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ABOUT US

DELIVERING WORLD CLASS SERVICES TO WORLD CLASS CLIENTS

ABOUT US

DELIVERING WORLD CLASS SERVICES TO WORLD CLASS CLIENTS

Integrated Reporting & Assurance Services, or ‘IRAS’ is a Close Corporation registered on the 12th of April 2011 (Registration Number: 2011/006116/07). IRAS has one Managing Partner, one Lead Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP), two full time associates and one intern, and a group of extremely important and highly skilled "Networked Associates". Due to a total annual revenue of less than R10 million, IRAS is deemed an Exempted Micro Enterprise (EME) according to the revised Department of Trade and Industry (dti) Codes of Good Practice for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), and thus a Level 4 Supplier. ​As a demonstration of our commitment to sustainability, IRAS supports socioeconomic development (SED) by directing up to 10% of all revenue (not the SA standard of 1.0% - 1.5% of Net Profit After Tax) to projects that IRAS is actively involved in. During FY2023 IRAS directed more than 10% of our total income to SED (7.5% in FY2023, 5% in 2021). As from September 2018, the bulk of all SED spend is directed to providing a mix of Food Security and Microeconomic Development support for more than 20 families in a deep rural location, while donating more than 4 000 pairs of school shoes to various schools in South Africa.

MANAGING PARTNER AND LEAD ASSURANCE PRACTITIONER

MICHAEL

With undergrad degrees in Biology and Psychology, plus an MBA, Michael has been providing ESG/sustainability reporting and assurance services to clients in 20 countries for over 20 years.

From 2009 to 2013, Michael was the AccountAbility (UK) sole representative in SA, training over 130 new Certified Sustainability Assurance Providers (CSAPs), in partnership with the ACCA and the University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business.

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MANAGING PARTNER AND LEAD ASSURANCE PRACTITIONER

MICHAEL

With undergrad degrees in Biology and Psychology, plus an MBA, Michael has been providing ESG/sustainability reporting and assurance services to clients in 20 countries for over 20 years.

From 2009 to 2013, Michael was the AccountAbility (UK) sole representative in SA, training over 130 new Certified Sustainability Assurance Providers (CSAPs), in partnership with the ACCA and the University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business.

Originally from Canada, Michael moved to South Africa in 1999 and considers himself a ‘wannabe S’African’. He created IRAS as a shared value entity that generates income as a means to have an over-sized socioeconomic impact on our employees, our business partners, and the beneficiaries of the Siyathuthuka Khalokhazi Basket Ladies project: a 100% Black Female microeconomic development project based in northern KZN.

A passionate e-cyclist, Michael rode across Canada (Victoria to Halifax) in 2018, and from Cairo to Francistown (Botswana) in 2019. The plan for September 2023 is to finally return to Francistown and complete the last leg of his ‘Cairo to Cape Town Carbon Free’ ride.

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SENIOR MANAGER

THILOSHINI

Thiloshini (“Thilo”) is a passionate young sustainability professional with over 11 years of experience on both sides of the consultant/auditor-corporate client equation. Her skills and experience range across ESG/Sustainability (assurance, data analysis and reporting), Risk and Compliance, Environmental Management, B-BBEE, Supply Chain Management, Socio Economic Development (SED), and Health & Safety. Thiloshini has joined the IRAS team as a Senior Manager, taking on a critical role of further developing interns and junior associates, while reaching out to support an increasing number of local and international clients.

Thilo is a Certified Legal Compliance Lead Auditor with a BSc in Environmental Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting (PGDIR) and holds various certificates in ESG related courses.

Thilo has keen interests in sustainable development, sustainable food, and sustainable travel as well as environment-related issues. She enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, travel, music, travel, movies, and binge-watching television series.

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JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

TINOTENDA

Tinotenda (“Tino”) is a 24-year-old Zimbabwean national with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. The choice to pursue this degree was inspired by a deep desire to be an advocate for voiceless communities and to educate them about the role they have in protecting ecosystems we share with the rest of the planet. Before joining IRAS in September 2023, Tino worked with the Environmental Management Agency in Zimbabwe on projects designed to help grass root level communities understand their role as guardians of the environment.

IRAS is Tino’s first foray into the ESG/Sustainability arena, which melds well with her passion about climate change and sustainability, particularly in increasing awareness and participation in reducing the effect that large corporations have on communities in which they operate. Tino hopes to delve deeper into various ESG issues while at IRAS, gaining a clearer understanding of what role(s) she might play in the future.

In her spare time, Tino enjoys reading fiction and sustainable fashion blogs as well as listening to podcasts. She is also passionate about animal welfare, specifically the protection of strays.

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RESEARCH INTERN

NELI

Neli is a 29-year-old mom and recent graduate with a master’s degree in Environmental Science (Sustainability and Climate Change Studies) who successfully navigated the challenges of being a full-time mom and full-time student in the middle of the global COVID pandemic. In her bid to contribute to the fight against climate change, Neli conducted research on the Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Climate Action in South Africa.

