The global SDG Impact Standards Training of Trainers was held on 13-15 February 2023 in Istanbul. The accredited training course coordinated by Etkiyap, hosted by Sabancı Arf Almost Ready to Fly, and organised by EYDK was delivered by two highly skilled competent trainers from UNDP SDG Impact and SVI. The program aimed to provide 17 international experts with the accreditation of becoming trainers for the SDG Impact Standards.
“The Potential of Urban Healing and Advancement in Türkiye: Through the Lens of Impact Investing” report is launched!
While fusing impact investing into the urban context, “Urban Healing and Advancement” framework focuses on holistic planning, community empowerment, stakeholder engagement, and access to sustainable capital flows and commercial opportunities.
The report is prepared by EYDK in partnership with The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), with the support of its local project partners, Ankara University Faculty of Applied Sciences, Arz Portfolio, Trakya Kalkınma Ajansı/Development Agency, TSKB Real Estate Appraisal and the international workshop partner UrbanOvation.
EYDK President Şafak Müderrisgil and EYDK Secretary General Onur İlhan presented the activities of EYDK for 2022.
The Sustainable Development Goals within the Context of Resilient Startups and Climate Action panel was hosted by EYDK at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27. The participants of the panel, EYDK President Şafak Müderrisgil, Founder One Impact Leader Cem Leon Menase, Advisor to the Rector of Bahçeşehir University, Prof. Dr Esra Hatipoğlu and Türkiye Development Investment Bank, Sustainability and Environmental Social Impact Management Manager Erhan Çalışkan shared their impressions about the conference with the EYDK members.
Within the framework of Turkiye’s MIKTA platform term presidency, the Joint Forces for Impact Investing Report was prepared by the impact leaders of MIKTA countries with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Deputy Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs, Head of the Department, Aslı Güven, spoke about the importance of the MIKTA platform and conveyed her views on the report’s contribution to the partnership.
The Ministry of Treasury and Finance’s new EYDK representative General Directorate of Economic Programs and Research, Deputy General Manager, Ali İbrahim Gür, also attended the meeting and shared his views.
Within the scope of the Technical Assistance for Implementation of Civil Society Dialogue and Civil Society Support Programme implemented by the Directorate for EU Affairs, the Impact Investment and Civil Society Conference report, which was held on March 29th 2022, was published in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate for EU Affairs and the support of Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK).
We are pleased to inform you about our recent international collaborative and fruitful project as the Impact Investing Advisory Board Türkiye and its outcomes.
As part of Türkiye’s term presidency of the MIKTA platform, the impact leaders of five G20 member countries (Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Türkiye and Australia) prepared the Joint Forces for Impact Investing Report. It was presented at the MIKTA side event on December 15th, 2022. The National Advisory Boards of the five countries worked with The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) to create ideas for collaboration among countries to develop their impact investing ecosystems.
This collective report presents the impact investment ecosystems of MIKTA countries, highlighting the status and potential of each country while focusing on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit by setting specific social and environmental goals in addition to financial ones.
EYDK discussed the contribution of impact-oriented startups in climate action at COP27.
At the panel held at COP27, Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) discussed how startups will contribute to climate action by complying with the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on social and environmental impact.
EYDK, the national advisory board representing Türkiye in the world of impact investing worth 2.3 trillion dollars, hosted the Sustainable Development Goals Panel at the 27th Climate Summit (COP27) organised by the United Nations (UN) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
The panel took place on the 9th of November. The speakers of the panel were Şafak Müderrisgil, President Impact Investment Advisory Board, Founder One Impact Leader Cem Leon Menase, Bahçeşehir University Advisor to the Rector Prof. Dr Esra Hatipoğlu and Seçil Yıldız, Deputy General Manager of the Development and Investment Bank of Türkiye.
The panel discussed how initiatives could contribute to climate action by being impact-oriented and SDG compliant. Within this context, strategies of institutions from different sectors, examples of best practices, and future roadmaps were discussed in order to raise awareness and develop the required capacity. The panel was a platform for the establishment of national and international collaborations at the EYDK by demonstrating the common value on where the participating institutions can base their relevant SDG compliance and Climate Action studies.
During our visit to the Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB), we consulted with Secretary General Osman Akyüz, Deputy Secretary General İsmail Vural and International Relations and Corporate Communications Manager Fatma Çınar on potential cooperation opportunities and overlapping fields of participation banking and impact investing.
The first meeting of Working Group for Corporate Communication within Impact Investing Advisory Board “EYDK”, which moderated by Onur İlhan, secretary-general of Impact Investment Advisory Board (EYDK), took place with the participation of the member institutions; Impact Investing Platform of Turkey “Etkiyap”, Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB), Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), Turkish Development and Investment Bank (TKYB), and Kale Group.
During the gratitude visit we paid to İbrahim Öztop, the General Manager of the Turkish Development and Investment Bank, we consulted about potential impact investing reachs, impact funds, and result-oriented Social Impact Bonds (SIB) in Turkey.