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Supporting better business

Trialogue is one of only a few consultancies in South Africa that focuses exclusively on corporate responsibility issues. Over 20 years of research and experience puts us at the forefront of new developments in sustainability and corporate social investment. We are a 51% black-owned company.

Trialogue is the South Africa Partner of the CECP Global Exchange, a coalition uniting country-based, mission-driven corporate societal engagement organisations to advance the corporate sector as a force for good around the world.

We share our knowledge through our publications, conferences, training programmes and forums, and use our expertise to support clients through our consulting and reporting services. From our offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, we serve clients across southern Africa.

Ensure your NPO is visible to potential funders by listing in the Business in Society Handbook 2019

May 16th, 2019|

Book your NPO listing in the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2019 to ensure that your non-profit organisation is visible to funders of social development. As an added bonus this year, non-profit organisations that list [...]

Focus on positive outcomes and impacts

May 12th, 2019|

CAPE TOWN – When corporates and non-profit organisations (NPOs) interact with government, there are often misaligned expectations and incentives, and misalignment of each other’s processes, abilities and requirements. To move forward, there should rather be [...]

Non-profits leverage technology to support under-resourced communities

May 1st, 2019|

JOHANNESBURG – What do the three different topics of fish, citizen-based social monitoring, and youth empowerment have in common? All are associated with local non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are leveraging technology in exciting ways to [...]

Insights from The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2018

November 29th, 2018|

Companies spent an estimated R9.7 billion on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 – a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1 billion) and, taking inflation into account, the first real [...]


The Trialogue Knowledge Hub is a freely available online body of knowledge for business and other role players that invest in socioeconomic development, produced through a collaboration of corporate partners, knowledge partners, and Trialogue. 

  • Enterprise Development, sponsored by Eskom Development Foundation
  • Functional Literacy in the Foundation Phase, sponsored by VW for Good
  • Social Enterprise, sponsored by Barloworld

The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2018

In addition to detailed analysis on the state of corporate social investment in South Africa, this 21st edition of the Handbook provides an overview of global trends and insights on the role of business in society; in-depth profiles of corporate approaches to, and lessons in, development; and a range of thought-provoking articles on developmental topics, including how corporates can support fee-free tertiary education and land claims processes, build trust among stakeholders, establish a purpose-driven culture and be more innovative in their approaches to funding development.



CSI Consulting

CSI consulting

Our CSI consulting services give companies the strategic support necessary to conduct business with a positive impact. Our offerings are tailored to clients’ unique experience, needs and budgets.

CSI Consulting

CSI reporting

Trialogue offers a full CSI reporting service, from information gathering and writing to design, print and delivery. We apply our knowledge of CSI to ensure that the right information is included in clear, compelling editorial.

CSI Consulting

Sustainability consulting

We produce integrated, sustainability and CSI reports for companies, providing a full reporting service, from structuring, information gathering and writing to design, print and delivery.