Stigson amassed extensive experience in international business before
becoming President of the
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
He began his career as Financial Analyst with the
Swedish Kockums Group. From 1971-82,he worked for ESAB, an international
supplier of welding equipment, in different positions, being responsible for
finance, operations and marketing.
In 1983 he became President and CEO of the Fläkt
Group, a company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and the world leader
in environmental control technology.
Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, in 1991
he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB Asea Brown Boveri’s
Executive Management Group.
From 1993-94 he ran his own management consultancy.
In 1995 he was appointed President of the WBCSD, a
coalition of some 200 leading international corporations.
He now serves on the boards of or on committees
advising the Chinese government, the
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes,
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University,
Clinton Global Initiative
Global Reporting Initiative.