Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

an investment practice that gives preference to companies that value social and environmental impacts in addition to financial gain; socially responsible investments, also known as “ethical investments,” involve companies and practices that cause little or no depletion of natural assets or environmental degradation and that do not infringe the rights of workers, women, indigenous people, children nor animals



Marissa Beechuk


Marissa has been an enthusiastic BrownFlynn team member since September 2008, first as a Senior Administrative Assistant and currently as an Analyst. Not only does Marissa work with clients in a number of different areas including marketing, communications, employee engagement, public engagement and sustainability reporting, she also manages all marketing and social media efforts for the Firm. Marissa received her Master of Arts in Communications Management from John Carroll University (JCU) in December 2010. Marissa recently joined the part-time faculty at JCU in the Leadership Development Minor program.

No stranger to excellent customer relations, Marissa worked as a guest service representative for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for four years, before joining the Northeast Ohio Sourcing Office, a local non-profit organization specializing in group purchasing initiatives.

Community Engagement
  • Lecturer, Leadership Development,
    John Carroll University
  • Adoption Network Cleveland – Member, Board of Directors; Chair, Special Events Committee; and Member, Outreach and Development Committee
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, Big Sister, Community-based mentoring program
  • Cleveland Leadership Center, Civic Leadership Institute, Fall 2010
  • Net Impact, Kent State Chapter, Speaker, Sustainability Forum
  • Lake Communicators, Speaker, Monthly
    Luncheon Series
  • B.A. Communications, John Carroll University
  • M.A. Communications Management,
    John Carroll University
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Play BrownFlynn’s Monthly Sustainability Crossword Puzzle

After you have become familiar with the sustainability terms in our report and glossary, test your knowledge by completing this month’s puzzle—you might learn something new today!

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Barbara Brown

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.

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