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.

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.
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.