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

Take our NPO survey

July 3rd, 2017|


Each year, Trialogue conducts research with hundreds of companies and non-profit organisations (NPO) into the state of corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa. Aggregated […]

NPOs: Feature in the 20th edition of Trialogue’s Business in Society Handbook

June 28th, 2017|

Ensure that corporate donors know about your NPO 
For almost two decades, The Trialogue CSI Handbook has been the authoritative publication on corporate social investment (CSI) in […]

Gallery: Business in Society 2017

June 8th, 2017|

Trialogue Donors’ Den 2017

June 5th, 2017|

This interactive and popular session was adapted from the internationally acclaimed Dragons’ Den television series. Following a national call for applications, three non-profit organisations (NPOs) […]

US employees, customers empowering CEOs to embrace CSI and sustainability

June 5th, 2017|

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development, and which actively enable their employees to do so, can dramatically outperform their competitors who turn a blind eye to […]

The role of women in the socioeconomic development of Africa

June 5th, 2017|

The advancement of women in business improves bottom-line performance and strengthens corporate culture, which ultimately drives GDP and socio-economic development. That’s the view of Graça […]

Tracking a decade of trends and forecasting the future of CSI in South Africa

June 5th, 2017|

At Trialogue’s milestone tenth annual conference, director Cathy Duff presented on a decade of trends and forecasted the next decade of corporate social investment (CSI) […]

Can CSI communication have broader social benefit?

June 5th, 2017|

The effective communication of corporate social investment (CSI) is crucial for strengthening relationships between companies and their stakeholders. However, there is a general perception that […]

Funding social justice

June 5th, 2017|

Social justice work advocates for public and private accountability, equal access to Constitutional rights, improved service delivery and the strengthening of democracy. During the anti-apartheid […]

Managing and meeting community expectations

June 5th, 2017|

While the social licence to operate began as a concept in the mining industry, it is relevant for all businesses. The social licence is a […]