LONDON – The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) is delighted to welcome Turkiye’s Impact Investing Advisory Board (EYDK) into the global National Advisory Board (NAB) family. The NAB is working on bring impact investing into the mainstream in Turkiye and integrating the country’s emerging impact ecosystem with the global impact community.
EYDK (www.eydk.org) brings together 38 leading public, private, and non-profit sector institutions across Turkiye. Its core aim is to advocate and map the national impact investing field. It is focused on building local, regional and international partnerships, while gathering and sharing impact information and raising awareness through initiatives including promotion and education.
GSG CEO Cliff Prior said: “We are delighted to welcome the Turkiye National Advisory Board into our growing impact community. This is a crucial time in the fight against climate change and global social challenges. EYDK will be a strong participant in the rapid development of a new investment future with impact transparency, and will help with the mobilisation of capital to places which need it most.“
EYDK President Safak Muderrisgil commented: “The readiness and motivation of the key stakeholders have accelerated Turkey’s involvement in the global impact economy in this historic turning point and EYDK is accordingly working towards nurturing the local ecosystem.”
The Turkiye NAB joins the GSG’s growing National and Regional Advisory Board network which covers 35 countries via 30 separate bodies. NABs support the GSG’s aim to catalyse impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet. Turkiye follows Nigerian NAB, which joined the community in December 2021.
A further 30 NABs are currently under development, many in lower and lower-middle-income countries around the world, underlining the growing reach of impact investing and the groundswell for investment made with positive environmental and social objectives at its heart.
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About the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) is an independent global steering group promoting sustainable development and advancing education in impact investment. The GSG was established in 2015 as the successor to, and incorporating the work of, the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK’s presidency of the G8. The GSG’s National Advisory Boards (NABs) currently cover 35 countries. The GSG brings together leaders from finance, business, philanthropy and governments to drive a shift towards impact economies. For more information visit www.gsgii.org and follow the GSG on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Impact Investing
Impact investments are investments made with an explicit intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investment optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.