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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.

Employee volunteering: Beyond Mandela month

August 7th, 2023|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

Employee volunteering programmes (EVPs) can create connection, meaning, and a sense of shared purpose in the workplace, which can translate to increased employee engagement and improved hiring and retention. They also hold the potential to support non-profit organisations (NPOs) with their work and projects. Mandela Day has created a valuable [...]

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Connected Schools: Lessons Learnt In Developing A Future-Fit Classroom

July 7th, 2023|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

As many as 98% of companies support education-related projects and 44% of total CSI spend is directed towards education. As companies adjust their interventions to match the needs of the future it is tempting to envision the future classroom as one of high-tech learning where teachers play a minimal role. [...]

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Road to integrate and mature ESG metrics

June 7th, 2023|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

Towards a sustainable business roadmap   The recent webinar hosted by Trialogue and BanQu brought together global and local experts in the field of sustainability to discuss the development and maturing of a sustainability roadmap for businesses. With mounting pressure from stakeholders to improve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approaches [...]

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Corporate foundations: Finding the best fit

April 5th, 2023|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

Trialogue’s primary research shows that 43% of companies surveyed in 2022 managed some or all of their corporate social investment (CSI) through a separate legal entity, 28% through trusts and 15% through non-profit companies. This is an increase from 35% in 2021.   On 30 March 2023, responsible business consultancy Trialogue [...]

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Good giving practices

March 6th, 2023|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

Giving practices have undergone a shift since the Covid-19 pandemic, during which more flexible funding was made available to non-profit organisations (NPOs) responding to crises. On 23 February 2023, responsible business consultancy Trialogue, in partnership with Barloworld, hosted a webinar exploring current giving practices. Panellists Noluvo Ngcwabe (Executive Consultant: Barloworld [...]

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Achieving buy-in from schools and teachers to enhance learner outcomes

November 14th, 2022|Categories: CSI, CSI Forums, Featured|

South Africa’s education system faces significant challenges. Damning statistics and poor performance in the country’s education sector are well documented. The crisis has led to a debate on the role corporates and other funders can play in improving learner outcomes and in optimising the impact of their investments into the [...]

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