corporate social investment

Making CSI Matter to NGOs

Now in its second year, the ‘Making CSI Matter’ conference which took place from 2-4 March, attracted approximately 300 participants from across the corporate social investment (CSI), development and business sectors. The conference was hosted by Trialogue and examined external influences and consequences for effective development, and different models and approaches for CSI and development.

Civil Society and Democracy in South Africa

By Prof Adam Habib: Regime change can have significant impacts on society. And, this is all the more so if it occurs in an era of globalisation. Nowhere is this more evident than in South Africa where democratisation and globalisation have fundamentally transformed the society. In the process, civil society has itself been remolded in significant ways, the effects of which are only now becoming evident.

CSI or CSR - Are You a Learning NPO?

So what’s the difference between CSI (Corporate Social Investment) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)? Do you know and have you considered how these two concepts impact on your work as a non-profit organisation and your current way of doing things? 

The terms corporate citizenship, sustainable development and partnerships are  bandied around and glibly used by the non-profit sector as a solution to fighting poverty and changing lives.

Words as Weapons:


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