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BrownFlynn Launches New Division

First Organization in U.S. to Become GRI Certified Trainer

Submitted by: BrownFlynn

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability

Posted: May 27, 2009 – 02:42 PM EST


May 27 /CSRwire/ - Cleveland, OH - May 27, 2009 - Today, BrownFlynn, a sustainability and corporate responsibility consulting firm, launched a new division, BrownFlynn Learning. An extension of its niche consulting services, BrownFlynn Learning will offer a variety of sustainability and corporate responsibility education and training courses.

Spurring the creation of the new division, BrownFlynn was selected by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as its first U.S.-based certified training partner earlier this year.

GRI is the most widely adopted nonfinancial reporting framework in the world and is used to help communicate sustainability performance and encourage transparency and accountability.

"We went through a competitive selection process and were ultimately chosen to deliver this unique program to U.S.-based organizations," says Principal and Co-Owner Barbara Brown.

BrownFlynn Learning will offer The GRI Process as its signature course and has other sustainability training courses in development.

"The GRI Process is a two-day workshop and provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of reporting their company's environmental, social and economic policies," explains Beth Meany, Director of BrownFlynn Learning. "Our curriculum drills down the reporting process in a digestible way, allowing people to understand the practical application of the GRI framework. This practice often enhances or even establishes a company's sustainability strategy."

"The core of our business has always been about the triple bottom line - people, planet and prosperity," says Brown. "BrownFlynn Learning further solidifies our commitment to and belief in the importance of educating others on corporate citizenship."

First 2009 Training Dates - Cleveland
July 27/28
August 24/25
September 21/22

For more information about BrownFlynn Learning, The GRI Process or our first training sessions in Cleveland, please email BrownFlynnLearning@brownflynn.com, check out BrownFlynn's dogood.dowell.WINNER blog, or visit brownflynn.com.

About BrownFlynn
BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 our website for service offerings, case studies and our sustainability resource center.

For more information, please contact:

Margie Flynn Principal and Co-Owner
Phone: 440-484-0100, ext. 3
Phone 2: 440-484-0100, ext. 1
Fax: 440-484-0101
Barb Brown Principal and Co-Owner
Phone: 440-484-0100, ext. 2
Phone 2: 440-484-0100, ext.1
Fax: 440-484-0101
Beth Meany Director, BrownFlynn Learning
Phone: 440-484-0100, ext. 5
Phone 2: 440-484-0100, ext.1
Fax: 440-484-0101
Melissa Wicinski Senior Consultant
Phone: 440-484-0100, ext. 6
Phone 2: 440-484-0100, ext. 1
Fax: 440-484-0101

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