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 - where he lead the development of the Living Standards Framework. He co-founded Conscious Consumers while working at the New Zealand Treasury in 2010, and has grown the social enterprise to a thriving New Zealand movement with over 20,000 consumer members and 500 business customers. His vision is a world where consumers and businesses work together for the good of people and the planet. Ben moved to London with his wife and two children in late 2018, to launch the Conscious Consumers platform under a new global brand ‘CoGo’, including the integration of Open banking data and with 25,000 businesses now listed.