Tariq Al-Olaimy

Co-Founder, 3BL Associates

Tariq Al-Olaimy is co-founder of 3BL Associates, which is a people+planet strategy consultancy and Think-do-Tank working on interconnected sustainable development issues. Through 3BL's think-do-tank, Tariq has also co-founded award-winning ventures like Public-Planet Partnerships, Recipes for Wellbeing, Diabetes.bh and Diversity On Board. For his work with 3BL Associates and the international climate movement, Tariq was named as one of 10 Muslim men shaping the world by Mvslim.com, and was the first person from the MENA region to be recognized by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as one of their '30 under 30' leaders for breaking new ground in sustainability innovation. Last year, he was recognized as a Expo 2020 Global Innovator, and as ‘Climate Trailblazer’ by the Global Climate Action Summit.

As an educator at heart, Tariq is a Biomimicry Specialist, a certified Ubuntu Peer Peace Coach, and is a co-chair of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development Partner Network. Tariq is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum‘s Global Shapers Community. Tariq is based in Bahrain, and has facilitated social innovation workshops and trainings across six different continents.