In 2018 “AtKisson Group” became “Sustainability Accelerator Network”
The renamed network is managed by Systainability Asia
This website links to a network of firms, foundations, individual experts, and university centers of expertise who are dedicated to sustainability and use a common set of tools and approaches. Members of the Sustainability Accelerator Network offer advisory, training, research and communications services.
If you came to this site searching for information on the AtKisson Group or founder Alan AtKisson, please be advised that he is now working for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (“Sida”). For information on the Accelerator tools, please see the “Tools” section of this website.
AtKisson Group worked at the forefront of sustainability for 26 years. 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 200 PCS Polymer Clay Disc Beads for Y2K Jewelry Making and 10 Me 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.
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The Sustainability Accelerator Network is a global group of consulting firms, non-profit organizations, university-based centers, and individual practitioners. There are 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.
We provide sustainability advice of all kinds, at all levels—from vision and strategy to training and implementation. We help clients assess risks and options, create new and comprehensive multi-year strategies, or find their most effective next steps within an existing program.
Our programs and workshops are renowned for being high-energy, high-engagement, and high-impact. We help people from different starting points find shared understanding and common purpose, and we equip change agents with skills for success.
Our team includes some of the world’s most experienced researchers, writers, and thinkers in the field of sustainability. We bring clarity to complex ideas, and inspire change with inspiration and insight.