Second Board Meeting of EYDK Held

Şafak Müderrisgil, the President of EYDK:

”The membership of GSG, Turkey’s impact investment ecosystem will be opened to the international environment”


Impact Investment Advisory Board (EYDK), established with the aim of making impact investment a mainstream investment model in Turkey and enabling Turkey to sign international cooperation, models and projects in this field, held its second meeting with the participation of Cliff Prior, the CEO of Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG). Şafak Müderrisgil, the President of EYDK stated that as a result of a two-year study, the necessary preparations were completed and with the support of stakeholders, they started the process for the membership to the GSG on behalf of Turkey.

The Impact Investment Advisory Board (EYDK), which was established by 30 leading institutions that came together to bring Turkey to the world stage in the field of impact investment, held a meeting for the second time on September 15 with the participation of Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) CEO Cliff Prior.

At the meeting, the importance of the participation of GSG, which is a non-profit organization and advocate of impact investment and initiatives, and EYDK was emphasized.

Stating that they are happy to host Cliff Prior, CEO of Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and his team, EYDK President Şafak Müderrisgil added: “The GSG membership of EYDK will be the window of Turkey’s impact investment ecosystem to the international environment. While EYDK continues its activities in synergy with all its stakeholders on impact investment in Turkey, it will also enter the world league by becoming a member of GSG and be included in the international information and communication networks offered by GSG. In the international environment at GSG, it will have the opportunity to both express its own potential and listen to the perspective of other countries, and will be able to take its place in international cooperation. Membership to GSG is a process that starts only with the application of a supreme board with legal personality, where stakeholders from different sectors and segments are represented at the country level. As a legal entity that has completed the necessary preparations and structuring as a result of a two-year study, EYDK has started the membership process on behalf of Turkey with the support of its stakeholders.”

Cliff Prior, the CEO of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment said, “I am delighted to see the progress being made towards a National Advisory Board in Turkey.  The evidence-based action plan and working groups are highly relevant to the development of impact investing. I look forward to seeing a strong, diverse and action-oriented future for impact in Turkey, helping to improve lives and the environment.”