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.

Celebrating Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday

By | July 25th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

As a leading corporate social investment consultancy in South Africa, Trialogue does not only preach good corporate citizenship to corporate South Africa, but we get stuck in ourselves. Trialogue employees in both the Joburg and Cape Town offices got their hands dirty and responded to the challenge to do good [...]

CSI professionals: Improve your practice

By | July 25th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Since 2007 we've been offering regular training courses for CSI practitioners and others responsible for CSI or engaged in community development. The courses aim to boost their capacity to make sound decisions and increase the efficacy of CSI. These workshops take place in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Some of [...]

Young people loving life

By | July 2nd, 2013|Categories: CSI|

At the end of June 2013, loveLife relaunched its brand, with the tagline: Powering the Future. LoveLife CEO Grace Mathlape and programme director Scott Burnett spoke at the Making CSI Matter 2013 conference about the past and the future of the well-known youth development brand. CEO Grace Mathlape spoke of [...]

Corporate social investment: A business imperative or nicety? (Sustainability Review Issue 11: November 2012)

By | March 12th, 2013|Categories: CSI, Sustainability|

Corporate social investment has become a recognised part of doing business in South Africa. Yet there are still questions being asked about the value that CSI is able to contribute to development and about its rationale for existence. While there may be examples of poor and ineffective practice, if undertaken strategically, CSI can [...]

ICT for teachers

By | March 8th, 2013|Categories: CSI|

Advice from Arthur Preston, Principal at Elkanah House School (@artpreston) on why digital literacy in classrooms is so important, and why teachers need to get on board. Courtesy of Total SA. Hannelie Coetzee. Why is digital literacy important to teach in schools? In a developing economy such as [...]

How companies can support child services

By | December 18th, 2012|Categories: CSI|

Credit: Deni Archer Advice from Paula Proudlock, Child Rights Programme manager, UCT Children’s Institute. Paula co-ordinated the Children’s Bill Working Group, the civil society network on the Children's Act, from 2003 to 2008. The capacity to deliver and deliver fast lies with the NPO sector. So at this time of [...]

Equal education takes Education minister to court

By | November 14th, 2012|Categories: CSI|

Equal Education will be taking Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to court on 20 November. Their goal is to have the court require that Motshekga set standards for school infrastructure. To support their cause, they've made a hard hitting video summarising the issues our schools face.

2012 Trialogue CSI conference

By | November 6th, 2012|Categories: CSI|

The fifth annual Making CSI Matter conference was a great success. This event has become a valuable tool for taking the pulse of the sector and moving it into the future. In 2012 we welcomed 360 delegates at South Africa’s biggest conference on corporate social investment and development. The delegate contingen

2012 Trialogue CSI conference outcomes

By | November 6th, 2012|Categories: CSI|

The National Planning Commission's 2030 vision document providing a longer term perspective as applicable for a developmental field such as CSI as it is for national economic development. Yet we understand the tension that is created when seeking to serve a developmental agenda while constrained by relatively short financial commitments, [...]

2012 Trialogue CSI conference speakers

By | November 6th, 2012|Categories: CSI|

  Andre Oberholzer Andre Oberholzer is the Group Head for Corporate Affairs of Sappi Limited. In this role he has global responsibility for Sappi’s internal, external, corporate and business communication and reputation management programmes. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, he is a member of the Corporate Management Team, the [...]