Entrepreneur and Small Business Support: Overview of CSI Spend

Entrepreneurs and small business were supported by 30% of corporates and received an average of 6% of CSI expenditure in 2021.

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  • As in previous years, most of the funding for entrepreneurs and small businesses was directed to skills development (62%).

  • Significantly less (13%) was used to provide finance to small businesses.

  • On average, less than half of small businesses (44%) supported through CSI were part of the company value chain, with the proportion ranging from 2% to 100%.


Source: Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2021

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