain. Among his previous roles, he was Research Director for Environment and Energy at Policy Exchange (2008-9).

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Capital Shift

Capital Shift

Related Content Using the UK’s COP26 and G7 presidencies to green the financial system In 2021, the UK will host the G7 and COP26 and take a key part in other major summits, giving it a unique opportunity to lead the global diplomatic agenda. This report argues that...
Delivering a 21st Century Infrastructure for Britain

Delivering a 21st Century Infrastructure for Britain

Read Publication By Ben Caldecott, Dieter Helm & James Wardlaw Our latest report estimates that in order to renew and replace much of Britain’s tired infrastructure, around £500 billion will need to be spent by 2020 to improve Britain’s competitiveness, stimulate...