Impact Measurement and Management Summit: Time to Act in Türkiye

The transition towards the impact economy is quickly becoming a major focus in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Impact investing, with its over 2.3 trillion dollars of financial assets, serves as a prime disruptor in mobilizing private capital for generating positive, measurable social and environmental impact while also realizing financial returns. The success of impact investing is rooted in its profound commitment to serve both people and the planet and demonstrated through contributions in kind and capital, utilizing tangible performance indicators. However, the distinctive force of this movement lies in its emphasis on measuring, managing, transparently reporting, and independently assuring social and environmental impact.

Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) has long had a strong theoretical basis, and now it is time to focus on its practical implementation and scalability. Türkiye is also emerging as a major player in impact investing with aspirations to become a regional market entry point.

The “Impact Measurement and Management Summit: Time to Act in Türkiye,” organised in collaboration between the Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) and TED University, successfully concluded with its emphasis on the importance of IMM in transitioning to the impact economy and achieving SDGs in Türkiye. During the summit, experts discussed various standards and frameworks in IMM, Social Return on Investment (SROI), social value, the use of SDG Impact Standards in impact management, and insights from data for impact.