The GSG Global Impact Summit was held in Malaga, Spain, on October 2-3!

The event stands as the flagship gathering within the impact movement, uniting practitioners and leaders from the realms of finance, business, policy-making, and civil society across the world each year, organised in various locations.

During the Summit, six new countries announced their participation in The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)’s network of National Advisory Boards: Sri Lanka, Peru, Belgium, Norway, Greece, and Malaysia. Additionally, the event celebrated the 10th anniversary of establishing the G8’s 2013 Social Impact Investment Taskforce, which served as a precursor to the GSG, with the participation of network stakeholders.

EYDK (Impact Investing Advisory Board, Turkiye) and her national partners provided valuable contributions to this global gathering.

– Şafak Müderrisgil, President of EYDK,  moderated the panel titled ‘What are the key challenges and next steps for audit & assurance of impact performance.’
– Tuğçe Söğüt,  Secretary General of EYDK, served as a speaker in the panel titled ‘Connecting Capital to Communities: The Potential of Place-Based Investing.’

In addition, EYDK Members took their places in the following sessions;

– Cem Baytok, Managing Partner of idacapital, offered practical insights in the panel titled ‘Investing in Technology: Impact Challenges and Impact Opportunities.’
– Can Atacik, a Member of the Executive Committee of Etkiyap, moderated the panel titled ‘What will it take to drive the investment needed to finance the Just Transition.’

The Summit boasted over 1,000 attendees representing more than 60 countries and featured panels and workshops on topics such as capital mobilisation, impact transparency, and the development of impact economies.