Alan AtKisson has been working at the forefront of sustainability for over twenty years; and he has helped to initiate, guide, train, or strategically develop sustainability initiatives in many different countries.  As a consultant, he has worked with clients in many different sectors as well, from small businesses to global corporations, from large cities to small islands, from UN and World Bank funded programs in Africa to US military bases.

He is the author of two books, Believing Cassandra: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist's World (Chelsea Green, 1999); and The Sustainability Transformation: How to Accelerate Positive Change in Challenging Times (Earthscan 2011).  He is a contributing author to several other books as well, including The Natural Advantage of Nations (Earthscan, 2006) and The Future of Sustainability (Springer, 2006).  His articles and essays have been widely published in magazines, academic journals, and websites.

Alan is the originator of the "ISIS Method," a step-by-step process for teaching, learning, and doing sustainable development in practice, as well as the lead designer of the "ISIS Accelerator," a comprehensive set of tools designed to support learning, assessment, collaboration, innovation, and strategic action on sustainability, adopted around the world.