Founding Organizations

In a world of complexity crosscutting issues like peace, health and climate change cannot be solved in silo. 3BL Associates is an award-winning people + planet strategy consultancy re-imagining a more sustainable Middle East, and accelerating global sustainable development through collaboration. We work to address the broken infrastructure and architecture of the way we solve global social, environmental and economic challenges.

As a hybrid social enterprise, we have two arms:

1. Our consultancy has included working with corporates, governments, multilaterals, INGOs and smaller CSOs at the intersection of profits and purpose. We were the first Arab consulting affiliates of the Shared Value Initiative.

2. Our think-do-tank incubates award-winning initiatives, like the Public-Planet Partnerships, Diabetes.bh, Reimagine MENA, and Non-violent Resilience, as well as research like, How Nature Would Reimagine Cooperatives, and the first Bahrain Responsible Business Survey with Arabic Knowledge@Wharton.

SoScience is the 1st European company specialized in Responsible Research and Innovation.

SoScience is a pioneer in responsible research, which is a new way to approach scientific research and development. We focus on the impact science can have on society, and we are committed to scientific innovation for social good. We believe that science can change the world for good, that RRI is a tremendous tool leveraging innovation and that it concerns enterprises as well as public laboratories.


1. We help our clients (industrials, corporates and Research Funding Organizations) modify their R&D pipeline to use science and innovation as a tool for change.


2. We partner with research institutes to launch programs that generate partnerships between scientists and social entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental issues. At the institutional level, we shift research organizations’ focus from productivity to social impact and advocate for more impact-centered approaches. Our goal is to nurture a research community focused on social impact and using science to answer citizen’s issues.