Bennet Barth is the Managing Director at RESPOND and drives the strategic development and implementation of the BMW Foundation’s work around business, innovation and technology.
Bennet is also part of the Foundation’s investment team, where he manages an international portfolio of impact investments and supports the foundations programmatic work around Sustainable Finance.
Before joining the BMW Foundation, Bennet worked at MAZE in Lisbon, where he, alongside entrepreneurs and investors, sought to scale impactful and effective solutions to social and ecological challenges. As investment associate in a 50-million euro Impact Venture Capital Firm, with offices in London and Lisbon. In this capacity, he supported the set-up and fundraising, advised several impact enterprises and, through various joint publications with international partners, contributed to building the impact investing ecosystem in Europe.
Bennet studied industrial engineering and management with a focus on mechanical engineering (B.Sc.) and economics (M.Sc.) in Berlin and Lisbon. In previous roles Bennet worked in development cooperation in renewable energy projects in Asia and West Africa.