Shift Happens

A column focusing on sustainability and organizational change, written by BrownFlynn ( / @BrownFlynn), a sustainability and corporate responsibility consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Suppliers, unions, investors, oh my! Companies are increasingly looking to external stakeholders to help shape governance priorities.
From Cleveland to Karachi, growing cities around the world are zeroing in on the most pressing environmental and social risk factors.
Scrutiny over how companies integrate environmental and social risks into overall governance strategies is here to stay — especially when it comes to investors.
Sick of scrambling to get that next report done? Asking a handful of crucial questions can help make the process much easier.
Steel City is at the forefront of tackling regional challenges. Here's how it's ahead on materiality, engaging office workers and more.
Of course we all want high rankings, but the process of completing the questionnaire delivers insights all on its own.
This year, 433 of the shareholder resolutions filed address ESG matters. Here's how to get the best results.
The two new items on the climate change questionnaire may not be scored, but you gain a great deal by searching for the answers.
New requirements may catch some by surprise. Now's the time to ask new questions that get you more useful answers.
Examples from Coca-Cola, Merck, Nike and other leaders illustrate how tech and electronic formats can make your report a must-read.