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Etkiyap facilitates the formation of Turkey’s Advisory Board for impact investing

In late 2020, a task force was formed to launch a National Advisory Board for impact investing in Turkey. The Task Force comprised the Investment Office of the Presidency, Turkish Development and Investment Bank, UNDP IICPSD, UNDP Turkey and Etkiyap. With the consensus of...

Gen Y and Z in Impact Investing

My willingness to work in the financial sector and having a life in line with development goals, driving public good have led me to the Masters program at Bocconi University. During this study program, I got introduced to a model, “impact investing”, which brings...

SDG Impact Standards for Bond Issuers is released by UNDP

On April 1st, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Impact Standards for Bond Issuers, following two rounds of public consultation. The SDG Impact Standards set us on a path to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and put impact at the...

Global Gender Gap Report 2021 has been published!

The Global Gender Gap Report, first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum, is published annually. Report reveals measurement of the trends in gender-based gaps across four key dimensions such as: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment...

SDG Investor Map Turkey has been published!

Sustainable Development Goals Investor Map Turkey, initiated by UNDP Turkey with the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development in partnership with the Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey, was launched at the Policy Dialogue Event at the Bosphorus Summit in Istanbul...

Etkiyap Attended Imece Summit: Shaping the Futures

Etkiyap attended Imece Summit: Shaping the Futures Imece is a social innovation platform established in 2016 in partnership with ATÖLYE, S360 and Zorlu Holding. imece summit: Shaping the Futures, which took place virtually in 18 & 19th March 2021, hosted different formats such as a...

Turkey has pressed the button for Impact Investing

Turkey Has Pressed the Button for Impact Investing Impact investing is relatively a new concept for Turkey. The day we decided to establish a platform for impact investing in and for Turkey back in March 2020, we thought such platform would be pivotal for raising...

Etkiyap illuminated the Impact Investing Potential of Turkey

Etkiyap illuminated the Impact Investing Potential of Turkey, at the Bosphorus Summit. Sustainable Development Goals Investor Map Turkey, initiated by UNDP Turkey with the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development in partnership with the Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey, was launched...

Social Entrepreneurs are Driving the Change in this New World Economy

The world is facing an unprecedented rate of change where opportunities are often clouded by its more obvious vulnerabilities. The current pandemic proves how fragile the economy is perched on the teetering nodes of unsustainable business practices. The global economy is exposed to multiple...

It's Time for Big Finance to Fully Commit to Impact Investing. Here's How.

How do we make impact investing mainstream while preserving its essence – that is to generate intentional social and environmental impact as well as financial gain? According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Impact investing has grown into a $715 bn sector over a...

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