About Trialogue

Trialogue is one of only a few consultancies in South Africa that focus exclusively on corporate responsibility issues. Over two decades of experience puts us at the forefront of new developments in sustainability and corporate social investment (CSI).

We are a 51% black-owned company and the southern African Local Authority of the CECP Global Exchange.

We share our knowledge through our publications, conference, training programs and forums, and use our expertise to support clients through our consulting and reporting services. From our offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, we serve clients across South Africa.


Consulting services

Trialogue supports its clients in making their CSI and sustainability practices more effective through its end-to-end consulting process, which covers strategy development and implementation, stakeholder engagement, management and measurement systems, benchmarking, and evaluation.

Our social impact advisory services include presentations to boards and executives on CSI trends, developing company-specific CSI policies and strategies, and supporting companies to implement their CSI strategies. Support includes help with identifying new projects or programmes, developing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, and conducting project evaluations. We also assist with CSI communications, and training executives and staff on CSI practices.

Trialogue offers a range of M&E services to private-sector companies, NPOs, government departments and state-owned entities, including developing M&E frameworks, ongoing monitoring support, conducting project and programme evaluations, benchmarking, and strategically positioning CSI programmes and projects on a spectrum of both social and corporate benefit.

Our integrated thinking and sustainability services include gap analysis to assess positioning and practices as viewed against lead practice, benchmarking of positioning against peer companies, and development of sustainability strategies and roadmaps. We also offer support in advancing sustainability practices, including the conscious adoption of standards and codes, materiality and stakeholder engagement processes, internal management accountability and performance tracking, integrated ESG/sustainability management frameworks, and internal and external communication.

Trialogue offers a full reporting service, which focuses on authenticity and transparency. We support our clients in meeting the various regulatory codes and standards, while moving beyond compliance-based reporting. Specific corporate reporting services include integrated reporting, sustainability reporting and social impact reporting, with a full range of support from concept design, information collection, writing and editing, through to print management and delivery.

Thought leadership platforms

Trialogue’s knowledge-sharing platforms provide corporate clients with the opportunity to profile their work, position their brands as thought leaders, and share their insight with peers in the development sector.
For more than two decades, The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook has been the leading corporate social investment (CSI) publication in South Africa, providing reliable data and insight that has contributed to deepened understanding and impact in the developmental sector. The publication responds to the increasingly holistic role of business within society, encapsulating but not bound by the concept of CSI.
This annual event convenes more than 400 civil society, private- and public-sector delegates to share insights and innovations, in order to strengthen development interventions. In 2022, we hosted our first hybrid event, which explored the theme of reconnection after the lockdowns and physical distancing brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Diarise 9 and 10 May 2023 for the must-attend next Trialogue Business in Society Conference.

A freely online platform, the Trialogue Knowledge Hub is a comprehensive and growing body of knowledge on topics across numerous development sectors. The Hub provides companies with the ability to showcase their social investment work across chosen areas of development and to reinforce good citizenship positioning of their corporate brand. Additionally, the NPO Directory on the Hub helps funders identify non-profit organisations (NPOs) for potential partnerships.

The Trialogue Academy is an educational platform offering online and hybrid courses in responsible business, sustainability and corporate social investment. It distills more than two decades of industry experience and thought leadership, providing professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to deepen their understanding of key concepts in development.

Trialogue hosts monthly webinars, providing expert input and insights on a range of responsible business topics. CSI and responsible business practitioners can engage in discussions that help to enhance the impact of responsible business initiatives.

Trialogue has partnered with Expresso, SABC 3’s award-winning breakfast show, to provide select companies with the opportunity to showcase their responsible business initiatives. This unique opportunity amplifies companies’ commitment to social and community development.

The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2023 is out now


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