Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

a measure of increased accountability and decreased corruption in which a business reports on its ethics and performance results through accessible publication of the business’ practices and behavior; there is a strong movement to increase it within business processes via independently-verified corporate responsibility reporting



Barbara Brown

Principal and Co-Founder

Since co-founding BrownFlynn in 1996, Barb has been instrumental in designing corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies to achieve top and bottom line impact for the Firm’s clients. She leads by example, facilitating conversations to earn the trust and confidence to become a genuinely valued partner.

Barb’s strong commitment to ethical business practices and eye on global impact also make her a trusted advisor for clients who seek to improve their business practices while catalyzing positive change. A strategic thinker who drives solutions that align with core business objectives, Barb is known for her creative and collaborative approach, understanding that buy-in and innovation lead to success.

Barb and her husband, Chuck, have three grown children and reside in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Community Engagement
  • Leadership Cleveland, Vice President, Class of 2009
  • JumpStart, Inc, Trustee
  • International Association of Business Communicators, “The 500 Club”
  • John Carroll University Board of Directors
  • National Investor Relations Institute,
    Cleveland Chapter Officer
  • The Conference Board’s Business and Sustainability Conference, organizer and presenter 2008–2012
  • US SIF Member, Annual Meeting Host
    Committee, moderator
  • GreenBiz, Contributor, monthly column, Shift Happens
  • B.A. John Carroll University
  • Graduate, OpEd Project, 2012
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