Making Sense of Sustainability 2011 / 2012 Report

an acronym commonly used by investment firms to refer to the types of issues or factors considered in measuring a company's “responsible practices”; these issues or factors include the environmental effects of a company’s business practices, social metrics such as fair pay and treatment of labor and community involvement and ethical corporate governance practices that are both transparent and anti-corruption



Sara Martin


Sara joins BrownFlynn as an analyst and will apply her experience linking culture, the environment and economic development to assist our client teams in advising companies on how best to integrate sustainability into their business practices.

Sara received her Ph.D. in Anthropological Sciences from Stony Brook University in 2011. She has 7 years of experience in international research management, project management, rapid environmental assessment, course development, and informal education. Sara currently has eight publications, acts as a reviewer for student grant proposals for the non-profit group, Primate Conservation, Inc., and holds an adjunct faculty position at Cuyahoga Community College where she develops and instructs courses and tutors students. Sara is a certified GRI trainer through BrownFlynn and an expert in quantitative and qualitative research.

Community Engagement
  • Cleveland Metroparks, Crew Leader for the Fall 2012 Spotlighting Program, North Chagrin Reservation; Analyst for the 2013 Deep Population Management Program; Volunteer for the Fawn and Deer Spring 2013 Telemetry Program
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Program developer and instructor for course on the natural history of the eye, 2011–2012
  • Help for Honduran Children Foundation, Project developer and coordinator for Feed a Village Project, 2011–2012
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens, Project Manager for Village to Village Project with Bay Village Middle School and Mahabo and Manombo Village Schools, Madagascar, 2008–2009
  • Ph.D. Anthropological Sciences,
    Stony Brook University
  • M.A. Anthropological Sciences, Stony Brook University
  • B.S. Biological Anthropology, Kent State University
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