28 November 2012

Stigson named IIASA private sector advisor

Björn Stigson, Chairman of Stigson and Partners AB and Former President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), has been named as an advisor to IIASA Director and CEO Prof. Pavel Kabat.

Bjoern Stigson at IIASA Conference ©IIASA

Bjoern Stigson at IIASA Conference ©IIASA

Kabat and Stigson agreed on the new collaboration during a meeting on 27 November, 2012. In this role, Stigsson will advise IIASA on collaborations with industrial and private sector businesses. He will bring IIASA closer to the private sector and business world. While IIASA is a research center, its findings have applications both in policy and for industry and private sector collaborations.

Stigson has extensive experience in international business. He began his career as a financial analyst with the Swedish Kockums Group.

From left: IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Stigson & Partners Chairman Björn Stigson, and IIASA Director & CEO Pavel Kabat

Since then he has held leading positions in finance, marketing, and management. In 1995 he was appointed President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 leading international corporations. In December 2011 he retired and is now Advisor to the new President of WBCSD. Stigson is also a visiting professor, holding the Assar Gabrielson chair in Applied Corporate Management at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, and has served on the board and advisory councils of a variety of international companies, governments and organizations, including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; the Veolia Sustainable Development Advisory Committee; the Siemens Sustainability Advisory Board and the CEEW (Council on Energy, Environment and Water) India Advisory Board.

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