Neli is a passionate advocate for corporate sustainability, with a profound commitment to the balance between business excellence and environmental stewardship.

Moving forward, Neli’s goal is to drive transformative change by marrying creativity and sustainability with business acumen. Additionally, she seeks to help catalyse a future where corporations be powerful agents of positive environmental change while remaining profitable entities.

Neli’s hobbies include reading personal development, financial and business books as well as watching YouTube videos and listening to podcasts on similar topics. She also enjoys watching interior design shows and reading interior design blogs.

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#1 best integrated reporting and assurance services in south africa

Originally from Canada, Michael moved to South Africa in 1999 and considers himself a ‘wannabe S’African’. He created IRAS as a shared value entity that generates income as a means to have an over-sized socioeconomic impact on our employees, our business partners, and the beneficiaries of the Siyathuthuka Khalokhazi Basket Ladies project: a 100% Black Female microeconomic development project based in northern KZN.

A passionate e-cyclist, Michael rode across Canada (Victoria to Halifax) in 2018, and from Cairo to Francistown (Botswana) in 2019. The plan for 2024 is to finally return to Francistown and complete the last leg of his ‘Cairo to Cape Town Carbon Free’ ride.

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

DANIËLLE

After finishing a three-year diploma in Sustainable Development from The School of Public Leadership in Stellenbosch, Daniëlle decided to move to Johannesburg in pursuit of seeing what sustainability in action looks like, joining IRAS in February 2023.

In her studies, Daniëlle explored a range of skills, including inter-cultural communication, green economics, systems thinking, sustainable design principles and eco-literacy. She took a special interest in imagery and the role it could play in making information more accessible. She believes that this can be utilised to inspire sustainable action. 

Daniëlle holds the belief that sustainability is an intuitive and community-based activity which can be re-ignited through a re-connection with each other, our heritage and the ecosystems that we exist in. This interest lends itself to IRAS’s Sustainability Data Transparency Index (SDTI) Research that IRAS produces on an annual basis.

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SENIOR MANAGER

THILOSHINI

Thiloshini (“Thilo”) is a passionate young sustainability professional with over 11 years of experience on both sides of the consultant/auditor-corporate client equation. Her skills and experience range across ESG/Sustainability (assurance, data analysis and reporting), Risk and Compliance, Environmental Management, B-BBEE, Supply Chain Management, Socio Economic Development (SED), and Health & Safety. Thiloshini has joined the IRAS team as a Senior Manager, taking on a critical role of further developing interns and junior associates, while reaching out to support an increasing number of local and international clients.

Thilo is a Certified Legal Compliance Lead Auditor with a BSc in Environmental Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting (PGDIR) and holds various certificates in ESG related courses.

Thilo has keen interests in sustainable development, sustainable food, and sustainable travel as well as environment-related issues. She enjoys cooking, baking, dancing, travel, music, travel, movies, and binge-watching television series.

integrated reporting and assurance services about us south africa
integrated reporting and assurance services about us south africa

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE

TINOTENDA

Tinotenda (“Tino”) is a 24-year-old Zimbabwean national with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. The choice to pursue this degree was inspired by a deep desire to be an advocate for voiceless communities and to educate them about the role they have in protecting ecosystems we share with the rest of the planet. Before joining IRAS in September 2023, Tino worked with the Environmental Management Agency in Zimbabwe on projects designed to help grass root level communities understand their role as guardians of the environment.

IRAS is Tino’s first foray into the ESG/Sustainability arena, which melds well with her passion about climate change and sustainability, particularly in increasing awareness and participation in reducing the effect that large corporations have on communities in which they operate.

Tino hopes to delve deeper into various ESG issues while at IRAS, gaining a clearer understanding of what role(s) she might play in the future. In her spare time, Tino enjoys reading fiction and sustainable fashion blogs as well as listening to podcasts. She is also passionate about animal welfare, specifically the protection of strays.

RESEARCH INTERN

NELI

Neli is a 29-year-old mom and recent graduate with a master’s degree in Environmental Science (Sustainability and Climate Change Studies) who successfully navigated the challenges of being a full-time mom and full-time student in the middle of the global COVID pandemic. In her bid to contribute to the fight against climate change, Neli conducted research on the Challenges and Opportunities of Corporate Climate Action in South Africa.

Neli is a passionate advocate for corporate sustainability, with a profound commitment to the balance between business excellence and environmental stewardship.

Moving forward, Neli’s goal is to drive transformative change by marrying creativity and sustainability with business acumen. Additionally, she seeks to help catalyse a future where corporations be powerful agents of positive environmental change while remaining profitable entities.

Neli’s hobbies include reading personal development, financial and business books as well as watching YouTube videos and listening to podcasts on similar topics. She also enjoys watching interior design shows and reading interior design blogs.

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IRAS IS RECRUITING

2024

Application Window Closed
Due to an overwhelming number of CV submissions, the window for submitting applications has closed for this month’s recruitment process.
Please check back in 3 months.

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