Maleeha Habib, M.A

Director Playground, Assistant Professor of Practice, Social Development and Policy
School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


  • Master’s of Liberal Arts, Global Development Practice, Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education, Boston (November 2021)
  • Environmental Policy and International Development Certificate, Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education, Boston (November 2019)
  • Bachelor’s of Science (Honors) in Applied Psychology, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore (December 2009)
  • International Baccalaureate, Diploma, The International School, Karachi (May 2003)


  • Play 113, Design Your Learning Experience
  • Dev 213-S1, Introduction to Sustainable Development

Teaching experience

  • Lecturer, Elements of Social and Applied Psychology, L’ecole for Advanced Studies University of London-External Program for LLB and BSc. (September 2009 – March 2010)


Maleeha Habib is an independent advisor for Sustainability and Circular Economy with a strong background in global development, environmental policy, and applied psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Global Development Practice from Harvard University, where she also earned a certificate in Environmental Policy and International Development. Her academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore.

Throughout her career, Maleeha has been involved in the development sector and promoting sustainability, circular economy practices, social and environmental justice in NGOs and private entities.

She has contributed to various organizations and projects, including her role as a circular economy advisor to Engro Polymer and Chemicals’ Limited, where she designed a blueprint to operationalize their Circular Plastics Institute which is now functional at KSBL. She has also served as a circular economy expert with various clients including Environment Resource Management (Singapore and Bangkok) Concept Loop and Shahsons Limited. She served as a Just and Inclusive Economies Professional to Ceres Inc. (Boston), and an advisor to Karachi School of Business and Leadership for a year where she helped realize their sustainability potential, develop a roadmap and transitioned the institute.

Maleeha’s commitment to social and environmental causes is further demonstrated through her roles at Ra’ana Liaquat Craftsmen Colony, where she serves as a General Body Member and Sustainability & Circular Economy Advisor. In these positions, she has streamlined systems, enhanced donor bases, and implemented circular product development, showcasing her ability to drive positive change.

Her experience in the development sector started by writing for a development research magazine NGO World based in Lahore. The foundation of her work can be attributed to her time leading the Green School Programme at WWF-Pakistan where she was able to influence youth as well as corporate entities through their fundraising and environment education initiatives. She has served as Senior Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Communications at Indus Earth Trust, where she quantified the social and environmental impact of renewable energy projects. Maleeha’s passion for environmental conservation is not confined to her professional life; she has also been an active member of the National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) Pakistan’s Metrics Task Force.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Maleeha has shared her knowledge as a lecturer and conducted multiple workshops and trainings. Her multifaceted career reflects her commitment to creating a sustainable and equitable future through her work in academia, and environmental advocacy.

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