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.

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 [...]

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, [...]

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