Pardee Center Paper Featured at WorldChanging

worldchangingAlan Atkisson’s paper “Pushing ‘Reset’ on Sustainable Development,” the first in the new Pardee Center Series Sustainable Development Insights, jointly published with the United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Partnership, has just been republished at the popular website

In the paper, Alan Atkisson explores how to continue accelerating sustainable development in an era of financial collapse and if sustainable development requires a “reset”. The paper concludes, “Perhaps the word ‘reset’ – a return to an original state, in this case the origins of our understanding of sustainable development, in terms of both systems science and social change – is the right metaphor after all.”


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Alan AtKisson is president of the AtKisson Group, a global sustainability consultancy, and co-president of the International Network of Resource Information Centers, aka “The Balaton Group.” He has worked at the leading edge of sustainability innovation and practice since 1988. His firm’s clinents include global companies, governments, cities, and other organizations committed to sustainability leadership. His most recent book is The ISIS Agreement: How sustainability can improve organizational performance and transform the world (Earthscan, 2008).

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