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.
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.
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
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 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.