Adam talks to Richard Stead, a chemist and scientist that is creating a pioneering approach to deal with the problem of what to do when our antibiotics stop working. The head of the World Health Organisation has said that antibiotic resistance is one of the major threats to the world, and warns of an antibiotic apocalypse. Despite these grave concerns, big Pharma companies are not developing alternatives. Richard discusses why this is the case, and how it is an opportunity for both savvy and ethical investors.
In the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump being elected, what should you take account of and what should you ignore when it comes to investing? Sarah Pennells is joined by Louise Oliver, a Chartered Financial Planner at Piercefield Oliver, Lisa Stanley-Mann from Good with Money, and Share Radio's own Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher, to guide you through investments and what to look out for in a post-truth environment.
MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have warned the Government that, on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy target: to provide for 15% of its energy needs from renewable sources. This comes on the back of the government cutting back subsidies for renewable energy.
Share Radio's Steve Clarke talks with Bruce Davies, joint MD of green investment company Abundance; Ricardo Pineiro, lead manager at the Foresight Solar Fund, and head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management, Leon Kahmi.
In this week’s edition Sarah looks at ethical investing – what it involves and how you can make money from it. It’s been around for more than 30 years, but how many of us know what it means, let alone do it?
These days investing is about far more than stocks and shares. You can invest in bamboo forests, car parking spaces, wine, or you can invest directly in small and growing companies. But should you? Sarah goes through the pros and cons of alternative investments with David Thorpe of What Investment, financial journalist Martyn James and Bruce Davis of Abundance Investment.
Ever thought of turning your hobby into your dream job? From baking to arts and crafts, Sarah Pennells looks at what financial aspects one should consider when thinking of setting up a business. Kerry Ann Duffy, a photographer specialising in weddings and portraits, Bethany Armitage, from Make it Betty, and Helen Reed, founder of The Wool Kitchen, share their stories on how they set up their businesses. The guests explain what financial support they received and how they made their way into their dream career.
Can money be made from businesses that follow a social and environmental agenda? You might think the answer to that is "No" yet you couldn't be more wrong? Go through the pages of crowd funding sites and you'll find hundreds of businesses whose financial objectives are underpinned by a strong commitment to social and environment issues. One example is a company called "The Wave". Founder Nick Hounsfield has turned a passion for surfing into a major project that brings together people of all ages and social groups, with the help of a lake and some cutting edge technology. Chris Hines is the project's "Head of Sustainability" while Christopher and Jenna Gordon are investors and members of "The Wave" board. All four of them join Juliette Foster in the studio.
This is Share Radio's regular focus on investing in smaller companies. Our man with enthusiasm for the sector and a wide portfolio himself is David Stredder, CEO of Sharesoc.
This time around he talks Lakehouse, technology group accesso and much more
Sarah Pennells is joined by Claire Finn, Head of Pensions at BlackRock, and Louise Oliver of Piercefield Oliver, to talk about women investing for their future pensions. In this week's programme, dedicated to finance from a female perspective, Sarah and her guests look at how to prepare for your pension and what to look out for when investing.
Morning Money: Bruce Davis of Abundance Generation on fossil fuel investment
Morning Money at 7:00 on
Bruce Davis, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Abundance Generation, a company that provide opportunities for investment in renewable energy, joins Nigel Cassidy and Mark Johnson to talk about fossil fuel investment after a warning from the Bank of England.