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.

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.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index provides one example of how digging for useful data and benchmarking performance can pay dividends.
Parallel tracks are great for running trains but a danger to look out for in the sustainability field.
In the effort to manage responsible supply chains, a growing contingent of companies are making their sustainability performance data public.
The world's stock exchanges, from NASDAQ to Deutsche Börse, have a unique procedure for measuring sustainability performance.
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.