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Leaders in the fields of corporate sustainability and CSI since 1999. We are a 51% black-owned company and the southern African Local Authority of the CECP Global Exchange.

The Business in Society Conference

16 & 17 May 2017 │ The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg

Join fellow stakeholders in development, from companies, non-profit organisations, government, academia and media, to share insights, case studies and lessons for effective socio-economic development.

This leading industry event has been renamed The Trialogue Business in Society Conference in celebration of its 10-year milestone and in recognition of the broad and integral corporate role in development.


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Latest publications

The Trialogue CSI Handbook provides data and thought leadership on CSI and social development. This 19th edition has a special focus on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, positioning local developmental issues within a global context. 

The Trialogue Funders Guide to Social Development collates insight on the non-profit sector in South Africa and aims to simplify the funding of social development, and make it more effective.

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Sustainability consulting

We assist our clients in developing effective sustainability strategies and management systems, providing guidance on all aspects of developing, communicating and implementing sustainability approaches.

More about sustainability consulting | Download the sustainability review

CSI consulting

We support our clients to make their CSI more effective through our consulting process, covering CSI strategy development and implementation, project selection, programme measurement and evaluation.

More about CSI consulting | Buy the CSI Handbook

What our clients say

Over the past few years, Trialogue has built a strong understanding of our business, its strategy, its material issues and its leadership. They are well positioned to carry out thorough and efficient work, and we enjoy undertaking the integrated reporting journey with them.
Marinda Dippenaar (CA) SA, head of Investor Relations , Alexander Forbes
When the decision was made to produce the third edition of the Giving Report, we knew that we had to partner with an organisation that not only understood our business, but also the social context of our country. Trialogue’s wealth of experience with research and knowledge of the philanthropic sector made them the obvious partner for Nedbank Private Wealth.
Noxolo Hlongwane, head of Philanthropy , Nedbank Private Wealth

Recent publications, events and projects

Alexander Forbes – 2016 Integrated Annual Report

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In 2016, Trialogue assisted Alexander Forbes during their integrated reporting process by reviewing, compiling, designing, and producing their Integrated Annual Report. This work has been […]

Nedbank Private Wealth – the Giving Report III

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In 2011, Nedbank Private Wealth undertook the first comprehensive national survey on the giving behaviours of High Net Worth individuals (HNWs) in South Africa, the […]

Compiling Sanlam’s 2014 Sustainability Report

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Building on the work Trialogue has done with Sanlam in developing a framework for managing its material issues, Trialogue undertook to compile and write Sanlam’s […]

OUTCOMES: Trialogue CSI Conference 2015

In 2015, at the 8th Trialogue CSI Conference, we called on development practitioners to Make It Different: to create change by embracing innovation and learning […]

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Latest insights and media

  • EY Trialogue Sustainability Forums_SE committee

Beyond Compliance: Social and Ethics Committees under King IV

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

King IV, released on 1 November 2016 and effective for financial years commencing 1 April 2017, expands on the role of the Social and Ethics […]

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The business imperative for engaging the Sustainable Development Goals

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Kindly hosted at Ster Kinekor’s offices in Johannesburg, on 7 February
and Johnson & Johnson’s offices in Cape Town, on 9 February 2017
The 2030 Agenda […]

Zero growth in total corporate expenditure on social development in 2015/16

December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Companies and state-owned enterprises in South Africa spent R8.6 billion, in total, on social development in the country in 2015/16 – representing a 6% increase […]

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Communicating CSI – the last Trialogue CSI Forum of 2016

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Kindly hosted at Volkswagen’s offices in Johannesburg, on 8 November

and Sanlam’s offices in Cape Town, on 10 November

Effective communication is crucial for fostering an organisation’s […]

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We support hundreds of companies across multiple industries

Individual client consulting and reporting engagements in 2014 and 2015
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Delegates attended the Trialogue EY sustainability forums in 2014 and 2015