Barb Brown to speak at CSR Investing Summit
The “Summer in the city” 6th Annual CSR Investing Summit is an all-day conference that presents a forum for engaging with thought leaders and discussing their points of view on how to define, manage and measure responsible investing. Learn about recent trends and discuss the latest developments in sustainable, responsible and impact investing.
Margie Flynn to Speak at the Female Entrepreneur’s Summit
In its seventh year, the Female Entrepreneur’s Summit will feature a panel of women leaders, including Margie Flynn, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of BrownFlynn.
Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON)
Unique in its field, the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) features case studies that help attendees come to grips with the ever-increasing interaction among energy, sustainability, and environmental professionals solving corporate problems. The majority of participants comprise environmental, energy and sustainability executives from Fortune 500 companies, universities, and government agencies. They learn how large organizations are meeting the challenges today of complying with environmental regulations, reaching enterprise-wide sustainability goals, and reaching energy management targets.
Mike Krzus speaking at the Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC)
Founded in 2015, the Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) works with accounting firms, law firms and investment firms to integrate sustainability as part of a firm’s overall growth strategy. We work to spark innovation by discussing ideas that align with economic opportunities and environmental, social and other stewardship to firms’ shareholders and stakeholders. BrownFlynn’s Mike Krzus will provide the keynote address at the 2018 event.
Trinity Cathedral’s Dean’s Forum Features “Uplifting Leaders”
The Dean’s Forum at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland will feature BrownFlynn Senior Partner and Co-Founder Margie Flynn and Ann Harlan, founder and Co–CEO of Harlan Peterson Partners, and former Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for The J.M. Smucker Company. Ann is one of 25 women featured in a book co-authored by Margie and her business partner Barb Brown titled, “Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to Be Women”), all net proceeds from which will be donated to the YWCA of Greater Cleveland to support the education of young women transitioning out of foster care.
Margie Flynn speaking at Women’s Leadership Symposium
BrownFlynn Senior Partner and Co-Founder Margie Flynn will participate on a panel—“Rise Together”—at Cleveland State University’s Women’s Leadership Symposium. The panel will feature several prominent women executives from Northeast Ohio.
GLOBE Forum 2018
GLOBE Forum brings together business and all levels of government from North America and beyond to accelerate the shift to a sustainable, clean economy. Over the last 25 years, GLOBE Forum events have attracted over 170,000 participants from 97 countries. A world-leading sustainability conference coupled with an exciting, transaction-focused expo, GLOBE Forum is the flagship event anchoring GLOBE Week in North America every two years.
Barb Brown to speak at the NIRI Cleveland/Society for Corporate Governance Luncheon
Principal & Co-Founder Barb Brown will speak at the NIRI Cleveland and Society for Corporate Governance Luncheon about The Risk & Rewards of ESG Investing being held at the Union Club.
CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) is hosting the third CEO Investor Forum
CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) is hosting the third CEO Investor Forum from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Time Warner Center in New York City. This invitation-only event is limited to presentations by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and approximately 150 long-term-oriented, institutional investors and pension funds. The event is designed to redirect the traditional investor presentation focus from short term events to a conversation that underscores and supports a corporate framework capable of generating long-term earnings per share growth.
Mike Wallace to lead workshop "How to Engage Your Investor Relations Team" at GreenBiz18
GreenBiz18 convenes the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities in sustainable business today. BrownFlynn’s Mike Wallace will lead the session “How to Engage Your Investor Relations Team” with Edwards Lifesciences, Intel and General Motors.
Barb Brown to lead workshop "Strategies for Setting and Advancing Breakthrough Goals" at GreenBiz18
Setting and advancing compelling goals that stretch an organization to greater heights is a challenge across sectors, but getting it right has many benefits. Ambitious goals can accelerate an organization’s success in creating stakeholder value. Carefully crafted public goals reveal your intentions for making your organization and the world better for all stakeholders, while serving as an internal management tool and source of inspiration for employee creativity. How do you know what goals to set, how high to aim and which metrics to use? How do you overcome unforeseen obstacles to implementation? During this session, you will learn strategies for setting and advancing breakthrough goals based on the experiences of panelists from the public and private sector. Panel members will share lessons learned and educational case studies that illustrate how setting and advancing breakthrough goals is inspiring stakeholders, changing industries and creating new sources of value.
