Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

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Principals’ Letter

Dear Valued Stakeholders,

As long-ago communications majors, you might imagine our frustration around the ever-increasing, ever-evolving language of sustainability. There is no easy “elevator pitch” to describe what sustainability is and, for that matter, what we do. To put it simply, it’s complicated. We are constantly educating clients, prospects, suppliers, community members and really anyone who will listen on what sustainability “is”. Just pause for a moment and consider the multitude of sustainability ’jargon’ being bantered about in the world; it can be overwhelming. That’s why we felt compelled to have our Sustainability Report be a vehicle for Making Sense of Sustainability. As our report tells our story, you will find call-out boxes featuring an aspect of sustainability we believe you should know about. We have also refreshed the Glossary page on our website (aptly titled Sustainable Speak) by adding new terminology, definitions and links to help everyone continue to make sense of sustainability.

We believe it is part of our mission to increase the understanding of sustainability, to facilitate discussions and to guide our clients in maximizing the return on their investment. Our message is clearly being heard—the sustainability industry is approaching $1 trillion, and growing. We are fortunate to have clients who believe in the value of our work and, because of the trust they place in the BrownFlynn team, 2012 was a record year in terms of revenues for our Firm. As we enter our 18th year in business, we commit to continuing to earn that trust. To our clients, employees, families, advisors, partners and community, we sincerely thank you for your belief in BrownFlynn and for the many contributions you have made in order for us to Do Good. Do Well. Win.

With appreciation,

Barb Brown & Margie Flynn

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