For sustainability to be successful at your company, employees must understand and embrace your efforts. BrownFlynn develops sustainability employee engagement plans for a variety of clients and industries. Engagement plans build awareness, prompt employees to take action, and provide a path for employees to drive change in your organization.

Don’t assume a one-off tactic that worked well for another organization will work well in yours. A successful engagement plan should include a comprehensive set of tactics that spans at least 18 to 24 months to embed sustainability in your organization.

The BrownFlynn Engagement Pathway℠

BrownFlynn will recommend strategic language, tools, and tactics across these stages to drive Awareness, Connection, Commitment, and Ongoing Action.


Engaging employees around sustainability is complex and takes time. It requires developing a deep understanding of your employee audiences and their work environment, and leveraging communication channels that are most effective for each audience. We take time to uncover what will work best for your culture, your employees, and your industry to help you to tailor a plan that suits your organization.

For more information, please contact us at (216) 303 6000 or email us.


BrownFlynn Lights Up Times Square

Early in September 2017, BrownFlynn and Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to Be Women), a book written by the firm’s Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, lit up the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower in Times Square. The book captures insights and stories of 25 of the nation’s most accomplished and influential women in business—including Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, on how they empower and uplift others as they seek to progress in their lives and careers. In recognition of BrownFlynn’s 20th anniversary, all net proceeds of the book will be donated to the YWCA Greater Cleveland to “uplift” and support the education of young women transitioning out of foster care.



BrownFlynn Launches Fifth Sustainability Report, in Accordance with GRI G4 Guidelines

In April 2017, BrownFlynn was proud to release its fifth sustainability report, Partner for Sustained Value, written in accordance with the GRI G4 Guidelines Core option.



BrownFlynn and Sustainserv Form Strategic Partnership;
Strengthens Sustainability Expertise and Geographic Reach

In October 2016, BrownFlynn, a Cleveland-based corporate sustainability and governance consulting firm, and Sustainserv, a Zurich- and Boston-based corporate sustainability, analytics, and communications firm, have entered into a strategic partnership. The partnership will leverage complementary capabilities to give corporations access to a comprehensive and expanded library of sustainability services in North America, Europe, and Asia.



Shift Happens

Check out Shift Happens, BrownFlynn’s monthly GreenBiz column focusing on sustainability and organizational change.



Professional Development

In need of the latest professional development in the sustainability field? BrownFlynn offers a wide range of webinars, trainings, and speaking engagements.