He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Calgary and was awarded the CFA designation in 2001.
In 2017, Meredith founded Whistle Stop Capital, LLC, a consultancy focused on increasing the expression of social and environmental best practice in investment portfolios. Meredith Benton has directed the impact investment parameters of more than $2 billion in assets, led numerous successful shareholder engagement programs, and conducted extensive analyses of corporate human rights and environmental practices.
She has worked across asset classes and developed investment strategies for funds seeking to incorporate environmental and social themes into their existing investment approaches. Her leadership of shareholder advocacy initiatives has included building investor coalitions, facilitating corporate dialogues, drafting shareholder resolutions, soliciting proxy support, and benchmarking best practices. Her clients have included institutional investors, asset managers, advisors, foundations and high net worth individuals.
Meredith’s prior positions include Director and Head of Client Relations at Sonen Capital, Vice President at Boston Common Management and the Associate Director of Social Research at Walden Asset Management. Meredith also led contract negotiations for Amtrak with the States of Washington, Oregon and California, was a fellow at the Sarah Dodds Enterprise Accelerator and has been awarded a Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance.
Meredith was twice-elected by her industry peers to the board of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. She teaches a capstone course on business and ethics at San Francisco State University and obtained her BS at Oberlin College and her MBA at INSEAD.