Zero Mercury Campaign Uses Mercury Monitoring Device to Promote Grassroots Actions, Strong Global Treaty

Mercury Policy Project (a project of Tides) and European Environment Bureau recently co-authored this article about MPP's grassroots efforts to promote a strong mercury treaty: "Zero Mercury Campaign Uses Mercury Monitoring Device to Promote Grassroots Actions, Strong Global Treaty."

MPP and its many allies have been working in partnership for over a decade to promote international negotiations leading to a legally binding treaty on mercury -- which now is in the works and will likely be signed in 2013. MPP...

Investors' Circle - Spring 2011 Venture Fair & Forum

Date: May 2-4, 2011 Place: San Francisco, CA Host: Investors' Circle

Accredited investors, join a community of like-minded, values-aligned investors and support great entrepreneurs that are addressing social and environmental issues at the Investors' Circle Spring 2011 Venture Fair and Forum in San Francisco May 3-4. We'll look at 15-20 high impact deals and funds that are seeking investment now. Experience a program that provides ample networking time and space, highly collaborative knowledge sharing workshops...

Opportunity Agenda’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, celebrated its 5th Anniversary of working toward reinventing The American Dream.  The Paley Center for the Media in New York City was the setting for this celebration of an amazing merger of vision, voice and innovation. Social justice and opportunity for all were the themes for the night; the mood was optimistic and the “Opportunitinis” were refreshing!

From the winners of the Creative Change...

The Hitachi Foundation Names Tides CEO Melissa L. Bradley to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2011) – The Hitachi Foundation announced the addition of Tides Foundation CEO and social entrepreneur Melissa L. Bradley to its Board of Directors. Bradley brings extensive experience in financial services, socially responsible investing, and philanthropy to the Foundation.

“Melissa Bradley’s extensive background and successful track record is a compelling addition, one that is strategically aligned with the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to create transformative...

Investing in the Mission and Beyond

This week, Council on Foundations is holding its Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

Tides CEO, Melissa L. Bradley, was a panelist at the conference and has authored this guest post on Mission Related Investing.

To see more from the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, click here to read blog postings from conference participants.

Or follow the Annual Conference through the Twitter feed with the hashtag: #2011Annual or...

Redeeming the Dream

This week,  I joined at least 2,000 workers, who descended upon Oakland’s City Hall to stand in solidarity with workers’ rights/labor struggles in Wisconsin and Ohio.  Yesterday was also the anniversary of the assassination of our beloved, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  King was in Memphis to support striking African American sanitation workers. The night before he was shot, in his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, King explained that the issue that brought him there was, “the refusal of Memphis to be fair...