We help you to prioritize and respond to sustainability ratings and rankings (e.g., CDP Climate Change, CDP Water, DJSI, and EcoVadis) to maximize the business value of responding while streamlining your company’s efforts.

BrownFlynn’s Prioritization Framework℠ helps you to sort through the complex and rapidly changing arena of more than one hundred sustainability indices. Using this proprietary framework, BrownFlynn evaluates the world’s most influential rankings to find those with the most strategic and credibility value for your company. A typical engagement includes:

  • An up-to-date overview of the sustainability ranking landscape

  • Concrete, strategic recommendations for performance improvement

  • Ranking prioritization

  • Analysis of competitive performance relative to selected peers

  • Distillation of industry-wide best practices

  • Guidance on emerging trends and changing methodologies

BrownFlynn Prioritization Framework


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.