Group workshops or one-on-one coaching provides company-specific content that includes the business case, market trends, investor and supply chain activity, and strategies for integrated reporting.


Group Workshops

BrownFlynn’s team of experts brings an average of 20 years’ experience to the boardroom for C-Suite or Board training on sustainability and integrated reporting. BrownFlynn’s Principals, Directors, and Senior Advisors provide business context, market and academic research, and identify drivers of value in sustainability programs. The team can also deliver company-specific benchmarking and facilitate strategic decision-making for executive teams.


One-on-One Coaching

Those who are tasked with oversight often need context and background for this emerging and rapidly changing field. Our team provides insight into investor expectations, best practices in sustainability management, and utilizes years of experience in sustainability to answer questions about proper governance and oversight.


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training courses
Course Format Description
GRI Transition
to Standards
In-person, 1/2 day This four-hour session provides an orientation to the newly released GRI Standards. Learn the changes in terminology and features between GRI G4 and the Standards, as well as the benefits of using the Standards for sustainability reporting and how to do so. See below for upcoming training.

The Business Case for Managing Sustainability Custom Learn about recent trends and the business case for managing non‑financial impacts.

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Integrated Reporting & Integrated Thinking Custom Learn about global trends that create risks to growth, operating margin, and ESG performance, including points to consider as you formulate your integrated reporting roadmap.

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Non-Financial Reporting Frameworks Custom Learn how to think through the ways your company can utilize three important, but differing approaches to materiality—the Global Reporting Initiative’s Standards, the International Integrated Reporting Council Framework, and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ Standards.

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The GRI Snapshot In-person, 1/2 day Learn the business case for sustainability, an overview of the GRI Standards, and tools to help navigate the GRI reporting process. See below for upcoming training.

Stakeholder Engagement Custom Learn strategies for prioritizing different stakeholders; the benefits of different methods for one- and two-way communication; practical advice for deploying an engagement strategy; and the overall value of stakeholder engagement.
Governance Custom Learn how to integrate measures of accountability into sustainability planning for your organization’s future and enhance management practices through organizational charters, councils, and board oversight.

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Ratings & Rankings Custom Learn how to prioritize and strategize responding to any of the 150+ sustainability ratings and rankings, including budgeting time and resources. This course is designed for those tasked with leading the company’s sustainability strategy and delivers interactive exercises, case studies, and tools for staying on top of the ratings into the future.
EcoVadis Questionnaire Training In-person, 1/2 day This in-person, half-day training is intended for any company responding to the EcoVadis questionnaire. We will provide an overview of EcoVadis, explain EcoVadis’ main scoring principles, and discuss how to use resources provided by EcoVadis. See below for upcoming training.

NEWS

BrownFlynn and Sustainserv Form Strategic Partnership;
Strengthens Sustainability Expertise and Geographic Reach

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.

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RESOURCES

What Matters and Where: Managing Sustainability in the Health Care Sector

This white paper authored by BrownFlynn and Trucost discusses how to use sustainability as a financial strategy within health care to drive tangible benefits.

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RESOURCES

Resilience: Leveraging Global Sustainability Initiatives to Your Business Advantage

A BrownFlynn webinar in partnership with Nasdaq, featuring special guest the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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RESOURCES

The ESG Disruption: Don’t Be Left Behind

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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RESOURCES

A New Normal in Sustainability

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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EVENTS

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.

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EVENTS

GRI Transition to Standards

This four-hour session provides an orientation to the newly released GRI Standards. Learn the changes in terminology and features between GRI G4 and the Standards, as well as the benefits of using the Standards for sustainability reporting and how to do so.

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