Barb Brown, Cora Lee Mooney, and Sarah Corrigan speak at GRI Reporters' Summit
The GRI Reporters’ Summit is designed to provide a platform to connect with others and gain practical solutions to challenges in strategy, information gathering, reporting and communications. The event is specifically for professionals who direct and manage the sustainability reporting function within their organizations. As a participant you will return to your organization with specific tools, case studies and practical solutions, helping you be a more effective steward of your organization’s sustainability management and reporting journey. BrownFlynn’s Barb Brown will be featured during the Opening Plenary, Cora Lee Mooney, and Sarah Corrigan will lead a Workshop Session on “Harmonizing GRI with other Reporting Frameworks”.
Mike Wallace leads a private meeting at the WBCSD Member Meeting
Join BrownFlynn at WBCSD’s Member Meeting in North America from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (MST) followed by a networking reception in Phoenix, Arizona ahead of the GreenBiz 2018 conference to look into innovative ways through which pre-competitive collaboration is transforming industries. WBCSD is mobilizing its members around system-wide programs that will accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. BrownFlynn’s Mike Wallace will lead a private meeting on the state of ESG Ratings & Rankings.
Mike Wallace to speak at the VerdeXchange 2018, 11th annual B2B Cleantech & Energy Marketmakers Conference
VerdeXchange's 11th annual cross-platform California conference will build on and confirm the central thesis of previous VerdeXchange conferences: California and the Western States are opportunity-rich markets for renewables, sustainable practice, and finance as well as portals to all of North America.
Mike Wallace to speak at NIRI members briefing
The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) will host a members briefing entitled – ESG Disclosure: Market Trends and Strategic Opportunities. BrownFlynn’s Mike Wallace will present along with market experts from Rivel and Big Pivot Partners.
Barb Brown and Margie Flynn to participate in the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference
Principals and Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn will participate in the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by KeyBank and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, featuring the book authored by Barb and Margie, Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen To Be Women). Also participating in the panel discussion are three interviewees from the book: Jodi Berg, President & CEO of Vitamix Corporation; Jennifer Deckard, President & CEO of Fairmount Santrol; and Jerry Sue Thornton, Founder of Dream Catcher Educational Consulting & President Emeritus of Cuyahoga Community College.
Margie Flynn and Sarah Corrigan speak at Society for Corporate Governance
Principal & Co-Founder Margie Flynn and Senior Consultant Sarah Corrigan will participate in the Society for Corporate Governance--Ohio Chapter’s monthly meeting featuring a panel discussion titled, “Pressure for Greater ESG Disclosure Continues to Mount: How to Respond?” Also participating in the panel are Gina Beredo, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Nordson Corporation, and Diane Biagianti, Vice President & Chief Responsibility Officer, Edwards Lifesciences.
Uplifting Leaders Book Discussion
Join BrownFlynn co-founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn for a moderated discussion about their new book “Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to be Women)” at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Topics will include how successful leaders—both women and men—reach the top while still uplifting others along the way.
ESG Disclosure: Market Trends and Strategic Opportunities
Managing Director, Mike Wallace will moderate this breakfast roundtable with Bloomberg and RobecoSAM that will help corporate practitioners understand the latest market developments, as well as provide practical and actionable guidance on how to prepare and effectively disclose environmental, social and governance (ESG) data.
Senior Advisor Mike Krzus speaks at CEOs for Sustainability Speaker Series: How C-Suites Are Responding to Increasing Stakeholder Demand
Integrated reporting consultant and BrownFlynn Senior Advisor Mike Krzus will describe global drivers of change in business valuation, including demographic and technological trends, the potential impact on companies and the executives who lead them, and how those trends may change the information needs of investors. He will also address how businesses are positioning strategically and tactically through winning sustainable business strategies.
Barb Brown and Mike Wallace to participate in WBCSD annual Council Member Meeting
BrownFlynn Principal and Co-Founder Barb Brown and Managing Director Mike Wallace will participate in the upcoming World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) annual Council Member Meeting as part of BrownFlynn’s continued work as the Chair of the ESG Ratings & Rankings Working Group. Mike Wallace will moderate a panel on Responsible Business in Responsive Capital Markets, featuring speakers from TD Bank, Moody’s, State Street, EcoVadis, and EcoValores. The focus of the meeting will be around the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
Managing Director Mike Wallace participates in National Investors Relations Institute half-day seminar
BrownFlynn Managing Director Mike Wallace will moderate a panel on Assessing and Managing the ROI of Sustainability Disclosure at the upcoming NIRI's half-day seminar, Managing for the Future – Hot Topics for Governance and Investor Relations Professionals.
