Benedict is a Research Analyst for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol team. He works on implementation of the GHG Protocol’s new Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard – developing technical guidance documents and delivering training workshops and webinars. He also manages the development of sector-specific GHG accounting guidance for the IT sector.
Benedict was previously a Senior Research Analyst at Trucost Plc, an environmental consultancy based in London. There he worked with private and public sector organizations to understand the environmental impacts associated with supply chains and investment portfolios, for clients including Puma, Vestas, Rabobank and Hermes Asset Management. He specialized in environmental economics at Trucost and created models to value the impacts of air pollution and waste as part of Puma’s groundbreaking “Environmental Profit & Loss Account” project.
He has previously worked on a wildlife conservancy in Naivasha, Kenya, tracking and photographing a group of endangered Rothschild giraffe and has volunteered at Forum for the Future. In a past life he spent two years working in the television industry, first for a TV post-production company on Madison Avenue in New York and then in London as a Researcher on the Rough Guide to Travel TV series.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Manchester, as well as a Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, where he focused on Business and the Environment and wrote his thesis on quantifying the environmental benefits of investing in clean technology.