The Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019, hosted at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on 16 and 17 April, convened 400 delegates from the corporate, non-profit, government, academic and media sectors, to share lessons and best practice in development, with emphasis on the integral role that business has to play in society. The event profiled four key themes, viz. collaboration in education, managing risks and reputations in development, innovative finance for development impact, and building healthy relationships in development.