The Eskom Contractor Academy recognised for its strategic approach to CSI

By recognising projects that exemplify best practice, the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award aims to encourage corporate social investment (CSI) practitioners to think more strategically when planning and implementing their initiatives. For CSI to be strategic, it must have a positive developmental impact that is aligned with and contributes to the priorities of the business, beyond reputational impact.

This year’s award has been conferred on The Eskom Development Foundation, in recognition of The Eskom Contractor Academy, which addresses the national imperative to increase the number of functional small and medium enterprises, while also improving the quality of businesses that Eskom can procure from. This initiative aims to build the capacity of historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs, particularly youth and black women, to compete in the formal economy.

Read more about the academy here.