We benchmark your sustainability program, performance, and transparency against your peers to help determine best practices to inform a tangible strategy for improving performance.

There are several common types of benchmarking we offer based on your needs and strategies that you are looking to inform. BrownFlynn can answer these questions for your company by identifying and analyzing your performance against a set of industry peers or “aspirational” peers—typically leaders in sustainability admired by your company leadership.

Common Benchmarking Topics
Service Offering Approach Benefits
Transparency Benchmark An overall assessment of the reporting and public disclosure practices Provides evidence for improving overall corporate responsibility communications platform
Performance Management Benchmark An assessment of the goals, metrics, and management practices outlined by your company and your peer set
  • Identifies leadership opportunities and gaps

  • Assists with buy-in from executive leaders who are motivated by competition

Topics Benchmark A ranking of material topics demonstrated by your company and your peer set through public disclosures
  • Establishes reference list for materiality assessment and weighting in the matrix

  • Identifies potential gaps in the topics that your company is currently managing

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.