Trialogue Managing director, Nick Rockey. Image supplied.
JOHANNESBURG - Trialogue Knowledge Hub on Thursday said their online resource will offer learning and lessons on socio-economic development, from leading South African companies, at no cost.

Corporations, researchers, philanthropists and others interested in socio-economic development and corporate social investment (CSI) are set to have access to a freely available body of knowledge that offers lead practice content, case studies and research.

The portal currently offers information on school leadership and management (Old Mutual), financial literacy (MMI Holdings), philanthropy (Nedbank Private Wealth) and maths and science education (Investec).

Nick Rockey, Trialogue Managing Director said: “We decided to launch the portal with corporate partners, based on their interest in playing an active role in advancing the thinking and lead practice in development sectors in which they are invested. This way, corporates can build on their investments to influence the sector more broadly.

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“The Knowledge Hub provides one reputable source of high quality information that will educate and inform a broad range of stakeholders. There are many who want to make a difference, but need advice on how best to leverage their funding.”

Charlene Lackay, Group CSI Manager at MMI Holdings, said:  “We are delighted to be part of this initiative. South African companies have harnessed a formidable body of knowledge on CSI best practice. The Trialogue Knowledge Hub will make this information which is especially pertinent to African conditions available to a far wider audience and possibly give more companies and individuals the confidence to get involved in making a difference.”

“Trialogue will provide editorial oversight to ensure content credibility, and format content to maximise usability and accessibility,” said Rockey. “We look forward to partnering with more companies that recognise the value of driving thought leadership in the social investment and development space.”

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