EYDK Reveals The First Report

Turkey’s national priorities will be supported in line with the impact investment

Founded by leading institutions that came together to bring Turkey to the world stage in the field of impact investing, the Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) announced the report titled “EYDK as an Catalyser” in the online meeting held on Tuesday, September 28. The report includes the Sustainable Development Goals, the basic principles of impact investing and the opportunities that await Turkey in this new field. It also underlines the importance of acting in harmony with Turkey’s national priorities and being able to direct these priorities from the EYDK’s perspective.

Placing positive, measurable social and environmental impact at the centre of investments and financial gain impact investing has reached 2.3 trillion dollars globally. Impact Investment Advisory Board (EYDK) representing Turkey in this emerging field has published its first report.

The report titled “EYDK as an Catalyser” builds on previous national reports, the EYDK survey completed in June 2021, and the comprehensive roundtables held in August. In the report, a data-driven, transparent and inclusive approach has been adopted. The report outlines that four potential working groups have been identified to implement EYDK’s action plan: Sustainable Development and Policy, Institutional Communication, Impact Partnerships and Capacity Building.

Making a statement regarding the report, Şafak Müderrisgil, President of EYDK, said, “This first report represents a new stage in the work carried out since April 2019 by public and private sector leaders and non-profit organizations to popularize the impact investment model in Turkey.” She emphasized the importance of revealing the strategic priorities and the themes of working groups as well.

Onur İlhan, Secretary General of EYDK, said, “These working groups will also focus on the European Green Deal, women’s empowerment and the livelihoods of asylum seekers in addition to the Board’s main objectives of such as supporting national priorities and guiding them from the perspective of its impact, participating in international business and information networks, raising local competence and awareness.”

To view the report, please click: https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.eydk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/RAPOR-1.pdf