President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech via video message at the 11th Bosphorus Summit held today in İstanbul.
“Any investment that does not consider the social good and create added-value for sustainable development is incomplete. Impact investments, which put together sustainability, social entrepreneurship and social responsibility, present important opportunities for the humanity. We find it very significant to support companies that bring together this innovative approach to today’s business and social life. We will give all necessary support to the works on impact investment as the Presidency and through our institutions,” said President Erdoğan.
Within the summit, the Sustainable Development Goals Investor Map Turkey–developed jointly by the Investment Office and the Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector (IICPSD) upon the request of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)–was launched.
President Erdoğan also thanked UNDP, the Impact Investment Platform (Etkiyap), the Development Investment Bank of Turkey and the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office for the establishment of the Turkish National Advisory Board for Impact Investing and congratulated the board members, adding the Investor Map Turkey will have a key role in boosting international capital inflow into Turkey.
Investment Office President Burak Dağlıoğlu, also, addressed the attendees at the “SDG Investor Map Turkey: Policy Dialogue” panel of the event saying, “This study is a very useful guide both for public and private sector decision makers to have a quick look at the investment opportunities in Turkey. It encompasses good examples of target companies, as well. A very good exemplary target is on the e-mobility side, Turkey’s local EV brand TOGG.”
The “SDG Investor Map Turkey” provides in-depth information on 27 investment opportunity areas identified across 9 priority sectors and 14 subsectors. The map has classified the priority sectors for Turkey as technology and communications, transportation, renewables and alternative energy, education, healthcare, food and beverage, consumer goods, infrastructure and financials.