“AtKisson Group” is becoming “Sustainability Accelerator Network”

The AtKisson Group — a global leader in making sustainability happen for 26 years — is changing

We are a professional network of firms, foundations, individual experts, and university centers of expertise. We offer advisory, training, research and communications services. Our clients include global companies, government agencies, large NGOs, and the United Nations. Our tools, analyses, and strategic advice have been put to use around the world.

And we are changing our name. Founder Alan AtKisson has taken on a new role, as a senior official in the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (“Sida”). Our newly renamed Sustainability Accelerator Network, with members in a dozen countries, will continue to offer the same high-quality services.

 

Our History

AtKisson Group has always been at the forefront of sustainability. The Sustainability Accelerator Network continues that tradition.

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.

AtKisson’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.

AtKisson’s 1999 bestseller Believing Cassandra – How to be an optimist in a pessimist’s world introduced concepts such as “sustainability change agent” and creating sustainability transformation through accelerated innovation. His keynote speeches and seminars, often including musical interludes and interactive exercises, electrified audiences ranging 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 lives — he is a dual citizen of the US and Sweden). By 2010, there were AtKisson Group Affiliates and partners in France, Germany, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Mexico and other countries. While the AtKisson Group remained small in business terms, its clients included global icons such as Nike, Levi Strauss, Volvo Cars, WWF, and numerous governments, as well as the United Nations Secretariat.

The AtKisson brand name was always associated with top quality services, using creative methods, based on long experience, delivered with unquestioned integrity, as well as high returns on sustainability investment. Its successor, the Sustainability Accelerator Network (SusAccel), is equally dedicated to helping you achieve genuine success in sustainability — quickly, strategically, and reliably.

The Sustainability Accelerator Network is a trusted source of

Decision support, analysis, tools & training

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AtKisson Group History 1992-2018, by the Numbers

285
Organizational clients served
355
Projects completed
50
Countries worked in
100%
Level of satisfaction that is guaranteed

Helping the people who make sustainability happen