|BrownFlynn adapts to evolving market conditions to serve our clients’ needs. See the latest BrownFlynn resources, events, and news below:
BrownFlynn and Nasdaq
BrownFlynn held its Q2 educational webinar in partnership with Nasdaq on June 23 – “What the Reg S-K Concept Paper Really Means for Business.” Special guests included Will Martindale (UN PRI), Daniel Goelzer (Baker & McKenzie), and Adam Kanzer (Domini Social Investments). You can download this and previous webinars from our series from the on our website.
BrownFlynn and WBCSD
As a new member of WBCSD, BrownFlynn was honored to develop and present a session at the conference held in partnership with US BCSD and Yale. The session, , included perspectives from leaders such as GISR, CDP, SPLC, EcoVadis, and Nasdaq. BrownFlynn is collaborating with WBCSD to develop detailed programing on the subject of ESG ratings and rankings. The initial meeting will be held via webinar in August 2016. Contact us if you are interested in participating in this and future discussions on this topic.
BrownFlynn and Practice Greenhealth
BrownFlynn partnered with Practice Greenhealth (PGH) to conduct an educational webinar for PGH members. The webinar, entitled “Why Sustainability Reporting in Health Care? Stakeholders Heighten Expectations for Increased Transparency” featured expert panelists Susan Vickers (Dignity Health) and Shaun Mickus (Johnson & Johnson). To access a recording of this webinar, please visit our
BrownFlynn Publications and Presentations
During the second quarter of 2016, BrownFlynn was busy publishing and presenting on the latest CR/sustainability trends in the field:
- – As part of the Advisory Council of the Center for Safety & Health Sustainability (CSHS), BrownFlynn helped develop and release the latest research on health, safety and sustainability metrics.
- – As part of our longstanding collaboration with GreenBiz, BrownFlynn’s monthly column continued to touch on the latest trends in the field.
- – As part of our support of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), BrownFlynn recently presented on the connection between corporate quality programs and sustainability performance.
BrownFlynn and Integrated Reporting
In his role as Senior Advisor to BrownFlynn, monitors developments around corporate reporting with a focus on integrated reporting. This entails self-declared integrated reports and related websites, as well as market and regulatory developments in financial, sustainability, and integrated reporting. This also includes notable academic research and publications that provide insights into the quality of corporate reporting and how ESG factors influence stock market performance, cost of capital, and the ability to attract long-term focused investors. Based on such reviews during the second quarter of 2016, these recent publications provide some of the latest insights in the reporting field:
- KPMG International, April 2016.
- MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group, May 2016.
- Calvert Investments and George Serafeim, June 2016.
BrownFlynn ESG Trends Tracker℠
Management of ESG (or corporate responsibility and sustainability) issues is fast becoming table stakes for U.S. companies. As news and sources proliferate, how can your team stay on top of the most relevant information with limited time and resources? Let BrownFlynn keep its finger on the pulse of what is most relevant to your company. Subscribe to our for a monthly snapshot of the information you need, in one place, summarized for you. For more information please contact
BrownFlynn Road Show
BrownFlynn was also well traveled during the second quarter, speaking at a range of leading CR/sustainability events, including:
The remainder of the year is looking busy with a range of in-person and online events and presentations. You can see the latest about our upcoming speaking engagements on the on our website.
GRI G4 Certified Training
BrownFlynn conducted another successful two-day certified training in June at our offices in downtown Cleveland. Our next open enrollment training will be held on October 6-7, 2016 at Montclair State University. For more information and to register please visit our
BrownFlynn Book Project
Our Principals and Co-Founders, Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, are in the home stretch of drafting their book featuring In the months leading up to the mid-December publishing date, we will periodically feature one of the women highlighted in the book.
Today, we are delighted to feature Lisa Sherman, president and chief executive officer of The Advertising Council. The Ad Council is the national non-profit behind the most impactful public service campaigns in the U.S., including Smokey Bear, ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk,’ and the recent viral phenomenon ‘Love Has No Labels.’ In this position Lisa leverages her extensive experience in molding and leading national communications programs with her strong passion for social causes. Lisa harnesses more than 20 years of experience as a leader and innovator in the communications industry. Previously with Viacom, she launched LogoTV, the leading entertainment network aimed at the LBGT community. She has also served as EVP at Hill, Holliday Connors, Cosmopulos, and held a number of executive and senior level marketing, advertising, and operating positions at Verizon Communications. Lisa’s commitment to social good is also evident outside the office where she serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of God’s Love We Deliver and on the Advisory Board of TMI, the consulting arm of She has been recognized with awards including Ad Age’s “Women to Watch 2015” and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s Public Service Award in 2016. Lisa is an inductee into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders and a Metzger-Conway fellow at her alma mater, Dickinson College. We thank Lisa for her valued insights and participation in the book, and we look forward to featuring more amazing women in the coming months.
BrownFlynn and EcoVadis
BrownFlynn and EcoVadis, the leader in sustainability ratings for supply chains, have entered into a strategic partnership focused on the North American marketplace. The partnership brings training and consulting services to North American companies to optimize their response to the EcoVadis evaluation, and to improve their sustainability performance and practices. More than 25,000 companies use the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment platform, which provides a rating and scorecard on corporate environmental, social/labor, and ethical practices. The partnership brings BrownFlynn’s expertise in corporate responsibility strategy and sustainability management, reporting, and program implementation to participating companies. The partnership will launch with BrownFlynn leading a series of training workshops aimed at increasing the sustainability capabilities of large corporate suppliers. For more information please read our
BrownFlynn Welcomes Kristin Siepker, Promotes Sarah Corrigan
In early May, BrownFlynn welcomed to the team as Senior Office Administrator. Kristin brings more than 10 years of experience in office management, and has successfully facilitated various transitions by adapting to new demands and demonstrating flexibility. Kristin is a jack-of-all-trades who has overseen customer service, planned client events, provided HR support, and implemented marketing campaigns in her previous roles. In her spare time she enjoys time with family, checking out new local restaurants, and working on her house. Welcome Kristin!
We are also pleased to announce that has been promoted to Senior Consultant. Sarah has done great work over the last year managing several key client accounts, and has become our in-house expert on sustainability ratings and rankings. Congratulations Sarah!