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

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Mike Wallace Interviewed on Nasdaq Live

As part of Nasdaq’s Sustainability Series, BrownFlynn’s Managing Director, Mike Wallace, is asked to discuss sustainability trends today for companies surrounding ratings & rankings, reporting, and transparency. He also describes BrownFlynn’s ability to lead by example, its client service offerings, ongoing partnerships, and highlight stories.



GRI Transition to Standards

This four-hour session provides an orientation to the newly released GRI Standards. Learn the changes in terminology and features between GRI G4 and the Standards, as well as the benefits of using the Standards for sustainability reporting and how to do so.