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For 25 years, AtKisson Group has been an acknowledged leader in strategic sustainability

The AtKisson Group is a unique global network of commercial firms, non-profit organizations, and university centers of expertise. We offer consulting, training, reporting, and related services. Our clients include global companies, government agencies, large NGOs, and the United Nations. Our tools, strategies and analyses are in use around the world.

Founded in 1992 by Alan AtKisson—internationally known author, advisor, and inspirational speaker, inducted into the Sustainability Hall of Fame in 2013—the AtKisson Group has Affiliates and Associates around the world. We blend scientifically robust methods with creative approaches, turning complex sustainability challenges into successful strategies for change.

 

Our History

A quarter-century of work at the forefront of sustainability

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

Alan’s ultimate aim was to spread sustainability ideas more quickly and accelerate change. His early consulting projects for cities, foundations, and international initiatives around the world led to the creation of tools and methods to support integrated planning, indicators and analysis; transformative organizational development; training for change agents; and other 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 concepts such “sustainability change agent” and focused on creating transformation through accelerated innovation. His keynote speeches and seminars, often including musical interludes and interactive exercises, electrified audiences that ranged from research scientists to business executives, and from high school students to military officers.

By 2001, the AtKisson Group had established its second office in Stockholm, Sweden (where Alan now lives). By 2010, there were AtKisson Group Affiliates and partners in France, Germany, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Mexico and other countries. While the AtKisson Group remains small in business terms, its past and current clients 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 sustainability investment. We are dedicated to helping you achieve genuine success in sustainability — quickly, strategically, and affordably.

What we offer:

Effective strategies and tools for making change happen

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AtKisson Group by the Numbers

414
Cumulative years of sustainability experience
339
Projects completed
47
Countries we've worked in
100%
Level of satisfaction that we guarantee

Helping the people who make sustainability happen

Who We Are

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

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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

We are one of the world’s most experienced organizations in the field of sustainability.

What We Do

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A glimpse at our work, and our clients

WWF – Creating a Sustainable Ocean Economy

WWF – Creating a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Strategic support to the United Nations

Strategic support to the United Nations

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

Advising a global accounting firm

Advising a global accounting firm

WWF-US Corporate Climate Strategy

WWF-US Corporate Climate Strategy

Supporting a global company’s rise to sustainability prominence

Supporting a global company’s rise to sustainability prominence

News from our Global Network

Free e-book tells story of OUT TO SEA exhibit’s success

Free e-book tells story of OUT TO SEA exhibit’s success

Sep 26 2017

The OUT TO SEA museum exhibit on ocean plastics — crowdfunded and managed by AtKisson Group and hosted by Stockholm’s Tekniska museum…

AtKisson Group: 5 years of pro bono work for the SDGs

AtKisson Group: 5 years of pro bono work for the SDGs

Sep 12 2017

The AtKisson Group has been deeply involved in supporting the SDGs since 2012. We have been involved in their formation, development, launch,…

In the SDG era, Sustainability is truly for everyone

In the SDG era, Sustainability is truly for everyone

Sep 06 2017

Alan AtKisson’s popular 50-page mini-book on communicating sustainability has just been released in its 2nd edition. And it’s free if you need…

How universities are using tools to accelerate sustainability

How universities are using tools to accelerate sustainability

Sep 02 2017

By Alan AtKisson Photo: Masters students at University of Iceland completing an AtKisson “Pyramid” workshop. This article, which summarizes a longer academic…

AtKisson Network: 8 Questions with Mike Kensler

AtKisson Network: 8 Questions with Mike Kensler

Jun 13 2017

Mike Kensler has been dedicated to accelerating sustainability for many years, starting with his studies at the University of Michigan where he earned a M.S.…

Want to crowdfund changing the world? Two great opportunities

Want to crowdfund changing the world? Two great opportunities

May 29 2017

Plastic recycling and job creation in Senegal, or empowering student sustainability leaders in Asia. Take your pick … or support them both.…

 

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