EYDK Impact Investing Summit 2024 panels are now on the EYDK Youtube channel!

The panels from the EYDK Impact Investing Summit 2024, held at Boğaziçi University on May 23-24 under the theme “Accelerating Impact: Shaping the Future, Transforming Together,” are now available on the EYDK YouTube channel. Don’t miss out! 

Watch insightful panels from our summit on the EYDK YouTube channel to dive into innovative impact investments and explore the ecosystem. Discover the latest in impact investing! 

Türkiye is making great strides in impact investing! Key milestones include the first social impact bond, the creation of impact funds, and the inaugural EYDK Impact Investing Summit. At the summit, we showcased Türkiye’s transition to an impact economy, raised awareness, and fostered collaboration in the field. Let’s continue to drive change together!

Click here to watch the panels.

EYDK Organised First ‘Impact Investing Forum’ in Izmir in Partnership with TARKEM, Focusing on “Place-Based Impact Investing” Theme!

EYDK, aiming to make impact investing a widespread, sustainable, and inclusive option in Türkiye, is launching an event series called the ‘Impact Investing Forum’, in collaboration with its member institutions, focusing on different sectors and investment areas where “Impact” matters. The first event of this series, in partnership with TARKEM, took place on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Historical Akın Passage Kemeraltı in Izmir.

Since its establishment, EYDK has played a role in introducing and implementing the concept of “Place-Based Impact Investing” in Türkiye. In collaboration with its member institution TARKEM, EYDK convened stakeholders in the Aegean Region to delve deeper into the subject matter. Place-Based Impact Investing proposes making strategic investments tailored to the economic, social, and environmental needs of a specific region to promote its sustainable development.

Press Release. 

European Impact Investing Survey 2024: A New Collaboration with Impact Europe!

We’re thrilled to announce our new collaboration with Impact Europe on the “European Impact Investing Survey”!

Impact Europe’s comprehensive biennial report examines the current state and future of the impact ecosystem. As part of this report, the European Impact Investing Survey 2024 aims to harmonise impact investment data to create an accurate, collaborative, and comparable dataset. In partnership with EYDK and Impact Europe, we invite you to participate in this important research to gain a deep understanding of the current market size of impact investments in Türkiye and the European financial ecosystem!

To take part in the European Impact Investing Survey 2024, please complete the survey at the link provided. The deadline for participation is June 15, 2024.

This data collection is conducted by EYDK, as part of a study by the European Impact Investing Consortium, a collaboration between GSG, Esade Center for Social Impact, EYDK, FAIR, France Invest, Forum de l’investissement responsable, Hellenic Impact Investing Network, Impact Europe, Impact Finance Belgium, Impact Investing Institute, Netherlands Advisory Board on Impact Investing, Politecnico di Milano, Portuguese NAB, Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, and SpainNAB.

For survey visit this link. 

EYDK Held Türkiye’s First Impact Investing Summit

The EYDK Impact Investing Summit 2024, organised by the Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) for the first time this year, was successfully completed on May 23-24 at Boğaziçi University under the theme “Accelerating Impact: Forge the Future, Transform Together”.

The Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) has been leading efforts to advance the impact investing ecosystem in Türkiye and promote sustainable development centred around impact since 2021. Alongside members from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, EYDK continues its efforts to position Türkiye as a regional leader in impact investing, with its authorised national partner status representing Türkiye within the international impact investment network GSG Impact.

In Türkiye’s developmental journey in impact investing, the implementation of the first social impact bond and the establishment of impact funds in 2023 are considered significant milestones. The EYDK Impact Investing Summit 2024 aimed to highlight Türkiye’s progress in transitioning to an impact economy, while also aiming to increase awareness, promote, and strengthen collaborations in the field of impact investing.


Press release. 

EYDK Presents the First Impact Investing Summit in Türkiye!

The Impact Investing Summit, organised for the first time this year by the Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK), will take place on May 23-24, 2024, at Boğaziçi University under the theme of ‘”Accelerating Impact: Forge the Future, Transform Together”.

The Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK), aiming to foster the development of the impact investing model in Türkiye and create a well-functioning impact investing ecosystem, continues its efforts in collaboration with leading institutions in the sector.

EYDK, which continues its efforts to shape and advance Türkiye’s impact investing story, is hosting the first “EYDK Impact Investing Summit” this year on May 23-24, 2024, at Boğaziçi University. This summit offers opportunities to explore the rapidly evolving ecosystem of impact investment within and beyond Türkiye’s borders and to establish new collaborations. 

Press Release. 

Registrations Are Open Now for EYDK Impact Investing Summit 2024!

