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.

Maths and Science Education on the Trialogue Knowledge Hub

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: CSI, Featured|

What innovative teaching programmes are making a difference in under-resourced schools? And how relevant are global educational rankings to local conditions? These are just some of the topics addressed on a free online knowledge hub that offers extensive information on improving maths and science education in South African schools. The [...]

Implementation of large-scale renewables in South African communities

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: CSI|Tags: , , |

Holle Wlokas, a consultant for the Transformation Energy Trust, is involved with the implementation of large-scale renewable energy projects in South Africa. The organisation is currently working with 102 projects across the country, as government approaches its fifth procurement round. She explained how the projects have to share ownership with [...]

Celebrating strategic CSI

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: CSI|Tags: , |

Strategic CSI is defined as CSI that has positive developmental, as well as business impact (beyond reputational impact). The Trialogue Strategic CSI Award, which recognises projects that exemplify best practice in strategic CSI in South Africa, was presented to Singita in 2015, for their cooking school in the Kruger National Park. At [...]

First day of CSI conference highlights collaboration

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: CSI, Media Insights, Newsletter|

During the first day of Trialogue’s annual CSI conference, speakers, panelists and delegates explored developments in the field of corporate social investment (CSI) and shared lessons from successful interventions. The two-day conference being held in Johannesburg on 24 and 25 May has brought together more than 450 delegates from corporates, [...]

Trialogue CSI Conference to explore how collaboration can enhance impact in development

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: CSI, Media Insights|Tags: , , , |

Businesses spent R8.1 billion on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa during the 2014/15 financial year, but what kind of impact did this spend have? This year’s Trialogue CSI Conference, themed Collaboration for Impact, will explore how, if effectively strategised and supported through mutually beneficial partnerships, CSI spend can contribute [...]

2014 Trialogue CSI conference outcomes

By | July 6th, 2014|Categories: CSI|

This year, South Africa celebrates twenty years of freedom. Many dreams have been realised, but in many ways the struggle continues. Making CSI Matter 2014 explored themes relating to the maturity of our young democracy. For  PowerPoint presentations from the Making CSI Matter 2014 plenary sessions visit our SlideShare account. For [...]

2014 Trialogue CSI conference speakers

By | July 6th, 2014|Categories: CSI|

We have confirmed many of our exciting speakers for Trialogue’s Making CSI Matter conference 2014. Altogether, we will have more than 40 speakers over the two days. The plenary sessions of the conference will be MCed by the fabulous, energetic Lebo Mashile. The following speakers have confirmed their availability and [...]

2014 Trialogue CSI Conference

By | July 6th, 2014|Categories: CSI|

In 2014, South Africa celebrated twenty years of freedom. Many dreams have been realised, but in many ways the struggle continues. Making CSI Matter 2014 explores themes relating to the maturation of our young democracy. 2014’s five themes are: Engagement Responsibility Economic freedom Diversity Vision For more information on these [...]

How The Clothing Bank uses the Poverty Stoplight

By | June 27th, 2014|Categories: CSI|

By Kristina Gubic Without a sustainable exit strategy that addresses both the cultural and socio-economic barriers facing beneficiaries, the change wrought by well-meaning NPOs is often temporary and poverty goes unchallenged. The Poverty Stoplight is proving an effective way to help people progress out of poverty by empowering them to understand [...]

South Africa must nurture its troublemakers

By | June 12th, 2014|Categories: CSI|

Jillian Reilly opened Trialogue's Making CSI Matter 2014 conference with a rousing call to delegates: FOR ME the combined 20th anniversary of democracy in SA and the death of Nelson Mandela has meant reflecting on the kinds of courage and troublemaking needed when you’re trying to "change the world". There [...]

CSI-Probono work undertaken by our employees

By | February 19th, 2014|Categories: CSI|

Vanessa Sampson Vanessa Sampson runs a weekly youth programme at the Catholic Church in Belgravia. As part of a team she arranges spiritual, educational and recreational activities. The educational activities include an awareness programme on alcohol and drug abuse, HIV, teenage pregnancy and other topical issues. The team brings in [...]

Mandela’s legacy for an equitable society

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

During this week of mourning, South Africans have reflected on Nelson Mandela’s legacy. United by respect for the great leader, people from all walks of life have joined together to bid farewell to the global icon. His national memorial service was attended by politicians, business people, celebrities and people representing [...]