Mansour Gavin’s Women’s Night Out: Uplifting Leaders Event
BrownFlynn Principals & Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn participate in a panel discussion regarding their recently released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to Be Women).
Uplifting Leaders Event Sponsored By: Hahn Loeser
BrownFlynn Principals & Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn participate in a discussion with members of the Hahn Loeser team from across the country regarding their recently released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to Be Women).
Margie Flynn speaks at The City Club of Cleveland
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn will participate in a panel discussion at a luncheon event on June 13, 2017, at The City Club of Cleveland—one of the nation’s top speakers’ platforms and citadel of free speech since 1912. She will be joined by two influential women leaders featured in a recently published book co-authored by Margie and Barb Brown, Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to be Women).
Mike Wallace speaks at the 2017 National Conference of the Society for Corporate Governance
Managing Director Mike Wallace will speak at the 2017 Annual National Conference of the Society for Corporate Governance on Thursday, June 29, 2017, on ESG Reporting: What Matters. He will be joined by Ceres, SASB, Dunn & Crutcher and The Coca-Cola Company.
Cora Lee Mooney speaks at the 2017 Sustainable Business Forum and Awards Ceremony
Director of Learning, Cora Lee Mooney will present on financial and accounting disclosure standards that will include information on SASB (sustainable accounting standards board), GRI (global reporting initiative), Dow Jones Sustainability Index, FTSE4GOOD and MSCI (originally Morgan Stanley Capital International) at the Sustainable Business Forum, in Muskego at InPro Corporation. The Forum is an annual half-day event with an in-depth focus on a sustainability topic on the minds of many sustainability managers.
Margie Flynn speaks at the National Association of Environmental Managers' Women's Leadership Conference
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn, together with Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital, Inc. will be the keynote presenters at the National Association of Environmental Managers’ Women’s Leadership Conference in Portland, Oregon. All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)”, by Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, in which Erika is one of the featured leaders.
Mike Wallace speaks at the 10th Annual CEF Leadership Retreat
Managing Director Mike Wallace will speak at the 2017 Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) invitation-only Leadership Retreat at the Palace Hotel on June 19th through the 21st. This will be a conversation with Chris Walker, Director, North America for the WBCSD on the ESG Ratings & Rankings work that BrownFlynn is doing with the WBCSD.
Mike Wallace speaks at the Environmental Leader Conference 2017
Managing Director Mike Wallace will moderate The Path Forward for Environmental and Energy Management: New Solutions in a Swiftly Changing Corporate Landscape on Wednesday on June 7th. In this keynote session, senior-level executives reflect on the challenges that face them and their peers in the near future as they seek out the best practices to manage their companies’ environmental, sustainability and energy management programs.
Margie Flynn Speaks at University Hospital's Women's Leadership Group
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn speak to the University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Centers’ Women’s Leadership Group. All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)”, by Barb Brown and Margie Flynn.
Margie Flynn Presents at the Women's Leadership Institute Workshop
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn will present at the Women’s Leadership Institute workshop hosted by the YWCA Greater Cleveland on the topic: “Think Bravely. Lead Confidently. Be Growth Minded.”
Margie Flynn Participates in Panel Discussion at Accenture's International Women's Leadership Conference
Principal and Co-Founder Margie Flynn will participate in a panel discussion at Accenture’s International Women’s Leadership Conference, the theme of which focuses “Leading in the New”. All attendees will receive a copy of the newly released book, “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)”, by Barb Brown and Margie Flynn.
Barb Brown and Margie Flynn Featured on The Sound of Ideas
Principals and Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn will be featured on The Sound of Ideas, a live broadcast from 8-9 am EST on National Public Radio’s WCPN-FM station. In recognition of International Women’s Day, the show will highlight their recently published book “Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women)” and will include some of the book’s interviewees, including Darla Stuckey, President & CEO, Society for Corporate Governance.
Mike Wallace Speaks at Common Disclosure Principles WBCSD Lunch
Managing Director Mike Wallace is speaking at the WBCSD event on Feb. 15, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the ways in which WBCSD member companies and their agency partners might work together to develop a set of common disclosure principles to ensure alignment on climate and the broader sustainable development agenda.
