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 in SA: 2013 research results presentation

By | December 5th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

South African companies directed nearly R8 billion in cash, goods and services to corporate social investment (CSI) in 2012/13, according to research by CSI and sustainability consultancy Trialogue. The results of Trialogue’s annual research into the sector were presented at the launch of the 16th edition of The CSI Handbook in Johannesburg [...]

Evidence-based investment decisions

By | November 29th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

CSI practitioners often talk about ‘applying learnings’, but how often does it happen? We know that using existing research can help improve project and evaluation design, yet rarely is this rigorously applied in practice. Can we find ways of working smarter with the evidence that is available? This article was [...]

2013 Trialogue CSI conference outcomes

By | November 6th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Innovation in Social Investment was the overarching theme of Making CSI Matter 2013. The five streams that ran through the breakaway sessions focused on sector issues and project implementation. For  PowerPoint presentations from the Making CSI Matter 2013 plenary sessions visit our SlideShare account. Lebo Mashile Dr Francois Bonnici Cathy Duff Barrie [...]

2013 Trialogue CSI conference

By | November 6th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Innovation in Social Investment was the overarching theme of Making CSI Matter 2013. The five streams that ran through the breakaway sessions focused on sector issues and project implementation. In each of these sub-themes, examples of fresh app roaches to development challenges were sought out. The five themes • School-based [...]

2013 Trialogue CSI conference speakers

By | November 6th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

The Making CSI Matter 2013 conference hosted more than 40 speakers over the two days. The plenary sessions of the conference were MCed by the fabulous, energetic Lebo Mashile. The following speakers featured: • Ann Bernstein, Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) • Hlumelo Biko, Chairman [...]

First-ever SA Fundraising Awards names winners

By | October 10th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Southern Africa’s inaugural fundraising awards, created to recognise excellence and inspire creativity and innovation in resource mobilisation and social enterprise, named their first winners at a gala event on 10 October 2013 in Johannesburg, during the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF) National Convention. CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, [...]

Is innovation a 'silver bullet' in development?

By | October 3rd, 2013|Categories: CSI|

“Corporate social investment could be increasing its impact through innovation and we want to help,” says Patrick Krappie, General Manger of Strategic Partnerships at the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). Mr Krappie was speaking at Trialogue’s CSI Matters Forums held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in September 2013. A summary [...]

Be part of the solution, join the Fortunate 500 Club

By | September 9th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Many businesses consider it a notable achievement to be on the ‘Fortune500’ list. But there’s a new club in town that’s more about what companies do with their fortune, than about how much revenue they make. LEAP Science & Maths Schools have initiated The Fortunate 500 Club for corporates who [...]

Barefoot Guide 4:Exploring the real work of social change

By | August 28th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Support the Barefoot Guide 4 campaign,  which will explore the real work of social change. Executive Director of Community Development Resource Association, Nomvula Dlamini is one of the volunteers behind the Barefoot Guide connection. Barefoot Guides are freely downloadable books containing inspiring ideas, approaches and practical advice for social change practitioners. The [...]

Education Management Association of SA conference

By | August 24th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

In the quest to finding solutions to providing meaningful education in South Africa, a few days we posted an article on best practice in education interventions because our education system is in crisis and needs serious interventions. The Education Management Association of South Africa is hosting a conference themed 'Craddle [...]

CSI initiatives earn company top spot in The CSI Handbook

By | August 16th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

The CSI Handbook is an invaluable resource to South Africa's social development practitioners as it is the leading reference guide for the corporate social investment industry. It provides in-depth primary and secondary research and analyses the sector's developmental trends, giving you the current state of CSI in South Africa as [...]

New Social Return on Investment training course launched

By | August 7th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

IQ Business and IAOS Consulting bring you South Africa's first accredited training programme on Social Return on Investment (SROI), taking place in Johannesburg on 15 August 2013 to enhance the SROI concept and methodology. The social return on investment methodology used by IAOS is a globally accredited best practice that [...]