In addition to Public-Planet Partnerships, 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 organization that works towards shifting the culture of changemakers to include a focus on holistic wellbeing; and Diabetes.bh, and online education platform for Diabetes.
As an educator at heart, Tariq has conducted sustainability workshops across six continents, is a certified Ubuntu Peer Peace Coach, and has served as a co-chair of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development Partner Network. Tariq currently serves on the Global Advisory Council of the Global Shapers Community – an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Based in Bahrain, Tariq is recognized as a ‘Climate Trailblazer’ by the Global Climate Action Summit, is an Expo 2020 Global Innovator, and has been acknowledged as part of the “Meaningful Business 100”, a global community of leaders recognized for their work in successfully combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN SDGs. Tariq is also 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.
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 specialization in the field of Biomimicry. Often working at the intersection of spirituality and ecology, Tariq has completed a self-directed Alternative Masters in Divinity.