Speeki takes a different model to ESG Assurance. Learn more.
Speeki believes that non-financial reporting is best done by content experts in ESG.
It is becoming a true badge of honour to have your programmes certified by an accredited expert against a universally accepted Standard like those published by the ISO. More and more global standards are being introduced to address key risk areas across the ESG risk model.
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Speeki believes that non-financial assurance of an ESG report is totally different to a financial/accounting audit.
There are lots of differences including the obvious. Numbers (typically) are not baseless or fraudulent. The problem with ESG Reports is that numbers are only 20% and the remaining 80% are words.
Words have meaning. Words are confusing. Words can mislead. That's why we focus not only on getting the numbers and reporting accurate on metrics, but the explanation and the 'words' have to be correct as well.
Three things are for sure: accountants are great at numbers and marketers are good at pictures. Lawyers are good at words. We believe a mix of skills is what Assurance needs.
Assurance for ESG reporting is not an 'end of year' audit. It is spread across the year.
Assurance for ESG Reporting is ongoing and a partnership. It is not a transactional 'tick box'.
Our experts are normally legally trained and are used to challenging the meaning of words.
Don't be fooled that financial and non-financial reporting need to be together.
There is no need for both your typical financial audits and you non-financial audits to be together. In fact, there is a strong reason to have them separate and the non-financial audit not with an accounting body. The skillsets needed are different, the timing is different and the methodology is different. The accounting firm auditors are regularly changed, although there may be less of a need for non-financial accoutning firms.
Speeki's asssurance model for ESG reporting is not an 'end of year' solution.
Speeki believes that assurance on ESG reporting is more than just an end of year solution where we 'look over the report'. The process should be broken up throughout the year and be focused on assuring the 'systems' of ESG reporting work and they can be reviewed at various intervals. There is a lot of work that can be assured throughout the year and our model is to support clients and their own capacity issues to manage that project at times that suit their business.
Personal and client focused
We are a results oriented business that believes on unparalled customer experience. This is built over time by providing exceptional levels of support, business acumen and content expertsie to the process of ESG reporting.