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. Check back 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 Lights Up Times Square

Early in September 2017, BrownFlynn and Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to Be Women), a book written by the firm’s Co-Founders Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, lit up the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower in Times Square. The book captures insights and stories of 25 of the nation’s most accomplished and influential women in business—including Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, on how they empower and uplift others as they seek to progress in their lives and careers. In recognition of BrownFlynn’s 20th anniversary, all net proceeds of the book will be donated to the YWCA Greater Cleveland to “uplift” and support the education of young women transitioning out of foster care.

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BrownFlynn Launches Fifth Sustainability Report, in Accordance with GRI G4 Guidelines

In April 2017, BrownFlynn was proud to release its fifth sustainability report, Partner for Sustained Value, written in accordance with the GRI G4 Guidelines Core option.

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NEWS

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

In October 2016, 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

Shift Happens

Check out Shift Happens, BrownFlynn’s monthly GreenBiz column focusing on sustainability and organizational change.

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EVENTS

Professional Development

In need of the latest professional development in the sustainability field? BrownFlynn offers a wide range of webinars, trainings, and speaking engagements.

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