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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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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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Creating integrated thinking frameworks in sustainability strategies

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: CSI|Tags: |

Typically, the emphasis on corporate sustainability is placed on the reporting process. Processes and structures required to oversee and co-ordinate sustainability practices are seldom given the priority they deserve and are often only considered during the annual reporting cycle. Trialogue advocates that attending to the management of sustainability practices is [...]

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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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Integrated thinking before integrated reporting

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: CSI|Tags: |

EY Trialogue Sustainability Forum Panelists Dr Brian Chicksen is the Vice-President of Health at AngloGold Ashanti. He was previously the MD of the group’s health subsidiary where he established a clear healthcare value proposition for AGA and its employees. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cape [...]

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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 [...]

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