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 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.