Tariq Al-Olaimy is Co-Founder and Managing Director of 3BL Associates, a people and planet strategy consultancy and Think-do-Tank that was established to accelerate global sustainable and regenerative development through collaboration. Through 3BL, Tariq has co-founded various initiatives, including ‘Diversity on Board’, which is a platform that brings greater parity of gender and youth to advisory board positions in the MENA region; ‘Recipes for Wellbeing, which is an organisation that works towards shifting the culture of change-makers to include a focus on holistic wellbeing, and ‘Public-Planet Partnerships’, which is a framework that facilitates mutually beneficial collaborations between humans and the rest of the natural world.
For his work with 3BL, Tariq was the first person from the MENA region to be recognised 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, Tariq was also honoured as one of 22 Climate Trailblazers worldwide by the Global Climate Action Summit, and recognized as an Expo 2020 Global Innovator.
As an educator at heart, Tariq is a certified Ubuntu Peer Peace Coach through the Archbishop DesmondTutu Foundation, a former TEDx curator, 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, sits on the board of AIESEC in Bahrain, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum ‘s Global Shapers Community. He has conducted sustainability workshops and trainings across six different continents.
Tariq holds a BSc. in Investment and Financial Risk Management from Cass Business School London, has graduated from the Singularity University Executive Program, and is among the first 100 people in the world to complete a specialisation in the field of Biomimicry.