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Alan AtKisson speaking in Oslo (photo: DOGA)

Alan AtKisson is an author and senior advisor in the fields of sustainability, sustainable development, and organizational change, with 30 years of international experience, working in over 50 countries. He has written six previous books, including the bestseller Believing Cassandra. He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences; and he is also known as a professional singer-songwriter. In his role as a consultant, AtKisson advises governments, leading companies, global NGOs, and the United Nations, with a focus on strategy, policy, capacity development, innovation and leadership.

AtKisson has also served in leadership roles for national and international institutions, and he is the founder or co-founder of several organizations working in the field of sustainability. He served on the President’s Science and Technology Advisory Council for the European Commission. In 2013, in recognition for his work as a sustainability leader, innovator, and communicator, AtKisson was inducted into the international Sustainability Hall of Fame; and in 2015, he was also elected a Full Member of the Club of Rome.

A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, AtKisson lives in Stockholm. For a full bio and profile, see