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About the author:
Alan AtKisson has been working in the field of sustainability since 1988. In 1990 he co-founded the Sustainable Seattle initiative, which produced the first urban sustainability indicator set and became a model, recognized by the United Nations in 1996, for similar projects in many countries. In 1992 he founded a consultancy focused on sustainability management, measurement, and capacity building, and today the AtKisson Group has affiliates in nine countries. His clients include United Nations agencies, global companies, and governmental initiatives. Tools and methods developed by the AtKisson Group are widely used in sustainability education and management. Alan is the author of five books, including the bestseller Believing Cassandra (1999, 2010), and The Sustainability Transformation (2010). A dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, he lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Because We Believe in the Future

Collected Essays on Sustainability, 1989-2009

Authored by Alan AtKisson

For over two decades, Alan AtKisson - author of Believing Cassandra and The Sustainability Transformation - has been traveling the world to speak, write, and consult on sustainability. This book brings together the best of his essays, articles, speeches and blog posts, from the first twenty years of his career.

AtKisson has been a leading voice in the sustainability movement almost since it began, and his writing also serves as a guided tour through the emergence of sustainability during that period, from a very personal perspective. The collection also shows just how quickly sustainability rose to prominence during that time: in the first essay, AtKisson is reflecting on the seemingly impossible task of waking up the world to the challenge of global warming, writing from a small basement office in Seattle. By the closing piece, he is reporting on an enormous gathering of world leaders, negotiating the fate of the planet at a climate summit in Copenhagen.

At times serious, at times funny or edgily ironic, AtKisson's essays are engaging windows onto the world of sustainability that are always fresh, and that always aim to inspire.

Publication Date:
1478289252 / 9781478289258
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Environmental Economics

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