Insights and Media

We contribute thought leadership on a variety of platforms – through our conferences and forums, drafting of articles into leading publications and media, comments on integrated reporting, and contributing to ongoing dialogue on development and sustainability issues. We reproduce and share the knowledge we are continuously creating through these various channels in this blog section of our website.

Sustainability insights

These are articles written by our Trialogue colleagues, associates and guest writers giving insight into issues that impact on business and society. Tips on effectively managing sustainability in your business, the latest annual corporate reporting trends, the role of the Social and Ethics Committee, curated articles, and more.

CSI insights

We share lessons and insights from our various knowledge platforms focused on corporate social investment including annual research and curated articles from The Trialogue CSI Handbook, and insights from the Trialogue CSI Conference and the CSI forums.


Trialogue contributes insights on CSI and sustainability to print and online publications. In our media section you’ll find these articles as well as press releases related to our own product offerings such as The Trialogue CSI Handbook and Trialogue CSI Conference.

News and insights

Beyond Compliance: Social and Ethics Committees under King IV

March 28th, 2017|

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 […]

The business imperative for engaging the Sustainable Development Goals

February 20th, 2017|

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 […]

Trialogue announces 51% black ownership

December 8th, 2016|

We are happy to announce that Trialogue, which is classified as a Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE), has achieved a BBBEE rating of level 2, with […]

The Eskom Contractor Academy recognised for its strategic approach to CSI

December 7th, 2016|

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 […]

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

December 6th, 2016|

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 […]

Communicating CSI – the last Trialogue CSI Forum of 2016

November 22nd, 2016|

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 […]

Can CSI act as a developmental ‘change agent’?

October 17th, 2016|

Kindly hosted at Investec’s offices in Johannesburg, on 23 August, and Old Mutual’s offices in Cape Town, on 25 August 2016

Trialogue’s recent quarterly CSI Forum […]

Beyond compliance – stakeholder engagement under King IV

September 16th, 2016|

Stakeholder engagement – a key aspect to Integrated Reporting – is broadly recognised as being crucial to strategic business and reporting decisions. The fourth iteration […]

Advertise in the 2016 Trialogue Funders Guide to social development in South Africa

September 6th, 2016|

Ensure that your business is visible in the social development industry by featuring in the Funders Guide to Social Development in South Africa

Download the 2016 rate […]

Impact investing in South Africa: what the future holds

July 29th, 2016|

This article originally appeared in the Trialogue Annual Sustainability Review, a copy of which is available here.

Impact investing is an increasingly effective driver of socio-economic […]