As Chair of the new ESG Ratings and Rankings Working Group, BrownFlynn collaborates with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to bring unique sustainability developments and perspectives to WBCSD members. Our expertise in the financial markets, ratings and rankings, sustainable purchasing, and reporting are provided to WBCSD members through collaborative programming.

The work of the WBCSD/BrownFlynn ESG Ratings & Rankings Working Group seeks to bring the latest information to corporate practitioners through in-person meetings, webinars with leading experts and private updates on the latest development in the ratings & rankings field. The collection below is just a portion of the content we’re building out from the efforts of this Working Group. Corporate practitioners interested in learning more about this work should contact Mike Wallace at Practitioners are also invited to join the private LinkedIn Group dedicated to this Working Group –


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

In our recent survey of corporate ESG practitioners, MSCI surfaced as one of the ESG research firms in which practitioners had the most interest. Join us for 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, will moderate the webinar and will facilitate questions from audience members.



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).