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Beyond Mandela Day: the power of employee volunteering programmes
Employee volunteering continues to grow in South Africa, with most large companies boasting employee volunteering programmes. Trialogue director Cathy Duff explains how companies can keep up the momentum beyond Mandela Day to deliver sustained impact. 16 Jul 2024 Read more

Enabling intergenerational inclusion in entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship as a tool for reinforcing South Africa’s economy was under the spotlight at Trialogue’s Business in Society Conference 2024. The Absa-sponsored themed session, entitled ‘Enabling intergenerational inclusion through entrepreneurship’, explored the critical role of data in establishing a supportive ecosystem for entrepreneurship to thrive. The session also considered some of the ways in which to shift societal mindsets towards fostering entrepreneurial growth. 9 Jul 2024 Read more

Future-ready youth – Business must collaborate to build skills for the evolving workplace
South African youth, particularly those aged 15 to 34, are facing major obstacles and remain the most vulnerable in our labour markets. Disruptive shifts that include globalisation, demographic changes and the advent of artificial intelligence are transforming our socioeconomic system and impacting jobs, says Judy Vilakazi, executive of corporate social responsibility at Telkom. Digital skills are essential for job creation in an evolved landscape, and business must be involved. 1 Jul 2024 Read more

Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2024: ABC to CEO – supporting the learning journey
The future of the education system in South African is digital and Vodacom has a huge role to play in enabling this, Sitho Mdlalose, CEO of Vodacom South Africa, told delegates at the recent Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2024. 25 Jun 2024 Read more

How can companies promote democracy and social justice?
On the eve of the 2024 elections – our seventh election since the dawn of democracy 30 years ago – South Africa is at a crossroads. 28 May 2024 Read more

Trialogue Business in Society Conference challenges stakeholders to collaborate for change
Trialogue’s 2024 Business in Society Conference created a lively platform for business and the non-profit sector to explore some of South African society’s most pressing needs and how corporate social investment (CSI) interventions and collaborations might respond to these more effectively. 21 May 2024 Read more

Bonang Mohale to speak on business supporting democracy at Trialogue Conference
The important role that business plays in supporting accountable political actors who embed and deepen South Africa’s democracy will take centre stage at this year’s Trialogue Business in Society Conference as thought leaders and delegates from the private, public and non-profit sectors gather to discuss corporate social responsibility ahead of elections. 8 May 2024 Read more

Help to advance our understanding of the non-profit sector in South Africa
Stand a chance to win with a survey that helps researchers understand emerging trends, income and more in the non-profit sector. 2 May 2024 Read more

Building better CSI: Trialogue Business in Society Conference promotes collaborative solutions
In a year poised to shape the future of democracy around the world, particularly in South Africa where upcoming elections hold the hope of a positive turning point for the country, the act of collaboration takes on special significance. 30 Apr 2024 Read more

Investment in social enterprise yields double-win
Social enterprises are attracting growing recognition for their potential to address some of South Africa’s most pressing challenges, combining profit generation with positive social development goals. Recent research suggests that social enterprises, already a valuable source of job creation across the continent, could be responsible for more than 5.5 million direct jobs by 2030. In recognition of this growing value, responsible business advisory company Trialogue has teamed up with Barloworld to guide companies looking to make meaningful contributions to these enterprises. 24 Apr 2024 Read more

How can companies invest in whole school development?
Trialogue and Telkom have joined forces to promote whole school development through the Trialogue Knowledge Hub, the leading information resource for social investors in Africa. 8 Apr 2024 Read more

What social impact will your company make this year?
Companies are increasingly viewing themselves as agents of change rather than mere economic entities. As corporate social investment (CSI) evolves to become core to business, will we view its contribution in a different light? We explore what the future holds. 29 Feb 2024 Read more

South African corporate social investment grows to R11.8bn in 2023
South African companies spent an estimated R11.8bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in the 2023 financial year, according to corporate responsibility consultancy Trialogue’s latest research findings. 14 Dec 2023 Read more

Sappi’s forestry initiative scoops coveted CSI award
The prestigious Trialogue Strategic CSI Award for 2023 was scooped by Sappi Khulisa, the company’s flagship programme for emerging timber farmers. The award celebrates CSI projects that find the optimal balance between delivering social impact and corporate benefit. 14 Dec 2023 Read more

Social investors and NPOs offered digital solutions to thrive in the responsible business landscape
The responsible business space is more complex than ever, which means professionals in the field need leading-edge industry information and opportunities to upskill. In response, corporate responsibility consultancy Trialogue has relaunched the popular Trialogue Knowledge Hub and launched the Trialogue Academy. 13 Jun 2023 Read more

Trialogue Business in Society Conference: Call for business to play stronger role in societal issues
The 16th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference provided much food for thought as leaders from business, the non-profit sector and government gathered to focus on the role of business in strengthening South Africa's sociopolitical environment, addressing gender-based violence, improving education and catalysing impact in the green economy. Hosted by Azania Mosaka, the conference saw thought leaders call on the private sector for deeper involvement, strategic investment and effective collaboration with government and the non-profit sector to have meaningful impact on these critical issues. 12 May 2023 Read more

Trialogue's Business in Society Conference focuses on GBV, education and the green economy
Hosted by Azania Mosaka, this year's Trialogue Business in Society Conference on 9 and 10 May invites business leaders to consider how they can accelerate the fight against poverty, inequality, poor education outcomes, gender-based violence and the climate crisis under the overarching theme of inclusive and purposeful business. 2 May 2023 Read more

How business can help to realise the South Africa we struggled for: Rev. Frank Chikane
South Africa's future is at risk unless we deal with the scourge of unemployment, Rev. Frank Chikane warned delegates during his keynote address at the Trialogue Business in Society Conference on 11 May. 7 Jun 2022 Read more

Delivering on the Constitution means effecting social justice
Ubuntu-driven leadership is needed for South Africa to 'bounce forward' as a nation, according to Professor Thuli Madonsela, chair in social justice research at Stellenbosch University and the founder of the Thuma Foundation. 6 Jun 2022 Read more

How to ensure equitable philanthropy in Africa
Research supported by Vodacom Foundation, Safaricom and the Vodafone Foundation reveals why donor resources for Africa tend to go to Northern-based rather than African-led civil society organisations. Civil and private sector leaders discussed how Africa can liberate itself from international donor dependency at a recent conference. 3 Jun 2022 Read more

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