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BrownFlynn and Trucost Release Healthcare Whitepaper
BrownFlynn and Trucost partnered to author a whitepaper entitled “What Matters and Where: Managing Sustainability in the Healthcare Sector,” which launched on September 29, 2015. The whitepaper discusses the importance of healthcare organizations building a clear business case for action to improve sustainability along the value chain, and features case studies from Dignity Health, Baxter International, and Novo Nordisk. Click to read the whitepaper and to view the press release.
New Additions to the Resources Page
We are constantly updating the Resources page of our website with new webinars, presentations, and other educational tools. you will find our healthcare whitepaper in partnership with Trucost; our human capital webinar in partnership with Nasdaq and Harvard Law School; and Mike Krzus’ recent presentation to Cleveland business leaders on integrated reporting.
There’s Still Time to Register for GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Training!
BrownFlynn is conducting open enrollment GRI Training on October 27–28, 2015 at the Our two-day, GRI G4-certfied training provides participants with a comprehensive foundation in the elements of a GRI report, the GRI reporting process, and in-depth exploration of key reporting activities. The program will also equip you with the necessary knowledge to start your company’s first GRI report or transform your existing CSR report into the GRI format, as well as outline the key changes between the G3.1 and G4 reporting guidelines. For more information and to register, please click
BrownFlynn to Present at Commit!Forum 2015
Principal Margie Flynn will present a session on Materiality, and Managing Director Mike Wallace will participate in a panel on Market Innovation and Sustainability at this year’s Commit!Forum on October 21–22, presented by CR Magazine in partnership with the Corporate Responsibility Association. BrownFlynn has been involved with the Commit!Forum since 2011, and has been an advisory board member for the past two years.
BrownFlynn to Present at Skytop Strategies CSR 2.0 Symposium
Managing Director Mike Wallace will present the panel discussion “Ratings & Rankings: Demystifying CSR as a Factor in Their Calculations” in San Francisco, CA. This event is for Corporate Responsibility Officers, Heads of Marketing and Procurement, and Human Resources Professionals to share best practices on aligning sustainability initiatives with business strategies and drive value for their stakeholders. BrownFlynn clients, partners, and colleagues can receive a special discount on registration—if interested please contact for more information. Click to learn more about the conference.
Innovation, Collaboration, and Integration Key to Future Success
BrownFlynn was pleased to participate in an invitation-only event, From the Pope to Paris and Beyond: New Expectations for Global Companies, hosted in Washington, DC, on September 22nd by the and World Environment Center. Leaders from The Dow Chemical Company, Kellogg Company, NRG Energy, and Verizon shared insights on their companies’ plans and progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The speakers shared several common themes in striving to meet the SDGs, most important of which were the need for greater innovation, collaboration, and integrating sustainability into overall business operations. Also at the event, the WBCSD showcased its new a guide for business action on the SDGs.
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Annual Conference
The asked BrownFlynn to present at their annual conference in Washington, DC. NACD is the world’s leading organization focused on advancing exemplary board leadership and establishing leading boardroom practices. This year’s event, entitled the Global Board Leaders’ Summit, included a range of corporate responsibility and sustainability content throughout the BrownFlynn spoke on a panel entitled, “The Intersection of Risk and Sustainability.” Joining Managing Director Mike Wallace on the panel were Robert O’Brien, executive vice president and CFO of Forest City Enterprises (NYSE: FCE), Solomon Trujillo, Director, Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU), SouFun Holdings, WPP, PLC (NYSE:SFUN); and Chairman, Trujillo Group LLCas well as Executive Director, Global Risk Center, Alex Wittenburg, Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC).
BrownFlynn Participates in International Visitor Leadership Program
BrownFlynn had the unique opportunity to host journalists from Indonesia through the led by the The journalists were accompanied by members of the BrownFlynn’s twenty year history of working with companies to embed sustainability practices into companies’ strategies was of particular interest to the journalists. Principal and Co-Founder Barbara Brown, Associate Consultant Jared Robbins, and Analyst Katie Lasco also outlined work going on locally and regionally in the green economy.
Nasdaq and BrownFlynn Conduct Third Webinar in Quarterly Series
In late September, BrownFlynn and Nasdaq, along with special guests from Harvard Law School’s Labor and Workforce Program, conducted its third webinar entitled, “How Human Capital Impacts Corporate Financial Performance.” The webinar highlights Harvard’s research on effective human capital management and its correlation to a company’s financial performance, as well as challenges investors face trying to incorporate these metrics into investment analyses. Click to download the webinar and slide deck.
Welcome Mark Pelsozy and Kate Lasco!
BrownFlynn is pleased to welcome two new members to the team, Mark Pelsozy and Kate Lasco, who join us as Analysts. Mark brings to the team experience in business analytics, marketing, sales, and sustainability. Kate brings to the team experience in sustainability, consulting, and communications. Welcome Mark and Kate!