CSI insights 2017-12-08T10:47:24+00:00


We share lesson 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.

CSI Forum: Teacher Development

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Events, Featured|

Presented in partnership with Capitec Foundation on 22 August in Johannesburg and 27 August in Cape Town “The teacher is the main catalyst for developing confident and competent learners. Key to growing and supporting an effective teaching force in our country is understanding the challenges teachers face, as well as [...]

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

By | May 16th, 2019|Categories: CSI, Featured|

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 in the NPO Directory will also have their more detailed listings featured on a new, [...]

Global Voice Project to expand global trends in CSI

By | February 20th, 2019|Categories: CSI, Trialogue News|

Trialogue, as the Southern Africa Global Exchange partner of the global CSI partnership, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, Global Exchange, is proud to announce the launch of the Global Exchange’s Global Voice Project. The project is a continued effort to foster and grow this global CSI collaboration network, as [...]

Insights from The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2018

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Business in Society 2018, CSI, Featured|Tags: |

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 increase in five years, according to Trialogue’s 2018 research into the state of CSI in [...]

Supporting functional literacy at foundation phase

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Events, Featured|Tags: |

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. Findings from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2016 (PIRLS) sent shock waves through [...]

Working with Government

By | September 16th, 2018|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums|

Kindly hosted by Tsogo Sun, at Garden Court in Sandton City, Johannesburg, on 28 August and SunSquare in Cape Town on 30 August 2018 CSI practitioners know all too well that partnering with government is essential for sustaining and scaling development initiatives. The August Trialogue CSI forums discussed approaches and [...]

KING IV: Reinforcing good governance

By | June 27th, 2018|Categories: CSI, Media Insights, Uncategorised|Tags: |

The King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 is an update of King III, aligning it with international governance codes, best practice and shifts towards inclusive and integrated capitalism. It takes into account increased compliance requirements for effective governing bodies, new governance structures, such as Social and [...]

Enter the 2018 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award by 27 July

By | March 10th, 2018|Categories: CSI, Featured, Newsletter|

Strategic CSI is defined as corporate social investment that has significant developmental impact, as well as a positive impact on the business, beyond reputation. Trialogue invites companies to enter their strategic CSI projects for consideration for the 2018 Award. Previous winners Eskom Development Foundation received the Award in 2016, for [...]

Strengthening Civil Society Resilience

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: CSI, Featured|

In his latest policy brief, Prof William Gumede suggests ways to create a more sustainable and effective civil society landscape in South Africa. Here, he elaborates on the organisational agility, leadership and partnerships required to do so. What is the state of traditional civil society funding in South Africa? With South [...]

Embracing advocacy to drive real change

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: CSI, Featured|

Social justice work advocates for fair distribution of resources, equitable access to Constitutional rights, public and private accountability, and the strengthening of democracy. Chief executive officer of the Social Justice Initiative (SJI), Bongiwe Mlangeni, examines why corporate social investment in South Africa will be forced to expand its sphere of [...]