Prior to becoming a consultant, Sissel Waage launched and directed the research and development program at the Natural Step, an international advisory services and research organization focused on sustainable business. Waage served as core staff with the Natural Step’s Services Group, advising Fortune 500 companies on integration of sustainability into strategy, operations, reporting, and philanthropy.
Waage has also worked with Sustainable Northwest and the World Wildlife Fund’s East and Southern Africa Program, and she has served as a consultant to the Garfield Foundation, Packard Foundation, Biodiversity Support Program, Forest Trends, and several other international conservation and development organizations.
Waage received her BA from Amherst College and completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She has studied at the University of Oslo in Norway as a Fulbright scholar and at the National University of Singapore.
She has published articles in Corporate Environmental Strategy, Society and Natural Resources, Political Geography, and Journal of Sustainable Forestry and has edited Ants, Galileo, and Gandhi: Designing the Future of Business through Nature, Genius, and Compassion (Greenleaf, 2003).