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

CSI INSIGHTS

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.

Youth empowerment – Why Momentum Metropolitan Foundation is invested?

By | June 12th, 2020|Categories: Business in Society 2020, CSI, CSI Consulting|

Charlene Lackay, CSI Manager at Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, spoke to us about the organisation’s support for youth through non-profit partnerships that work to empower young people. She emphasised that it is vital for business to centre young people in their approaches to ensure a future for them. How many youth [...]

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Supporting local government in the midst of a pandemic

By | May 18th, 2020|Categories: Business in Society 2020, CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

South African municipalities face severe challenges at the best of times. According to Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s 2017/2018 financial audit of municipalities, released in 2019, one-third of them spend more than they earn, with irregular and wasteful expenditure reaching R122 billion. Of the 257 audited municipalities, just 18 received clean audits. [...]

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Social distancing an opportunity for business to reconnect with the society that it serves

By | March 27th, 2020|Categories: Business in Society 2020, CSI, Featured, Media Insights|

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to demand that all sectors of society act responsibly, ethically and collaboratively. Following his announcement on 15 March of a national state of disaster and the measures needed to combat the spread of Covid-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa described this crisis as “the most [...]

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Business needs to limit the damage – not exacerbate it

By | March 27th, 2020|Categories: Business in Society 2020, CSI, Featured, Media Insights|

The way we do business has changed overnight and parts of the system are breaking because of it. Suppliers are most vulnerable to this sudden change. Guesthouses, travel agents and conference venues that rely on corporate patronage have had the rug pulled out from under them. Others, such as lawyers, [...]

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SASRIA: Review of SA’s public insurer’s CSI programming

By | March 11th, 2020|Categories: Case Studies, CSI, CSI Consulting|

“I am extremely happy with the project outcome; it is better than I expected. We went into the project not really knowing what it would look like – all I wanted was an impact analysis. Trialogue helped us to articulate the problem statement and design the project and then delivered [...]

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CSI Forum: What is responsible business and whose responsibility is it?

By | March 11th, 2020|Categories: Business in Society 2020, CSI, CSI Forums|

Kindly hosted by Investec on 25 February in Johannesburg and 27 February in Cape Town The approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in South Africa is maturing, with many companies looking well beyond their corporate social investment (CSI) departments to affect meaningful change in society, and some interrogating how their [...]

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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 [...]

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