The Project ‘Accelerating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Black Sea Region’ is now under way!

The project ”Accelerating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Black Sea Region” is being implemented in collaboration with the Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey & Armenian Marketing Association & Center for CSR Development’, supported by the Black Sea NGO Forum. The project aims to improve the capacities of NGOs, companies, and academics in the Black Sea countries in the areas of CSR and Sustainable Development Goals. An online survey will be conducted to conduct CSR case analysis in each partner institution’s country and other Black Sea countries, the private sector, and civil society. The study printouts will be used to prepare the ‘Online CSR 101 Guide’. The online CSR 101 Guide is ‘What is a CSR and how should it be improved?’ to raise awareness of all stakeholders, especially private and civil society. A ‘CSR Black Sea Catalog’ will be formed, which contains good examples of the CSR and SDG…

2019 Top 100 CSR Influence Leaders

The ‘2019 Top 100 CSR Influence Leaders’ list, which was built by the Assent Compliance company and includes many international top names, has been published! As a result of an independent research on behalf of the Assent Compliance company, the list that was first announced in 2018 allows us to identify 100 international names that make a difference in the field of CSR. In order to better reflect the changing situation in the field of CSR and to contribute to the global supply chain and to see the individual efforts on these issues, the revised list has been published recently with new names. Mr. Serdar Dinler, our Chair of the Board, maintain to be among the 100 most influential CSR Leaders in the world in 2019.

İGA Social Hackathon

Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) organizes a Social Hack project in collaboration with CSR Turkey which brings together social entrepreneurs, graphic designers, computer programmers, interface designers, and project managers to create digital solutions for social problems by developing software or business ideas. In the IGA Social Hackathon, teams are expected to present a business or project idea by choosing one of the branches “Decent Work and Economic Growth” or “Sustainable Cities and Communities”. 6 teams that achieve the top three spots will be allotted time to transform their ideas into projects. At the grand final where last six teams will compete, the team whose project ranks the 1st will be provided a grant and have an opportunity to turn their project into reality.  


  We invite you to be a part of the change you want to see in Turkey-EU relations.  Are you a hacker, programmer, designer, social entrepreneur, engineer, scientist, diplomat, civil society activist, supporter or expert in Sustainable Development Goals? Do you have bright ideas and/or expertise in Turkey – EU dialogue?  Or do you have skills in web or mobile application development, design, mapping, data analysis, research? Join us and implement your social or technical skills to reshape and transform Turkey-EU dialogue. What is Diplohack? Diplohack is a creative process which brings together diplomats and non-diplomats to work on finding and developing solutions to relevant/current issues. Diplohack consists of an ideation phase and possibly a hackathon. Diplohack has a flexible structure: the organizers and participants decide on what form it will take. The time needed for the Diplohack greatly depends on the core challenge/problem at hand and the desired solution….

Powercoders Turkey – Launch Party!

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Powercoders Turkey – Info Sessions!

Powercoders Turkey – Istanbul 2nd Info Session was held on the 5th of February in Impact Hub Istanbul. About Powercoders Turkey Project Powercoders Turkey – Istanbul 3rd Info Session What: Powercoders Turkey presentation, Q&A, drinks & Snacks When: 13. February – 18.00 till 20:00 Where: Inogar, Yeşilce Mahallesi, No:41, Çelik Cd., 34418 Kağıthane/İstanbul, Turkey Sign Up  

Diplohack Istanbul

Turkey’s first Diplohack event Diplohack Istanbul with the theme of Sustainable Development Goals was held on 2-3 November 2018 in inogar. Serdar Dinler (CSR Turkey), Gökhan Yücel (Digital Research Association), Bart van Bolhuis (Consul General, Netherlands), Mustafa Seçkin (Vice President NAMETRUB Foods and Refreshments, Unilever & Chair, Global Compact Network Turkey) ve Burak Kılıç (CEO, UPS Turkey) made the opening speeches on the first day of the event, Following the opening speeches, Mustafa Aydın (Kadir Has University), Hansın Doğan (Strategic Partnerships and Private Sector Manager, UNDP) ve Gülin Yücel (Brika Sustainability) contributed to the workshops through the speeches with different perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals. In the last part before the afternoon, Gökhan Yücel ve Dimitrios Triantaphyllou (Kadir Has University, Assoc. Prof. Dr.) guided the session to determine the problems that working groups would work on to seek solutions. Three Sustainable Development Goals were determined by the participants through…

10th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit

Corporate Social Responsibility Summit took place at Istanbul Dedeman Hotel on 6th December 2018 and moderated by Ece Vahapoğlu. The event brought together stakeholders from different sectors to collaborate and talk on social responsibility solutions and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The projects designed to achieve the sustainable development goals were rewarded at the Summit. The participants had the opportunity to listen to the project stories and inspirational speeches. During the Summit, the experts had shared their valuable opinions with the participants   CSR Summit Press Bulletin Event Photos CSR Projects Catalogue 

Five Years of Building a More Resilient Private Sector in Turkey

Preparing for when – not if – the next disaster strikes. Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundatio Marc DeCourcey | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation On Oct. 23, 2011, the Van earthquakes rocked eastern Turkey, leaving more than 11,000 buildings with sustained damages and at least 60,000 residents homeless. This devastating event spurred a disaster preparedness initiative entitled Business Disaster Resiliency Program for Turkey (or Sağlam KOBI in Turkish), developed by the World Economic Forum, Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey (CSR Turkey), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and The UPS Foundation. Sağlam KOBI aims to engage the private and public sector and civil society organizations to work together to identify best practices to enhance the resiliency of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey. This collective effort aspires to provide SMEs with a suite of resources designed to assist them in becoming more resilient to disasters and business…