Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

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BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm headquartered in Highland Heights (Greater Cleveland), Ohio. We partner with clients to integrate environmentally and socially responsible practices into their business strategies and help them communicate those messages internally and externally, creating a cultural shift that results in bottom-line impact.

The principals at BrownFlynn have established a legacy of honesty, accountability, flexibility, open communication and innovation for employees, clients and partners of the Firm. We believe it is an extraordinary place to work and learn.

Every BrownFlynn team member values integrity and hard work, and possesses a strong desire to exceed our clients' expectations. We welcomed several new team members in 2012 and decided it was time to re-evaluate our Firm values. After coming together as a team and reassessing our current ‘words to live by’, we collectively refreshed our original tagline “I Am BrownFlynn” philosophy.

  • I have integrity
  • I am genuine
  • I anticipate
  • I am open-minded
  • I do my best the first time
  • I am respectful
  • I value other's opinions
  • I listen
  • I seek opportunities
  • I take action
  • I take risks
  • I make a difference
  • I am an outstanding communicator

  • I build relationships
  • I collaborate
  • I ask questions
  • I delight our clients
  • I walk the talk
  • I am accountable
  • I am resilient
  • I am dedicated
  • I am creative
  • I am valued
  • I embrace laughter & levity
  • I am fun
  • We Are BrownFlynn

Recognizing that no two clients are alike, we strive to match client needs with the most creative, effective and efficient resources. We have established relationships with a variety of technical and creative experts—from lawyers and engineers to designers and multimedia producers—that allow BrownFlynn to leverage our expertise while delivering on specific client needs.

In 2012, we expanded our team to allow us to better serve our existing clients while obtaining new ones. We hired more analysts to provide valued support to our senior consultants, as well as adjunct consultants who help us serve geographic markets that we might not otherwise have access to. As we grow, the reporting process helps us to continue to ‘walk the talk’ internally and hold ourselves to the same standards and commitments our clients expect of themselves.

BrownFlynn also works with an external stakeholder council to advise us on our business and service offerings. For more than a decade, BrownFlynn has benefited from its counsel and industry expertise. The stakeholder council provides non-binding advice to BrownFlynn and possesses no fiduciary or legal responsibilities to the Firm. The council serves two primary purposes:

  1. Members act as a “sounding board” on a variety of critical business issues—those of utmost importance to the Firm and its future growth and success.
  2. The council creates a “networking community” and generates business leads and suggestions, especially in BrownFlynn’s growth areas.
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