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EVENTS

G4 GRI-Certified Sustainability Reporting Training

Learn the business case for sustainability reporting, an overview of the GRI G4 framework, and details on each of the five phases of the “GRI Process.” This course is designed for individuals developing their company’s sustainability report. Our next training will take place on October 6-7, 2016 at Montclair State University.

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Margie Flynn Speaks at University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium’s Annual Conference

Principal & Co-Founder Margie Flynn will be a featured speaker at the University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium’s Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The title of her session is “Driving Sustainable Innovation Through Supplier Partnerships.”

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Mike Wallace Speaks at GreenBuild

Managing Director Mike Wallace will speak at the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo on the topic of “Sustainability Reporting: Big, Small and In-Between.”

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Jessica Urdangarin Speaks at MI Healthcare Conference

Senior Consultant Jessica Urdangarin will speak at the 9th Annual MI Green Healthcare Conference on October 19th on the topic of “What Matters and Where: Determining the ESG Topics that Matter Most in Health Care.” Please visit their website for more information.

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RESOURCES

What Matters and Where: Managing Sustainability in the Health Care Sector

This white paper authored by BrownFlynn and Trucost discusses how to use sustainability as a financial strategy within health care to drive tangible benefits.

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Resilience: Leveraging Global Sustainability Initiatives to Your Business Advantage

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guest the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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RESOURCES

The ESG Disruption: Don’t Be Left Behind

An article authored by Barb Brown and Mike Wallace, featured in the March issue of IR Update, distributed by NIRI. The article discusses how more investment professionals are taking a longer-term approach and are evaluating companies based on ESG criteria.

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RESOURCES

A New Normal in Sustainability

An article developed for Directorship, the official magazine for the National Association of Corporate Directors. This article discusses corporations turning sustainability programs into new business opportunities and a competitive advantage.

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NEWS

BrownFlynn and EcoVadis Partnership Brings Sustainability Best Practices to North American Companies

BrownFlynn and EcoVadis, the leader in sustainability ratings for supply chains, have entered into a strategic partnership focused on the North American marketplace. The partnership brings training and consulting services to North American companies to optimize their response to the EcoVadis evaluation, and to improve their sustainability performance and practices.

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Mike Wallace Featured in Forbes Article

Managing Director Mike Wallace is featured in this Forbes article (part of a regular column authored by Christopher Skroupa of Skytop Strategies) about ESG reporting and messaging.

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Mike Krzus Featured in Corporate Secretary

Senior Advisor & Integrated Reporting Expert Mike Krzus is featured in this Corporate Secretary article about GE’s first integrated summary report.

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2016

Collaborative Creatives

After two months of interning with BrownFlynn, I have begun to understand the true meaning of teamwork within a business. I have started to see how design collaboration works within…

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Pittsburgh Flexes Its Sustainability Muscle

Back in 2011, one of the world’s largest certified Global Reporting Initiative trainings to date took place in Cleveland, drawing nearly 200 business students and college seniors from 14 colleges…

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Barb Brown

Principal & Co-Founder

Margie Flynn

Principal & Co-Founder

Jennifer Andress

Senior Consultant

Marissa Brydle

Associate Consultant & Marketing Manager

Sarah Corrigan

Senior Consultant

Jennifer Griffith

Senior Design Consultant

Jennifer Klie

Director of Operations

Mike Krzus

Senior Advisor

Kate Lasco

Analyst

Cora Lee Mooney

Director of Learning

Jared Robbins

Associate Consultant

Kristin Siepker

Senior Office Administrator

Jessica Urdangarin

Senior Consultant

Mike Wallace

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G4-1
Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability
G4-3
Name of the organization
G4-4
Primary brands, products, and services
G4-5
Location of organization’s headquarters
G4-6
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report
G4-7
Nature of ownership and legal form
G4-8
Markets served
G4-9
Scale of the reporting organization
G4-10
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
G4-11
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
G4-12
Description of the organization’s supply chain
G4-13
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain
G4-14
Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
G4-15
Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
G4-16
Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations
G4-17
Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports
G4-18
Process for defining report content
G4-19
Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content
G4-20
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization
G4-21
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization
G4-22
Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports
G4-23
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries
G4-24
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
G4-25
The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
G4-26
The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process
G4-27
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns
G4-28
Reporting period
G4-29
Date of most recent previous report
G4-30
Reporting cycle
G4-31
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
G4-32
‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index
G4-33
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
G4-34
Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body
G4-56
The organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
G4-DMA
Disclosure on Management Approach for Aspect
G4-EC3
Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations.
G4-EC4
Financial assistance received from government.
G4-EC8
Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
G4-LA1
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
G4-LA9
Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and by employee category.
G4-LA11
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.