Founded in January 1996, BrownFlynn is a leading corporate sustainability and governance consulting firm. In our early days we provided strategic change management communications services to corporate clients. By 1998, the Firm developed a niche in strategic philanthropy that we referred to as “community relationship management.” Over time, we evolved our offerings and now exclusively advise Fortune 500 and privately held companies on corporate sustainability and governance. BrownFlynn partners with our clients so they can achieve positive and tangible social, environmental, and economic impact—leading to sustained value.

  • We meet our clients where they are. Our commitment is to facilitate conversations, understand your culture, and learn your processes so we are an extension of your team. We respect that you know your business better than we do.

  • Corporate sustainability and governance advisory services are our sole focus. One hundred percent of our business is in this space. We understand and anticipate emerging sustainability trends, stakeholder expectations, reporting frameworks, engagement tools, and best practices to keep our clients ahead of the curve.

  • BrownFlynn is the first U.S.-certified trainer for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). We have been training and reporting using the GRI framework (from G2 through GRI Standards) since 2005. We use reporting as a management approach rather than reporting for the report’s sake. BrownFlynn is also ideally positioned to help you train and educate your suppliers.

  • We regularly support clients with responses to the leading international standards and reporting bodies, such as GRI, CDP (Climate and Water), RobecoSAM (DJSI), EcoVadis, and a range of the most influential ratings and rankings organizations. Our deep experience allows us to provide you insights into performance and score improvement and identify streamlining opportunities between the various frameworks.

  • Collectively, we are a one-stop shop for materiality assessments, strategy formulation and implementation, reporting expertise, project management, writing, design, development, and production.

  • We seize opportunities to imbue innovation in how we deliver our services to our clients. This results in creative solutions that add value and deliver results.

  • BrownFlynn is a women-owned business and a recognized thought leader in the sustainability industry.


To remind us of our commitment to our clients and one another, BrownFlynn team members proudly display the “We Are BrownFlynn” graphic on their desks to reinforce why we come to work every day.


BrownFlynn aspires to create a world where all companies operate in a manner that enables current and future generations to thrive.


BrownFlynn partners with our clients to achieve positive and tangible social, environmental, and economic impact—leading to sustained value.


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BrownFlynn joins ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy; becomes platform for growth of their U.S. corporate sustainability and governance consulting services.



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