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 –


Solving the ESG data challenge: Thomson Reuters ESG solutions

As we see more and more managers incorporating ESG into their asset allocation process, in a more holistic way, the need for transparent and easily comparable company information is on the rise. Join us to learn from Susan Doty, Market Specialist, ESG, how Thomson Reuters standardized ESG scores and transparent company data are helping investors drive decisions around ESG investing as well as how corporations around the globe use these tools to understand their ESG impact, and where they sit compared to peers.



ESG Risks and Credit Ratings: A Conversation with Moody's

Join us to hear from Swami Venkataraman, Senior Vice President in the Global Utilities & Infrastructure Finance Group at Moody’s. His presentation will speak to Moody’s approach to assessing the credit impacts of environmental risks as well as the firm’s current priorities of ESG integration. He leads Moody’s global renewable energy task force, is a member of the Moody’s global ESG team and also represents Moody’s in the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Electricity” roundtable.



Trucost: How environmental leaders use corporate data for investors

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.



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).