Alan AtKisson is an author, innovator and leader in sustainability and sustainable development. Alan has been working professionally in the field since 1988. He edited one of the sustainability movement’s first journals, helped establish the field of sustainability consulting, led several pionneering and prominent organizations and initiatives, developed tools and methods now used around the world, and has received several international awards and honors in connection with his many years of dedicated service to the vision of a sustainable future for people and planet.
Alan is currently Assistant Director-General of Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Since 2018 he has been part of the agency’s senior management team, representing Sida in international fora and directing the Department of Partnership and Innovation. His responsibilities include leading Sida’s work in research cooperation, development finance, civil society, capacity development, and private sector collaboration. For more information on his current position, please see his LinkedIn profile.
This is Alan’s personal website, which includes his blog, information about his books and other writing, and a gateway to all his recorded music (Alan is also a singer-songwriter and guitarist). All opinions expressed here (and in Alan’s other public writing) are entirely his own.
Prior to joining Sida, Alan worked as a strategic advisor, speaker, and trainer in the field of sustainability and sustainable development. He held a number of organizational leadership positions, accrued over 30 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, and advised numerous governments, leading companies, global NGOs, and the United Nations.
For more information, see Alan’s detailed professional biography.