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AtKisson Group has provided breakthrough strategic support to initiatives of all kinds, since 1992

The AtKisson Group is a global network of highly experienced consultancies. We offer advisory, training, reporting, and related services. Our long-standing clients include large companies, governments, and the United Nations. Our tools, strategies and analyses are in use around the world.

Founded by Alan AtKisson—acclaimed author, inspirational speaker, inductee into the Sustainability Hall of Fame—the AtKisson Group uses robust methods and creative approaches to help you transform complex sustainability challenges into successful strategies.

 

Our History

We are a global consultancy — but we started out as volunteers.

In 1990, Alan AtKisson co-founded Sustainable Seattle, a volunteer initiative later be recognized by the United Nations as a model project in urban sustainability and indicator development. When he established a small consultancy in 1992, Sustainable Seattle became his first pro bono client.

Alan’s vision was to spread sustainability ideas more quickly and accelerate change around the world. His early consulting projects (for cities, foundations, and international initiatives) led to the creation of tools and methods to support integrated strategic planning, indicators and analysis, transformative organizational development, “change agent” training, and other critical elements of what later became standard practice in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Alan’s 1999 bestseller Believing Cassandra – How to be an optimist in a pessimist’s world introduced the world to concepts such “sustainability change agent” and to the possibility of creating sustainability transformation through accelerated innovation. His creative keynote speeches and seminars, often including musical interludes and interactive exercises, electrified audiences ranging from research scientists to business executives to military officers.

By 2001, the AtKisson Group had grown from a one-man consultancy to an international team, establishing its second office in Stockholm, Sweden (where Alan now lives). By 2010, the Group had developed Affiliates and partners in France, Germany, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Russia, and several other countries. While the Group remains small in business terms, it competes successfully against much larger firms. Clients have included global icons such as Nike, Levi Strauss, Volvo Cars, WWF, and numerous governments, as well as the United Nations Secretariat.

Today, the AtKisson brand name is associated with dedication to quality, long experience, creative methods, and unquestioned integrity, as well as high returns on investment. We are dedicated to helping you achieve genuine success in sustainability — quickly, strategically, and affordably.

What Do We Offer?

Solutions for Transformative Change

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AtKisson Group by the Numbers

407
Cumulative years of sustainability experience
324
Projects completed
46
Countries we've worked in
99%
Satisfied clients

Helping the people who make sustainability happen

Who We Are

AtKisson Group is a global network of firms, university-based offices, and individual practitioners. AtKisson Inc., the hub company, is based in the US. It manages the development of our tools and has ownership of firms in Sweden and Germany. We have accredited Affiliates and partners in France, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Mexico, and other countries. As an agile network, we can quickly form teams to address specific issues or to work in specific regions.

Meet our people  Our Business Model

Our Global Network

Organizational Affiliates and Partners

 
AtKisson Inc. USA & AtKisson Europe AB

AtKisson Inc. USA & AtKisson Europe AB

Corporate & Network Hub
Auburn University

Auburn University

Affiliate - SE USA
Cabinet Espere

Cabinet Espere

Affiliate - France
Centre for Systems Solutions

Centre for Systems Solutions

Affiliate - Poland
Change Agent Inc.

Change Agent Inc.

Affiliate - Japan
Center for Sustainability Transformation

Center for Sustainability Transformation

Affiliate - Germany
Center for Sustainable Development/CEMUS - Uppsala University

Center for Sustainable Development/CEMUS - Uppsala University

Partner - Sweden
Mendeleev University of Chemical Science

Mendeleev University of Chemical Science

Partner - Russia
CREATE/Sasin Center for Sustainability Management

CREATE/Sasin Center for Sustainability Management

Affiliate - SE Asia
Sendzimir Foundation

Sendzimir Foundation

Affiliate - Poland
Systainability Asia

Systainability Asia

Affiliate - SE Asia

One of the world’s most experienced multi-service organizations in the field of sustainability.

What We Do

Connect with our Training Programs and Global Learning Initiatives

Training and Coaching             Formal Education               Supporting the UN SDG’s

Center for Sustainability Transformation

Center for Sustainability Transformation

Compass Education

Compass Education

17Goals

17Goals

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A glimpse at our work, and our clients

Al-Sayer – Advancing Sustainable Business in Kuwait

Al-Sayer – Advancing Sustainable Business in Kuwait

WWF – Creating a Sustainable Blue Economy

WWF – Creating a Sustainable Blue Economy

ISHES – Researching the Sustainable Economy

ISHES – Researching the Sustainable Economy

Supporting the United Nations with Strategy and Analysis

Supporting the United Nations with Strategy and Analysis

Helping a global brand become a global leader

Helping a global brand become a global leader

Envisioning Fossil-Fuel-Free Transport in Sweden

Envisioning Fossil-Fuel-Free Transport in Sweden

SIDA International Training Programs

SIDA International Training Programs

Creating an “Aha!” for a global accounting firm

Creating an “Aha!” for a global accounting firm

WWF-US – The 3% Solution

WWF-US – The 3% Solution

Supporting a global company’s rise to sustainability prominence

Supporting a global company’s rise to sustainability prominence

News

CBD Urges Businesses and Financial Institutions to Make Pledge for Biodiversity

CBD Urges Businesses and Financial Institutions to Make Pledge for Biodiversity

Dec 01 2016

According to recent findings published in Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 by the Convention on Biological Diversity, efforts to achieve the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets are currently…

Keep calm and carry on with sustainability — with respect, honesty, and compassion

Keep calm and carry on with sustainability — with respect, honesty, and compassion

Nov 25 2016

An open letter to our global community from Alan AtKisson The recent election results in the United States have caused strong reactions…

Alan AtKisson’s presentation at Strategy Forum 2016

Alan AtKisson’s presentation at Strategy Forum 2016

Nov 09 2016

 

The Clothes “We Don’t Need”

The Clothes “We Don’t Need”

Oct 24 2016

The following article was written by Anna Brismar, founder of Green Strategy Sweden. Anna works as sustainability consultant within the fashion and textile field,…

 

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