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Alan AtKisson

Alan AtKisson

Co-President of the Balaton Group, President of the AtKisson Group

Writer, communications specialist, sustainable development consultant and strategic counselor. President of the Atkisson Group. Co-President of the Balaton Group. 

Alan AtKisson has been working in the field of sustainable development since 1988. He specializes in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies, sustainable development policies and in developing initiatives. 
 
Alan began his career in the field of sustainable development as executive editor of the magazine In Context: A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture. In 1990, he was one of co-organizers of the Sustainable Seattle Initiative, which was later recognized by the United Nations as a model project in urban sustainability. 
 
In 1992, Alan began consulting on sustainability and founded a small business, which has grown into the AtKisson Group. He has led the Group since then, with two breaks to take other positions temporarily: Director of the National Indicators Program at Redefining Progress, a US economic policy think-tank; and Executive Director of Earth Charter International, the coordinating hub for the global Earth Charter Initiative.
 
Alan works on implementing projects on different scales from small towns to big transnational corporations.  
 
His career gave him the opportunity to participate in the development of a number of methods and tools aimed at creating sustainability indicators, training programs, assessment and planning. These tools and methods, for example, ISIS Method and ISIS Accelerator Tools, are currently being implemented all around the world. 
 
Last year, Alan AtKisson consulted the Egyptian National Council on competitiveness in the framework of the report to the Prime-Minister of Egypt on new Green development strategy, Levi Strauss & Co. and other companies.
 
Alan is the author of two books: Believing Cassandra (1999) and The Sustainability Transformation (2010), which were published in Russian at the beginning of 2012. 
 

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