Mike Wallace and Jennifer Andress Speak at The Annual GreenBiz Arizona Conference
Director Mike Wallace and Senior Consultant Jennifer Andress are speaking at the annual GreenBiz Conference on Feb. 14-16, 2017. Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business. The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research and analysis of key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges. GreenBiz is produced in collaboration with the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Mike Wallace Speaks at Ratings and Rankings WBCSD & BrownFlynn Breakfast
Director Mike Wallace is speaking at the WBCSD event on Feb. 14, 2017. Join us for 2017's inaugural meeting of the Ratings and Rankings Working Group, brought to you by the WBCSD and BrownFlynn.
Mike Wallace Speaks at Redefining Corporate Value WBCSD Event
Director Mike Wallace will speak at the WBCSD event on Feb. 13, 2017. The GreenBiz17 Pre-Event hosted by WBCSD, Arizona State University, and GreenBiz will be Redefining Corporate Value: Changing the Equation for Cities, Food, Materials, and Climate by Placing True Value on Natural and Social Capital.
Mike Wallace Speaks at VerdeXchange 2017
Director Mike Wallace will speak at the VerdeXchange on Jan. 29-31, 2017. VerdeXchange is a B2B, cross-platform, clean & greentech summit that draws private and public sector senior leadership from transportation, energy, water, finance, city planning, and the built environment. Their 10th annual conference in California is in Los Angeles, at the LA Hotel Downtown.
Mike Wallace Speaks at The New Sustainability Environment NIRI Event
Managing Director Mike Wallace will speak at The New Sustainability Environment event on Jan. 19 hosted by National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). The discussion will focus on the intersection of sustainability reporting and disclosure and the investor/finance markets seeking such disclosure. Guest speakers include Bloomberg and Comerica, Inc.
Margie Flynn Moderates Panel at Companies vs. Climate Change Conference
Principal & Co-Founder Margie Flynn will moderate a panel at the Companies vs. Climate Change Conference on December 1st at 11:15am. Expert panelists include Joe Doolan (Head of Environmental Affairs, TD Bank), Kathryn Ott Lovell (Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation), and Adrian Benepe (Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development, Trust for Public Land (FLA). For more information please follow the link below.
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.
Margie Flynn Speaks at Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association's 47th Fall Symposium
Principal & Co-Founder Margie Flynn will be a keynote speaker at the Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association's 47th Fall Symposium, presenting on the morning of October 26th on the topic of sustainability trends and strategy development. For more information please follow the link.
Barb Brown Speaks at Legal Netlink Alliance Fall General Meeting
Principal & Co-Founder Barb Brown will speak at the Legal Netlink Alliance's Fall General Meeting at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Barb Brown Speaks at Society of Corporate Governance, Ohio Chapter Meeting
Principal & Co-Founder Barb Brown will participate in a panel discussion titled "Your Owners and Their Investment Decisions: Emerging Trends and What Analysts Want" at the Society of Corporate Governance, Ohio Chapter meeting. Barb will join representatives from CalSTRS, Eaton, and Squire Patton Boggs. For more information and to registration please follow the link.
Margie Flynn Speaks at the University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium's Annual Conference
Principal & Co-Founder Margie Flynn will be a featured speaker at the University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium’s Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The title of her session is "Driving Sustainable Innovation Through Supplier Partnerships."
Cora Lee Mooney Speaks at Skytop Strategies: ESG2 Conference
Director of Learning & Senior Consultant Cora Lee Mooney, and Jill Ziegler, Director, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Forest City Realty Trust, will speak at Skytop Strategies' ESG2 Conference at 9:30am on June 20th. The topic of discussion is "The Forest City Case Story: How Sustainability Ratings Garner Favor in the Capital Markets."
Mike Wallace Speaks at WBCSD Annual Meeting
Managing Director Mike Wallace will moderate a session entitled: "Aligning Values: Ratings & Rankings" at the WBCSD/US BCSD Annual Meeting at Yale University. The session will discuss how public and private companies are being constantly assessed on their ESG performance from a growing number of stakeholders. The session will provide the latest information on the ESG ratings and rankings field and how it's not only feeding growing investor interest, but how B2B ratings and rankings are evolving.
Mike Wallace Speaks at SPLC Annual Summit
Managing Director Mike Wallace will participate in a panel discussion on sustainable procurement at the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's annual summit on May 25. Fellow panelists include Dr. Anastasia O'Rourke (IEc) and Tim Hopper (Microsoft).