The AtKisson Group:
Accelerating Sustainability

About Us

The AtKisson Group has been working at the forefront of sustainability since 1992

Founded by Alan AtKisson, one of the recognized pioneers of sustainability, the AtKisson Group is an international network of organizations and experts, providing consulting, training, and related services. We create tools, ideas, analyses, programs, and strategies that are used around the world.

With a uniquely integrated and deeply experienced approach to addressing the pressing challenges of our time, AtKisson Group is a highly regarded source of fresh thinking, well-tested methods, and creative inspiration for the sustainability journey.

 

Our History

We began in Seattle, and we started out as volunteers.

In 1990, Alan AtKisson co-founded the Sustainable Seattle initiative, which would later be recognized by the United Nations as a model project in urban sustainability and indicator development. Sustainable Seattle would act as a catalyst for the meeting between key individuals and a shared purpose that would later give birth to the AtKisson Group.

In 1992, Alan founded a small consultancy with a vision of introducing innovative tools into the new field of sustainability, and helping to accelerate change around the world. Our early consulting projects were in support of the sustainability leaders of the time, and they built our competency in indicators and assessment, organizational development, initiative design, training, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, communication, and other critical skill areas. Out of these projects also developed a set of proven tools and methods for advancing sustainability, which were brought together as the VISIS method (Vision, Indicators, Systems, Innovation, Strategy) and the Accelerator toolkit. (“VISIS” was formerly known as “ISIS”.)

Today, the AtKisson Group is a global network of consultancies, university centers of expertise, and experienced individuals. Our tools, such as the Sustainability Compass and the Pyramid workshop, have spread around the world. We are still made from the same core ingredients: systems thinking, science-based methods, and practical experience working with business, government, civil society. We have a sense of passion for our work, and an unwavering commitment to quality, creativity, and excellence in working with our clients and customers.

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

WWF-US

Supporting a global company’s rise to sustainability prominence

Supporting a global company’s rise to sustainability prominence

News

Bringing sustainability to the Blue Economy

Bringing sustainability to the Blue Economy

Feb 05 2016

Since 2013, AtKisson Group has been providing strategic and research support to WWF Sweden on a variety of topics related to sustainability…

AtKisson Group Joins Paris Pledge for Action

AtKisson Group Joins Paris Pledge for Action

Dec 23 2015

The AtKisson Group is one of over 1,000 “non-state actors” (cities, businesses, NGOs etc.) to have formally signed a pledge to support…

Compass Education’s “Whole-School” Approach to Sustainability

Compass Education’s “Whole-School” Approach to Sustainability

Dec 11 2015

Over the past four years, a quiet revolution has been brewing in international education, focused in Southeast Asia. The topic is sustainability,…

AtKisson Group Sponsors Global “17Goals” Initiative

AtKisson Group Sponsors Global “17Goals” Initiative

Dec 11 2015

The AtKisson Group is the principal sponsor of a global initiative to raise awareness and inspire action to implement the 17 Sustainable…

 

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