Investment Office and Bain & Company Türkiye presented “ESG CEO Pulse", the first sustainability report in Türkiye at an exclusive launch event held in Dolmabahçe Office in Istanbul and attended by Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu, Deputy Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Hasan Suver, Bain & Company SEMEA Managing Partner Roberto Prioreschi, ESG & Sustainability AP Armando Guastella, Togg CEO Gürcan Karakaş, and Siemens Türkiye CEO Hüseyin Gelis.
Through 22 exclusive interviews, CEOs from some of the most important companies in Türkiye explained their strategies to combine short-term shock management with long-term sustainability goals, while the outcomes of the research were consolidated within the first ESG CEO Pulse report, which offers insights on Turkish leaders' strategies to deal with a turbulent and unpredictable time, their perceived role in the green transition of the country, and corporates' ESG initiatives to respond to different environmental and socio-political shocks.
During his keynote speech at the event, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu said, “In comparison to other countries, Türkiye has come a long way in sustainability and digital transformation, the two hot topics on the global agenda. Today, renewables account for 55 percent of total electricity generation in Türkiye, while mobility has also improved significantly. We introduced the FDI Strategy 1.5 years ago, with a special emphasis on sustainability, which is also where we focused on the most in the “ESG CEO Pulse" prepared in collaboration with Bain & Company Türkiye. I would like to thank all CEOs and their colleagues, as well as the Bain & Company Türkiye and Investment Office teams, who contributed to this research. I hope it will be beneficial to the public and the private sectors."
During the event, Armando Guastella moderated the private talk titled “Sustainability and Technology: Two Faces of the Same Coin" that featured Togg CEO Gürcan Karakaş and Siemens Türkiye CEO Hüseyin Gelis as panelists, who addressed new opportunities, technologies, and challenges in the mobility industry.
Meanwhile, Investment Office Senior Advisor Murat Özdemir moderated the panel titled “The Key Role of Investors in Enabling the Transformation Journey" where European Investment Bank Türkiye Office Head Umberto Del Panta, Development and Investment Bank of Türkiye CEO İbrahim Öztop, Purpose-Sustainable Ideas Founder Dilek Bil, and ESAS Holding Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director Berrak Kutsoy highlighted the significance of sustainability and digital transformation.