Director of Partnership & Innovation
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Alan AtKisson works as Assistant Director-General for Partnership and Innovation at Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The views expressed here are his own.
He has nearly 30 years of experience and was inducted into the International Sustainability Hall of Fame in 2013 in recognition of his many contributions to the field, including bestselling books ("Believing Cassandra," "Sustainability is for Everyone"), widely used tools and planning methods, training processes for "sustainability change agents" and founding several sustainability businesses and voluntary initiatives.
AtKisson has given hundreds of speeches and seminars around the world. He is also known as a professional singer, songwriter and guitarist who sometimes blends music into his presentations. He has been advising the United Nations Secretariat in New York since 2009, and he served on the President’s Science and Technology Advisory Council of the European Commission (2014-2015). Working through the international consultancy he founded in 1992, the AtKisson Group, he has consulted for many years with large corporations (such as Levi’s, EY, and Nike) as well as many governments and international agencies. He is a past president of the Balaton Group, and a full member of the Club of Rome. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Sweden, AtKisson lives in Stockholm.
For information on his books and music, visit www.AlanAtKisson.com.