Shift Happens

A column focusing on sustainability and organizational change, written by Barbara Brown and her colleagues at BrownFlynn, a sustainability and corporate social responsibility consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Are research firms are looking at your company's environmental, social and governance performance? Here's what you need to know.

The first year of GRI G4 reporting data points to six major benefits to examining materiality.

Local strategies are identified and shared through Hyatt Thrive, the platform that tracks the group's commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Whether it's GRI reporting or radical changes to the supply chain, hospitals and health systems are making big changes.

Where we work has a huge impact on how we work. It is also fundamental in attracting and retaining exceptional employees.

At a recent BrownFlynn training, reps from the EPA, Army and other federal agencies got down to business on sustainability assessment.

Change has to happen at every level of government and every link in the supply chain. Transparency is the key.

Costco and Southwest Airlines are among the firms earning loyalty and profits by matching business strategies with stakeholder interests.

Companies including Lockheed Martin are proving the power of an effective governing structure to drive progress.

To improve sustainability strategy and materiality assessments, consider this handy tool.