M. Björn Stigson

Mr Björn Stigson

Stigson & Partners AB

Former President,
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
1995 -2011

Visiting Professor,
Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Honorar Professor on Sustainable Development,
EBS Business School ,Wiesbaden

Honorary Doctorates,
Mälardalen University, Sweden
Gothenburg University ,Sweden


Björn Stigson has extensive experience in international business.

1969 he began his career with the Kockums Group, then the world´s biggest shipyard.

1971- 82 he held various positions with ESAB, the international supplier of equipment for welding.

 In 1983-91 he was President and CEO of the Fläkt Group, the world leader in environmental control technology. Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB´s Executive Management Group.

 1995 -2011 he was President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 leading international corporations.

Bjorn Stigson is now chairman of his own consulting company and since April 2010 ,a visiting professor at the School of  Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and Honorar Professor on Sustainable Development at EBS Business School, Wiesbaden.
Bjorn Stigson has served on boards and advisory councils of a variety of international companies, organizations and governments. This includes the US Congress , the Chinese government and the German government as Chairman of the Peer Review on Sustainable Development Policies in Germany. He has also been a member of the Deans Council at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

He is presently a member of the following boards/advisory councils:
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University ,the Advisory Council on Sustainable development to the President of Catalonia, Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics , member of the EBS University Academic Advisory Council ,Wiesbaden, member of the Future Earth Engagement Committee to enhance science on sustainable development.

Björn Stigson also serves as senior advisor to the head of IIASA (International Institute for Applied systems Analysis) ,Vienna and to the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) Sweden..