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Shift Happens: a monthly column on!

BrownFlynn has the honor of writing a monthly column on The column will feature our Principal and Co-owner, Barb Brown, and she will weigh in on sustainability issues related to organizational development and company culture. This campaign will feature the newest column every month. Thanks for reading!

Content from this campaign

How Inova, Dignity and Kaiser Advance Healthcare Sustainability
In early June, BrownFlynn presented at the annual CleanMed conference, the health care industry’s largest conference for professionals on the leading edge of sustainability within the industry. The session, which focused on reporting as a management tool, was conducted along with VHA (which provided a unique supplier...
Jul 3, 2014 9:30 AM ET
5 Reasons CR Professionals Need a Value Chain Map
Value chain mapping is a process that identifies the main activities associated with a company's service or product line and is often used in corporate strategy in order to identify performance improvement opportunities. Corporate responsibility (CR) professionals are beginning to use value chain mapping in the development of sustainability strategy and ...
Jan 14, 2014 1:45 PM ET
CSR Gives Forest City Enterprises a Ratings Boost
Part of the business case for publishing acorporate social responsibility (CSR) report is to improve transparency, enabling stakeholders to better understand a business and how it positively affects employees, customers and communities while delivering shareholder value. ...
Dec 11, 2013 3:30 PM ET
Ratings and Rankings: How Competition Promotes Corporate Sustainability
Competition breeds progress. Innovative products, remarkable technologies and consumer convenience are just a few examples of how competition improves our lives on a daily basis. Now, competition is changing the way that companies approach corporate sustainability. Sustainability ratings and rankings offer a new landscape for viewing how the world’s premier...
Jul 3, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Ford, Shell and Anglo American show why materiality matters
BrownFlynn recently got a firsthand look at the G4 guidelines and summarized the top nine things one needed to know. No. 1 on this list: "Materiality is a must." While previous guidelines encouraged companies to determine materiality, they tended...
Jun 6, 2013 3:00 PM ET