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

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 […]

Social licence to operate

June 5th, 2017|

In his overview presentation on social licence to operate at The Trialogue Business in Society Conference, Nedbank Executive Head of Public Affairs, Thabang Chiloane, shared […]

Youth and entrepreneurship

June 5th, 2017|

South Africa currently has one of the lowest levels of entrepreneurship in the world, and the lowest level of all African countries. In 2011, Kgalema […]

Social enterprise

June 5th, 2017|

Social enterprise, still a fairly new concept in South Africa, is steadily gaining international momentum. A panel discussion at Trialogue’s 2017 Business in Society Conference […]

Enterprise development case studies

June 5th, 2017|

At The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2017, in a breakout session that examined entrepreneurial case studies, two entrepreneurs who benefitted from enterprise development programming […]

Enterprise development

June 5th, 2017|

In 2016, 27% of the adult population in South Africa was unemployed. According to The National Development Plan, 90% of the approximately 11 million jobs […]

ICT for development

June 5th, 2017|

Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) aims to harness ICT for socioeconomic development, with particular emphasis on driving impact in low-resource or low-income regions. […]