Shift Happens

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

Ideas on breaking through the morass of corporate ESG performance rankings to create a streamlined, constructive solution.
The thought — at least in some in some organizations — that sustainability is separate and distinct from the business strategy is an antiquated notion.
Connecting health, safety and human capital for business sustainability performance.
Why — and how — the corporate pioneers of the 21st century will account for natural resource scarcity and plan for their impact on the climate.
There is a learning curve to the new Global Reporting Initiative Standards, but the transition could add substantial value to your sustainability program and your business.
Try consistent, repetitive and strategic messaging instead of a "one and done" tactic.
The natural capital provided by an urban canopy provides measurable material benefits.
It's time for integrated thinking — or the development of business models, strategies and decision-making that integrate concerns for society and the environment into the pursuit of profitability — in integrated reporting.
With investors and customers upping the pressure on companies to demonstrate environmental commitment corporate goals are increasing in importance.
ExxonMobil is set to battle shareholders over board nominations and climate change proposals.