Author archive for Gary Mead

  • Profile: Impact Investment Trust

    By on June 27, 2017

    One of the frequently repeated gripes about the impact investment world is that it’s effectively closed-off to the ordinary...

  • Profile: Good Energy

    By on June 20, 2017

    Good Energy, the AIM-listed Social Stock Exchange member, is enjoying good times right now. It’s successfully concluded its second...

  • Profile: Ashley House

    By on May 26, 2017

    Ashley House is a property developer. In case the phrase ‘property developer’ sends you scurrying for your shotgun –...

  • Profile: Emergex

    By on May 4, 2017

    How badly does the developing world need cheap, effective, easily-available vaccines against deadly viruses? As rhetorical questions go, that...

  • Profile: Obtala

    By on April 25, 2017

    ‘Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi’: Out of Africa always something new – Pliny the Elder The words of Pliny...

  • Profile: London Rebuilding Society

    By on April 20, 2017

    One of the unexpected pleasures of writing these Profiles of Social Stock Exchange member companies is the continual discovery...

  • Menhaden – Focus for Change

    By on July 31, 2015

    The latest member of the Social Stock Exchange is the investment trust Menhaden, which also floated on the London...

  • Auntie Gets A Spanking

    By on July 23, 2015

    We all love the BBC – don’t we? I know I do. I’ve experienced the BBC from inside –...

  • The Fracking Debate

    By on July 3, 2015

    At the start of this week the county council of Lancashire, in the north-west of England, did something quite...

  • Greek Fire

    By on June 26, 2015

    As I write this a string of clichés come to mind: it’s a tragedy, Athens is playing with fire,...