Reporting and Assurance

Reporting on sustainability is not a new concept; regulators and investors view it as a well-established practice that has evolved through time.

The demand for ESG data has grown as investors and regulators recognise the importance of ESG in evaluating a company's full risk profile. They want to know that businesses are incorporating ESG into their strategy and that the board of directors are monitoring these issues. Investors also demand information in the form of qualitative disclosures and quantitative metrics (KPIs) to help them make investment decisions.

Similarly, rating agencies like MSCI, Sustainalytics, S&P, and others are increasingly active in the ESG market, assessing business performance and producing indexes to aid investors in their decision-making.

With this pressure for more information, many organisations are publishing their annual sustainability reports, showing their activities in line with adopted standards and guidelines within their industry, market, and globally.


Why report on your sustainability performance?

  • Beyond serving the table for investors, sustainability reporting ensures compliance with regulations and also provides a platform for companies to shape their public image.
  • As a measure for corporate management and communication, purpose-driven reporting centres on providing the necessary non-financial information promptly and with high quality, for quick decision-making and regular stakeholders engagement.
  • Measuring sustainability performance also provides insights and direction for closing the loops of value creation through non-financial capitals in business - human capital, social and relationship capital, natural capital, intellectual capital and manufactured capital. 
  • Assuring the performance data boosts the credibility of the non-financial report for internal and external stakeholders use.

Are you communicating volume or value?

  • Are you forward-looking in the way you disclose your sustainability report?
  • Have you engaged with your stakeholders to identify the things that are material to them and to your business?
  • Have you been consistent with gauging progress of your performance over the years?
  • Are you reporting on impact and outcome rather than activities that you do?
  • Are you aligned with best in class standards and guidelines in the development of your report?

With the demand for more information on companies’ ESG performance, many reports are prepared to count the number of activities and events held but few communicate achievement of goals and alignment with the corporate purpose of organisations. Value creation involves impact and progressive performance.

For consistency, quality and measurability, companies can report in accordance with global standards and guidelines such as the GRI, CDP, TFCD etc. They provide guidelines to measuring performance and communicating value for stakeholders.

ESG reporting is not a public relation document but rather an integral part of communicating growth and resilience. Hence, it serves as a springboard for strategic transformation and growth.


How we can help you

We help organisations to build stakeholder trust and improve brand value through communicating their sustainability performance and impact. With sound experience and expertise, we guide our clients through their sustainability journey, as they reach every milestone. We can support you across the following services:

  • Reporting strategies and transformation
  • KPI embedding
  • ESG reporting (including GRI, IIRC, TCFD, CBN NSBP, and NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines)
  • Impact measurement and management
  • ESG assurance readiness
  • ESG assurance



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