Join us at Boğaziçi University, Albert Long Hall, for the EYDK Impact Investing Summit 2024 on May 23-24, with the theme “Accelerating Impact: Forge the Future, Transform Together”!

We’re excited to bring together national and international stakeholders of impact ecosystem in Istanbul for the first “EYDK Impact Investing Summit” which is set to be an annual event starting from this year! 

At the summit, we’ll delve into topics such as impact capital supply and demand, place-based impact investing, social impact, impact transparency, and impact bonds. Let’s work together to shape a sustainable and inclusive future! 


You can see the detailed agenda here: https://bit.ly/EYDK2024Agenda


For registration: https://bit.ly/EYDKSummitRegistration


Event capacity is limited, and participation is subject to confirmation.


#EYDKSummit2024 #impactinvesting

EYDK 1. Term Board Members Have Assumed Office


At the 1st Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the Impact Investing Advisory Board, held in Istanbul on April 25 2024, with the participation of all EYDK members, the executive board and board of supervisors were appointed for the 2024-2027 period. 

Through the decisions we have undertaken to foster the development of the impact investing ecosystem, we aim to make substantial contribution to environmental and societal benefit. By collaborating together, we will take significant strides towards a more sustainable and equal world.

We wish success to our new Board!


Board Members:

Chair of Executive Board: Şafak Müderrisgil –  Etkiyap

Vice Chair: Seçil Kızılkaya Yıldız – Development and Investment Bank of Türkiye

Secretary General: Hakan Ertürk – Kızılay Impact Investment and Consulting

Treasurer: Hale Özsoy Bıyıklı – Turkven

Board Member: Özgür Temel – Maxis


Substitute Board Members: 

Fatma Çınar – Participation Banks Association of Türkiye

Kemal Levend Parnas – TED University

Ayşe Sabuncu – Impact Hub İstanbul

Kamil Kılıç – Letven

Hasan Turgut – ODTÜ Teknokent


Board of Supervisors:

Ayçe Canlı – IC Holding

Poyraz Koğacıoğlu  – Industrial Development Bank of Türkiye

Simge Abay – Kale Holding 


Substitute Board of Supervisors:

Çisil Sohodol – Bahçeşehir University

Özge Şenyurt – TARKEM

Çiğdem Palalı – Sachi Consultancy


The 2nd EYDK Member Meeting In 2024 Took Place!

At the 2nd Member Meeting of 2024, we shared updates about the national and international impact investing ecosystem, the activities carried out within EYDK, working groups, and Türkiye’s first Impact Investing Summit to be held in May. 

Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi


Garanti BBVA

IC Holding

Impact HUB

Kale Grubu

Kamu Gözetimi, Muhasebe ve Denetim Standartları Kurumu

Kızılay Etki Yatırımı



MLP Care

ODTÜ Teknokent

Özelleştirme İdaresi Başkanlığı

Sachi Consultancy

Sermaya Piyasası Kurulu

TARKEM Tarihi Kemeraltı İnşaat Yat. Tic. A.Ş.

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanlığı Strateji ve Bütçe Daire Başkanlığı

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanlığı Yatırım Ofisi

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Dışişleri Bakanlığı

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Hazine ve Maliye Bakanlığı

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı

TED Üniversitesi

Türkiye Katılım Bankaları Birliği

Türkiye Odalar ve Borsalar Birliği

Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası



Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP), İstanbul Uluslararası Özel Sektör Kalkınma Merkezi (ICPSD)

Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP) Türkiye

Letven Capital



The Final Case Study Report of “Sunshine of Şanlıurfa” Project Has Been Published!

 “Sunshine of Şanlıurfa” Project successfully completed by EYDK in partnership with TGMP within the scope of ENHANCER project, which is funded by the European Union and coordinated by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) under the coordination of the General Directorate of Development Agencies of the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Türkiye.

The project aimed to establish sustainable partnerships among stakeholders in the region, enhance capacity in the field of entrepreneurship, and increase social cohesion by facilitating the participation of Syrian and local women in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The final case study report prepared within the project is intended to serve as a guide for institutions implementing similar projects. The report presents global, national, and local perspectives on women’s entrepreneurship and employment, providing a broader view of the current situation, followed by evaluations of the ‘Sunshine of Şanlıurfa’ project. The report also includes surveys conducted to measure the efficiency of the ToT (Training of Trainers) given to TGMP personnel and the entrepreneurship training given to women beneficiaries in the region. The last part of the report includes a toolkit prepared for institutions that will implement similar projects. 


 You can access the report from here: https://www.eydk.org/publication/the-final-case-study-report-of-sunshine-of-sanliurfa-project/