Benjamin Goldsmith is a leading player in the green investment sector in Europe. In 2002, he co-founded WHEB Group, one of Europe's leading specialist green investment businesses. He is an active Partner of WHEB Partners (the private equity part of WHEB), but maintains hands-on involvement with the two other WHEB companies: WHEB Asset Management (thematic green long-only equities) and WHEB Infrastructure Partners (renewable energy project finance). Goldsmith is also involved in environmental philanthropy through the JMG Foundation, which funds campaigning and advocacy work on several key environmental issues. In 2003, he co-founded the UK Environmental Funders' Network, which brings together more than 80 grant-making organizations with a combined annual budget of more than US$ 80 million.