BrownFlynn has been producing non-financial reports since 2005. We are expert in applying multiple reporting frameworks including GRI, SASB, and the IIRC.

However you choose to report, we guide you to use the reporting process as a management tool rather than producing a report for the report’s sake. Our end-to-end expertise includes writing, design, development, and production of your report regardless of reporting framework, audience, or reporting platform (e.g., print, online/interactive, highlights brochures, etc.).

Reporting As a Management Tool


The scope of problems confronting companies requires a comprehensive approach to governance, strategy, and communication. Our approach helps clients develop a deeper understanding of relationships and commitments, make better decisions, create more robust engagement with all stakeholders, and reduce reputational risk. It enables our clients to balance the short-term profit motive with concerns for the environment and society.

Through our reporting efforts, BrownFlynn helps clients understand and communicate the difference between sustainability initiatives and a sustainable business strategy.

We help clients make a commitment to strong governance.
  • Establish clear governance mechanisms that directly involve the board in ESG issues

  • Commit to transparency about ESG policies and procedures

We help clients build strong connection to stakeholders.
  • Develop a robust and responsive stakeholder engagement process

  • Credibly respond to societal demands for integrity and engagement

We help clients influence their future.
  • Develop a clear point of view about how to shape the future of the business and sector

  • Focus on ESG issues and UN SDGs that have the greatest effect on creating value over the long term

We help clients manage and lead change.
  • Commit to including ESG objectives in incentive compensation metrics to foster a culture of innovation in products, services, and processes

  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration and communication

We help clients communicate about their performance.
  • Ensure that honesty and openness guide decisions about report content

  • Commit to maintaining a long term horizon in external communications

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.



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

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



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.