Ben is an economist, environmentalist and social entrepreneur. He has founded several businesses and charities, and worked for 6 years at the New Zealand Treasury. He co-founded Conscious Consumers while working at the Treasury, and has grown the social enterprise to a thriving movement with over 10,000 consumer members and 400 accredited businesses. His vision is a world where consumers and businesses prioritise people and the planet. He lives in the capital city, Wellington, with his wife and two young children.