The Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK), established to create an enabling environment to facilitate the growth of impact investing and a well-functioning ecosystem in Turkey, began its work with the participation of 30 leading institutions, including the Investment Office.
“We welcome all stakeholders who are keen to build capacity in impact investing. Within this mission, EYDK will function as a platform and will support the development of impact investment in Turkey," announced EYDK President Şafak Müderrisgil.
EYDK's mission is to make impact investing a mainstream, sustainable, and inclusive investment model. Its top priority is to enable the realization of required regulations for impact investing, create a transparent and inclusive ecosystem, raise awareness and competence, and design a national framework for impact measurement and management.
Turkey's first Impact Investing Platform (Etkiyap) and the Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) were established following the publication of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Map Turkey prepared jointly by the UNDP IICPSD and the Investment Office.
The SDG Investor Map Turkey provides in-depth information on 27 investment opportunity areas identified across 9 priority sectors and 14 subsectors. The map classifies priority sectors for Turkey as technology and communications, transportation, renewables and alternative energy, education, healthcare, food and beverage, consumer goods, infrastructure and financials.