BCSD Turkey

President
Ms. Ebru Dildar EDİN

Executive Director
Ms. Konca ÇALKIVİK

Background information
BCSD Turkey is a non-profit business association, established in 2004 to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future in Turkey. 

The mission is to contribute to the policy development and to increase the competitiveness of the Turkish businesses parallel to the sustainable development principles.

BCSD Turkey helps companies to understand the concept of Sustainable Development as well as to implement Sustainable Development into their daily business practices; it creates a platform which enables interaction among business leaders, government, NGOs and Civil Society at a national and international level.  It also leverages best practices, generate knowledge and create partnerships.

BCSD Turkey has 61 member companies and the members come from 19 different business sectors creating 1/3 of the Turkish GNP with 350.000 employees. It creates a network where members drive sustainability projects forward; learn from other leading companies; interact with the strongest partners and get access for tools and expertise to push their sustainability journey forward.

Being part of the Global Network of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) makes it possible to bring the global expertise to Turkey.

UN  Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) create the strategical framework of BCSD Turkey’s work. With 5 focus areas and 8 Working Groups programs are developed and projects are created to reach SDGs in Turkey.

The focus areas are the following:

  • Transition to Low Carbon Economy and Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Access to Food
  • Sustainable Industry and Circular Economy
  • Social Inclusion
  • Sustainable Finance and Risk Management

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