The science is clear, we are rapidly running out of time to save our natural world. We need a new approach to help organisations meet pending net-zero and biodiversity targets. 

Educate, Empower and Engage

At Bright Tide, we work with businesses to help them make climate change and biodiversity a strategic priority. We do this through (i) providing guidance and advisory support to organisations on their sustainability and social impact strategies (ii) offering exciting opportunities, like hackathons, for employees to take action on pressing climate and biodiversity issues, and (iii) facilitating training workshops for staff members on climate change and biodiversity risk and (iv) connecting businesses to investment-ready solutions in the climate/biodiversity markets.  

Our approach can help companies meet important net-zero and biodiversity targets,  increase employee engagement and wellbeing, improve brand positioning and helps companies make the transition to more sustainable and nature-positive supply chains.

When we work together, amazing things can happen. 

Our team

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Our Mission

harry wright

Founder & Director

Harry’s passion for conservation was ignited at a young age when he moved to Australia. Fascinated by reptiles, he dreamt of becoming a herpetologist like his hero Steve Irwin. 

Harry studied law and practised in the private sector for ten years. It was there he saw the potential to harness the ingenuity and resources of the private sector to help solve global conservation issues, inspiring him to launch Bright Tide.

 

Harry has extensive knowledge of conservation issues, international law and social entrepreneurship, regularly giving lectures and leading workshops for both the private and education sectors.  

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JONATHAN BAILLIE

Director

Jonathan Baillie is a director of Bright Tide and CEO of On the EDGE Conservation and President of the Board of NATURAL STATE. Baillie was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at the National Geographic Society where he oversaw grants, impact initiatives, National Geographic Labs, explorer programs, and the international team, initiating several ground-breaking collaborations across regions and sectors to conserve and monitor the natural world. At National Geographic he initiated a campaign to protect 30% of the planet by 2030 that has now been adopted by countries around the world.

Before National Geographic Society he was Director of Conservation Programmes at the Zoological Society of London where he built and oversaw a portfolio of conservation projects in over 50 countries, and gained a reputation for developing innovative, cross-sectoral collaborations to support conservation at scale. One of the many initiatives that Baillie helped develop and launch at ZSL was the EDGE of Existence Programme.

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samantha power

Advisor 

samantha power

Advisor 

Samantha is a Sustainable Finance Specialist in the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice and works on the organization's 'Sustainable Finance Agenda.' She has contributed to research publications on how to mobilize private finance for nature and for adaptation and resilience. She helped develop and launch the World Bank’s Sovereign ESG Data Portal. She serves as the Coordinator for the ‘mobilizing private finance’ workstream for the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action and has contributed to two publications for the Coalition - on climate-related financial risks and on private sector Paris Alignment.

 

Prior to working at the World Bank she consulted on climate finance and climate policy at boutique consulting firms and for a political candidate. During graduate school she interned in the US Treasury Department’s Environment and Energy Office. She graduated with a Masters in International Affairs and International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 2017. Prior to this she lived in Southeast Asia for three years, where she worked for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and for BRAC in Myanmar. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from Louisiana State University. She is incredibly passionate about driving investment in the conservation and restoration of nature and increasing awareness of the intelligence and the interconnectedness of all life on the planet.

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Sarah sharif 

Director

Sarah Sharif is a British-American entrepreneur and an award-winning innovator. Sharif is a Senior Innovation Consultant at the Board of Innovation New York and the Founder of Experimental Civics. Sharif cares about designing an equitable and fundamentally human-centred future for all and has deep experience in innovation program management, execution, strategic planning, and early-stage ideation. Sharif has consulted for clients such as Google, Fresenius, SXSW, WWF, Red Bull and was recognized in the OBO Top 100 Innovators' List for 2020. Sharif is also the recipient of the Mozilla Mini Science Award, UN SDSN Award (Bronze), VMware Grant, and Clif Bar Grant. Sharif was endorsed by Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin, and has presented her civic community ideas to HRH Prince Constantijn in 2017.

Sharif earned her B.S. from the University of California, Davis in Biological Sciences, and M.A. from St. Edward’s University in Communications. Sharif holds certificates from Harvard University, HEC Paris, and the Copenhagen Business School.

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Diana Fox Carney

Advisor 

Diana Fox Carney is an advisor to various companies working to accelerate the world’s transition to net zero greenhouse gases. She also sits on the boards of several not-for-profit organisations in the climate space.

She is presently supporting private equity firm, Helios Investment Partners, in the development of an Africa-focused climate venture. She also sits on the Advisory Board of growth equity fund, BeyondNetZero, and Canadian ag-tech company, Terramera. She is a Strategic Advisor at Willis Towers Watson, a Senior Advisor on climate at Eurasia Group, and a trustee of ClientEarth (North America) and the Shell Foundation (investing in renewable energy access and mobility). 

Diana began her career with the UK Government in Zanzibar, then spent time as a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute working especially on rural livelihoods and asset-based approaches to development. She has also held leadership positions at Canada 2020 and the Institute for Public Policy Research (UK) and was until recently the Executive Director at Pi Capital in London. She was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Pennsylvania and currently lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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Karin pointner

Partnership Consultant

Karin has recently joined Bright Tide as a partnerships consultant. Karin is also the Partnerships Manager at TEDx London. With the challenge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of Karin’s varied international projects, she passionately believes in the power of communication and cross-sector collaboration to create a better world. Her recent projects include working alongside Climate Crisis Hub and Film Festival, How to Change the World, International Institute for Environment and Development, European Forum Alpbach, and United Nations Association Westminster where she also serves on the Executive Committee.

 

Outside work, Karin is a keen traveller and photographer, as well as an explorer of the immersive theatre world. Nature is her sanctuary.