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EVENTS

Mike Wallace Speaks at Skytop Strategies’ CSR 2.0 Symposium

On April 20, 2016, Managing Director Mike Wallace will present the panel discussion “Ratings & Rankings: Demystifying CSR as a Factor in Their Calculations” in San Francisco, CA. BrownFlynn clients, partners, and colleagues can receive a special discount on registration.

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Barb Brown Speaks at 5th GRI Global Conference

On May 18, 2016, Principal and Co-Founder Barb Brown will facilitate the North American session entitled: “Thinking Ahead: How the Investor Community is Changing its Need for Sustainability Reporting and Analysis.” Session participants include Evan Harvey (Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq) and Brent Bergeron (Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Goldcorp).

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Mike Wallace Speaks at GreenBiz Forum 2016

On February 24, 2016, Managing Director Mike Wallace will moderate a panel discussion at the GreenBiz Forum 2016 entitled: “Conducting a Materiality Assessment That Drives Results.” Panelists include Nicole Koharik, Global Sustainability Marketing Director, GOJO Industries.

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G4 GRI-Certified Sustainability Reporting Training in Nashville, TN

March 8–9, 2016, 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.

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The GRI G4 Snapshot Training in Nashville, TN

March 8, 2016, learn the business case for sustainability, an overview of the GRI G4 framework, and tools to help navigate the GRI G4 guidelines.

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RESOURCES

How Human Capital Impacts Corporate Financial Performance

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guest Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program (Pensions & Capital Stewardship Project).

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Sustainable Procurement II: How Will the U.S. Government’s Plans Impact You?

A CRA webinar moderated by BrownFlynn, featuring the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. General Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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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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RESOURCES

Modern Compliance

A BrownFlynn article authored for Ethisphere magazine. What are the consequences of being in business? This is a question we often ask our clients as they consider compliance requirements, what standards they should set with regard to ethics and integrity, and how they manage their corporate responsibility/sustainability impacts.

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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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NEWS

Value Chain Holds Key to Engaging Health Care Sector on Sustainability

This white paper advises sustainability managers in health care organizations on how to demonstrate the economic and business benefits of enhancing environmental and social performance.

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BrownFlynn Celebrates 20th Anniversary

In honor of our 20th year, we launched a new website, released our fourth sustainability report, and plan to publish a book by year-end.

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Our Thoughts on the Important Issues

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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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2015

My Experience at BrownFlynn

My name is Erin Murphy. For my senior year internship for Aurora High School I worked with BrownFlynn and their Senior Design Consultant, Jennifer Griffith, in the area of graphic…

TEAM

Our Game Changers

Barb Brown

Principal & Co-Founder

Margie Flynn

Principal & Co-Founder

Jennifer Andress

Senior Consultant

Marissa Brydle

Associate Consultant & Marketing Manager

Sarah Corrigan

Associate Consultant

Jennifer Griffith

Senior Design Consultant

Jennifer Klie

Director of Operations

Mike Krzus

Senior Advisor & Integrated Reporting Expert

Kate Lasco

Analyst

Cora Lee Mooney

Director of Learning & Senior Consultant

Jared Robbins

Associate Consultant

Jessica Urdangarin

Senior Consultant

Mike Wallace

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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
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Name of the organization
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Primary brands, products, and services
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Location of organization’s headquarters
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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
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Nature of ownership and legal form
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Markets served
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Scale of the reporting organization
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Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
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Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
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Description of the organization’s supply chain
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Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain
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Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
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Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
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Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations
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Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports
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Process for defining report content
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Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content
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For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization
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For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization
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Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports
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Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries
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List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
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The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
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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
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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
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Reporting period
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Date of most recent previous report
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Reporting cycle
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Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
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‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index
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Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
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Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body
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The organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
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Disclosure on Management Approach for Aspect
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Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations.
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Financial assistance received from government.
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Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
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Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
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Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and by employee category.
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Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.