Webinars
12
Jul
2017

Trucost: How environmental leaders use corporate data for investors

BrownFlynn & WBCSD Educational Webinar Series

Trucost is a part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. A leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis, Trucost identifies and assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. Join us to hear from Dr. James (Jamie) Salo, Head of Data Strategy & Operations. Dr. Salo’s presentation will speak to Trucost’s research methodology, and how they gather and analyze corporate sustainability data to create new ESG investment products and deliver ESG risk management insights.

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28
Jun
2017

Big Data & Corporate Sustainability Performance: How the world is using ESG data

BrownFlynn & Nasdaq Educational Webinar Series

Each company, intentionally or otherwise, is telling a sustainability story to interested and influential stakeholders. A growing number of specialized research firms are gathering this data using some of the latest technologies and techniques, and then analyzing and disseminating this information to a growing number of customers. Customers include some of the world’s largest asset owners and asset management firms, as well as the world’s largest corporations, who are now using this data to assess and manage ESG risks in their own supply chains. Please join us for a special series of presentations from ESG data experts EcoVadis, Datamaran, and RepRisk.

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10
May
2017

MSCI ESG Ratings: A Conversation with Eric Fernald, Executive Director, ESG Research, MSCI

BrownFlynn & WBCSD Educational Webinar Series

Listen in to a presentation from Eric Fernald, Executive Director, ESG Research for MSCI. Eric also leads MSCI's ESG Corporate Communications Team, the liaison between companies and MSCI ESG Research/MSCI ESG Indexes. Mike Wallace, Chair of the WBCSD’s ESG Ratings & Rankings Working Group, moderates the webinar and facilitates questions from audience members.

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13
Dec
2016

Business & Human Rights: How Companies are Managing Human Rights Risks Around the Globe

BrownFlynn & Nasdaq Educational Webinar Series

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests Evan Harvey, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Nasdaq; Ariel Meyerstein, PhD, Vice President, Labor Affairs, Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Governance, United States Council for International Business (USCIB); Beth Holzman, Independent Business & Human Rights Advisor; Paul Lalli, Global Counsel – Labor & Human Rights, General Electric

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9
Sep
2016

Measuring ESG Performance and Why it Matters to Investors

BrownFlynn & Ethisphere

In the following Ethicast interview, Mike Wallace, Managing Director, BrownFlynn discusses the importance of providing investors with hard numbers as they relate to a company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility efforts.

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11
APR
2016

Why Sustainability Reporting in Health Care?

BrownFlynn & PGH Educational Webinar Series

A webinar moderated by Margie Flynn in partnership with Practice Greenhealth, featuring special guests Susan Vickers (Dignity Health) and Shaun Mickus (Johnson & Johnson).

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Mar
2016

Proxy Season and ESG Activism: What Issuers Should Know

BrownFlynn & Nasdaq Educational Webinar Series

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests: Meg Voorhes, Director of Research, US SIF; Aaron Bernstein, Edtor, Global Proxy Watch; and Tim Mohin, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, AMD.

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Sep
2015

How Human Capital Impacts Corporate Financial Performance

BrownFlynn & Nasdaq Educational Webinar Series

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests Dr. Larry Beeferman and Aaron Bernstein from Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program (Pensions & Capital Stewardship Project).

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JUN
2015

Making Sense of Sustainability: Tips from the Top Non-Financial Reporting Frameworks

BrownFlynn & Nasdaq Educational Webinar Series

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guests: Bastian Buck, Director Sustainability Reporting Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); Doug Park, (former) Director of Legal Policy and Outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); and Neil Stevenson, Managing Director Global Implementation, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

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Presentations
14
JUN
2016

Aligning Values: Ratings & Rankings

A BrownFlynn presentation conducted at Yale University as part of Pathways to Impact, a conference hosted by WBCSD and US BCSD. Expert panelists included Mark Tulay (GISR), Anastasia O' Rourke (Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council), George Hodge (CDP), Pierre-Francois Thaler (EcoVadis), and Evan Harvey (Nasdaq).

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AUG
2015

Benefits of Integrated Reporting

BrownFlynn’s integrated reporting expert, Mike Krzus, gave an insightful presentation to a select group of local business executives on the benefits of integrated reporting. The special event took place at BrownFlynn’s headquarter office in downtown Cleveland, and was hosted in partnership with Crowe Horwath and Cleveland State University. Mike gave attendees an introduction to integrated reporting, including the business case for why companies should care about this topic and what they can do to move to this next step in reporting.

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MAR
2015

Third Party Risk

A BrownFlynn presentation on Third Party Risk with Microsoft and Dell at Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit.

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White Papers
 
SEP
2013

Getting Materiality Right

By BrownFlynn

This white paper discusses the how and why of getting materiality right, specifically how conducting a materiality assessment can help companies focus on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that really matter to the company.

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Publications
 
JUN
2016

GRI Standards Reference Sheet

BrownFlynn Resource

The GRI Standards Reference Sheet was developed by BrownFlynn when we began training on the GRI framework many years ago, and is updated every time a new framework is launched. The G4 Reference Sheet is a handy two-page document that puts the GRI Standards at your fingertips for easy use.

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1
mar
2016

The ESG Disruption: Don't Be Left Behind

IR Update

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.

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FEB
2016

What Boards Should Know About the Paris Agreement

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

A blog post authored by Barb Brown and Mike Wallace for the NACD Board Leaders Blog about what boards of directors should know about the Paris Agreement.

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feb
2016

A New Normal in Sustainability

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

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.

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OCT
2015

At Forest City, Board Engagement Fosters Diversity and Inclusion

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

An article developed in partnership with Bob O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer of Forest City Enterprises, for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Members can access the article online here.

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MAR
2015

Modern Compliance

Ethisphere

What are the consequences of being in business? This is a question we often ask our clients as they consider compliance requirements, what standards they should set with regard to ethics and integrity, and how they manage their corporate responsibility/sustainability impacts.

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1
sep
2014

How Green Are Your Disclosures?

IR Update

An articled authored by Ted Allen of NIRI, featuring quotes from Barb Brown. This article appeared in the September 2014 issue of IR Update.

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