In conjunction, BrownFlynn Learning announces first 2011 training dates for its signature GRI-certified course
Submitted by: BrownFlynn
Posted: Dec 08, 2010 – 11:30 AM EST
CLEVELAND, Dec. 08 /CSRwire/ - BrownFlynn (www.brownflynn.com), leaders in corporate responsibility and sustainability, announced today that they will soon release the results of a report on the importance of stakeholder engagement in developing an organization's sustainability strategy.
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BrownFlynn Principal and Co-Owner Barb Brown states, "We are excited about the report findings because they show the value of stakeholder engagement to sustainability. The more companies engage their stakeholders, the more sustainability strategies they have, which means the more those companies can leverage and measure their environmental, social and economic performance."
Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, Chris Carmody comments, "This report demonstrates that stakeholder engagement is not only a tool for good business but also helps employers improve their environmental impact and community engagement. Employees, customers, communities and investors give business a reality check on what's important as well as what's profitable."
In other news: Mark your calendar for January 26th and 27th. BrownFlynn Learning is offering its first open enrollment GRI-certified course of 2011. The GRI Process provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of the Global Reporting Initiative-G3 Process and how it can be used, not only to develop a report, but enhance a company's sustainability strategy. And that's just the beginning. Please visit www.brownflynnlearning.com and register for the certified training session. Seats are limited.
About BrownFlynn and BrownFlynn Learning
BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm. 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. Visit www.brownflynn.com for service offerings, case studies and our sustainability resource center.
In 2008, BrownFlynn was named the first U.S. certified trainer for GRI, the international "gold standard" for sustainability management and reporting. This resulted in the launch of BrownFlynn Learning -- the Firm's corporate sustainability education and training division. BrownFlynn Learning teaches companies how to triple their bottom line -- environmentally, socially and economically -- through workshops, webinars, on-site training, conferences and other venues.
Visit www.brownflynnlearning.com for more information.
About The Institute for Sustainable Development
The Institute for Sustainable Development is a non-profit partnership of academic and business leaders whose mission is to democratize sustainability, providing practical, affordable, high quality sustainability expertise to smaller enterprises and their communities. Through its Green Plus™ program, the Institute connects small businesses and non-profits with university expertise and a network of peers throughout North America. Organizations demonstrating exceptional triple bottom line sustainability may also earn Green Plus Certification™, a designation to distinguish themselves with their communities and customers.
To learn more, please visit www.gogreenplus.org.
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