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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 and the Southern African Local Authority for a global network of responsible business and social development-focused organisations, called the Global Exchange.

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.

Save the date: Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Due to national elections scheduled for May 2019, our industry-leading conference is scheduled for 16 and 17 April, with pre-conference workshops on 15 April. Registration and programme details will be available early in 2019. We [...]

Insights from The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2018

November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Supporting functional literacy at foundation phase

November 27th, 2018|0 Comments

At the Trialogue CSI Forum, presented in partnership with Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) in November 2018, companies and literacy-focused NPOs discussed the type of support that is required to ensure effective early stage literacy interventions. [...]

Internal upskilling should be a key focus area of CSR – Dion Chang

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference, trends analyst Dion Chang highlighted that employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution, [...]


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.