Media Insights 2017-12-08T10:49:07+00:00


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.

Tracking a decade of trends in South African corporate social investment

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Insights, Trialogue in the media|

Despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy, corporate South Africa continues to demonstrate its commitment to corporate social investment (CSI). CSI expenditure in South Africa was estimated to be worth R8.6 billion in 2016, significantly up from R2.9 billion in 2006. This is according [...]

Trialogue Strategic CSI Award 2017

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Media Insights|

This award recognises projects that exemplify best practice in strategic CSI in South Africa. Strategic CSI is defined as CSI that has positive developmental impact, as well as a significantly positive impact on the business, beyond reputational impact, as shown in Trialogue’s CSI positioning matrix. Entries close on 18 July [...]

Communicating CSI – the last Trialogue CSI Forum of 2016

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Media Insights|Tags: , |

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 positive public profile. Companies often prioritise the marketing and advertising of their products and services, but struggle to communicate their CSI work. The [...]

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

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Media Insights, Uncategorised|

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 card here This publication, described by funders of social development as a "valuable" and "outstanding" resource, is designed to simplify and make the funding [...]

First day of CSI conference highlights collaboration

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: CSI, Media Insights, Newsletter|

During the first day of Trialogue’s annual CSI conference, speakers, panelists and delegates explored developments in the field of corporate social investment (CSI) and shared lessons from successful interventions. The two-day conference being held in Johannesburg on 24 and 25 May has brought together more than 450 delegates from corporates, [...]

Trialogue CSI Conference to explore how collaboration can enhance impact in development

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: CSI, Media Insights|Tags: , , , |

Businesses spent R8.1 billion on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa during the 2014/15 financial year, but what kind of impact did this spend have? This year’s Trialogue CSI Conference, themed Collaboration for Impact, will explore how, if effectively strategised and supported through mutually beneficial partnerships, CSI spend can contribute [...]

67 fundraising and marketing tips for NPOs

By | July 18th, 2015|Categories: Media Insights|Tags: , , , |

Drawing from insights gained through understanding the needs and demands of both the NPO and corporate sectors, we rounded up 67 fundraising and marketing tips for NPOs, in celebration of Mandela Day. Read more

Put a monetary value on dignity? Here’s why you should.

By | June 22nd, 2015|Categories: CSI, Media Insights|Tags: |

“But I mean, can you honestly say that you would put a monetary value on dignity?” That was the astonished question I was asked by an audience member during a spirited debate at the recent Trialogue CSI conference about whether corporate social investment should continue to focus on straight grantmaking, [...]