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Garanti BBVA received 2 awards from the London-based News magazine Global Economics.

The British magazine presented Garanti BBVA won the award for ‘The best bank in Turkey in sustainable finance’ and ‘The best investment bank in Turkey’.

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Garanti BBVA, by setting a Science Based Target will reduce carbon emissions by 71%

Garanti BBVA has set the goal of reducing its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 29 percent by 2025 and 71 percent by 2035. The announcement comes as part of the bank joining the Carbon Disclosure Pro...

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Garanti BBVA signed the second Gender Equality Loan with Limak, a first in the world.

Garanti BBVA, national leader in innovative loan structuring, has agreed a ‘gender loan’ with four tourism businesses within the Limak Grubu consortium. The loan’s interest rates are indexed to crite...

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Garanti BBVA Financed Approximately 700 Million USD From International Markets

With the participation of IFC and EBRD, our Bank has signed three separate loan agreements including a syndicated loan agreement with 367-days maturity in the total funding amount of US$ 698,860,00....

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Post Covid Thinking: A Green Recovery

Later last month, IMF called on world to make green recovery from COVID19. The main part of that recovery is expected to cover the fight against climate change. The transition to low-carbon economy...

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Banking Through Corona Times: Business in Pandemic

As the coronavirus lock down spreads around the world and leading the major economies of the world to the brink of a major recession, it is natural for us to consider historical look back as a means ...

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Garanti BBVA has executed 100% Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement with two reputable energy companies in Turkey

Garanti BBVA announced its decision to purchase its electricity from renewable energy for all its corporate buildings, subsidiaries and branches which are eligible for power purchasing agreements.

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Garanti BBVA reaffirms its commitment to renewable energy, SMEs, and women entrepreneurs

Under the scope of agreements Garanti BBVA has signed with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB), and Green for Growth Fund (GGF), the bank will allocate...

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Garanti BBVA issues a $50 million green bond

Garanti BBVA has launched an innovative product that adds to over fifteen years of initiatives focusing on environmental and social sustainability. The funds raised from the recent bond issuance will...

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A Global Problem- Plastic Pollution

The invention of Bakelite in 1907, a kind of plastic, marks the start of the global plastic industry. However, this industry has not seen a fast growth until 1950s. Starting from 1950s till 2015, ann...

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Who is Greta Thunberg?

Born on 3 January 2003 in Sweden, Greta Thunberg became world's best-known young climate activist at the age of 15. In the summer of 2018, when heatwaves and wildfires caused Sweden’s hottest summer ...

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Sustainable Financing and Climate Change

The effects of climate change started to be felt more and more every day and now it become the focus of the financial sector. Since 1850, global temperature has risen approximately 0.83˚C in the worl...

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Business Council Representatives Join Forces Against Plastic Pollution The Companies Included in the Business Council Plastic Initiative Announced that they will determine their plastic commitments.

The Global Compact Turkey has step forward to fight with plastic pollution through a cooperation with TUSIAD and Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD) which is managed by Ebru Di...

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The European Securities and Markets Authority Published Reports Assessing ESG Factors

European Commission had assigned two tasks to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in the Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. First was to address environmental, social and governance...

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Six Turkish Banks To Become Pioneers For Creating A Sustainable Future

"The Principles for Responsible Banking” was launched in New York on September 22nd at the United Nations General Council meeting. The principles were created by the United Nations Environmental Prog...

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Advantages of Sustainable Finance Investments

According to the research of Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Sustainable Reality: Analyzing Risk and Returns of Sustainable Funds, there are no significant difference between the ...

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Changing Trends in Approaches to Organizations and Leadership

It is very important for organizations to follow the changing trends and methods of doing business in order to maintain their success and competitive edge. The main unit that makes up organizations a...

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Garanti BBVA headquarters receive LEED Platinum Certificate

As a leader in sustainable banking in Turkey, Garanti BBVA’s commitment is reflected in the diverse and innovative range of sustainable solutions it offers its customers. This same commitment is refl...

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Garanti BBVA is the only Bank which is in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, again!!

Garanti BBVA has once again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious platforms, which is evaluating the sustainability performance of corpo...

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Another first from Garanti BBVA "Gender Loan"

Garanti BBVA signed a loan agreement with Polat Energy for a total of USD 44 million for the 48 MW Soma 4 Wind Power Plant Project.The Loan Agreement has signed for the financing of the wind farm, wh...

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Changing Course: New Guidance to Implement TCFD Recommendations Launched

With the increase of the technology and policy implementations towards the transition to a low-carbon economy increase, the competitiveness of companies with high carbon emission intensity decreases ...

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Our Sustainable Development Goals and Contributions

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UN) held in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, a series of goals were set up to tackle environmental, political and economic challenges around the wo...

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The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Status Report Published

2019 Status Report prepared by Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) provides an overview of the organization disclosures made in accordance with the recommendations of TCFD betw...

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Efforts to Align Reporting Frameworks for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Areas Started

Business world attaches more and more importance to the management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas each year. From investor relations specialists to senior executives, a great num...

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CDP Released Global Water Report 2018

Released regularly since 2013 by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Water Report assesses the precautions taken by the private sector actors against the ongoing global water risks, water managem...

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Garanti helps to fight climate change with its growing portfolio of green and renewable investments

Garanti Bank presented its initiatives to combat climate change at the 10th Energy Efficiency Forum and Fair. The bank has increased both its portfolio of sustainable loan options and its financing o...

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We contribute to sustainability practices by investing in digitalization

In order to make best use of the opportunities of the times we live in and offer these opportunities to everyone, it’s critical to keep up with digital transformation. In an environment which require...

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Global Compact Turkey’s “Declaration on Sustainable Finance” has been updated

Banks affect a wide stakeholder ecosystem and they play a significant role in the distribution of financial sources. By focusing on financing areas such as renewable energy, women empowerment, and su...

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Garanti BBVA Executive Vice President Ebru Dildar Edin continues her duty as President of BCSD Turkey

At the 8th Ordinary General Meeting of Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey, Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice President of Garanti BBVA, has been elected to continue her duty as the Pr...

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The Cambridge Impact Framework for environmental and social impact measurement

Progressing along with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become one of the main objectives for the sustainable finance industry.

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Strong growth forecasted in the global green bonds market in 2019

Despite the changes in the credit cycles and global recession trends, it is predicted that the green bonds market will continue to grow in 2019.

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Latest Trends in Sustainability Reporting

As the global sustainability agenda is rapidly changing, companies shape their communication activities accordingly. In this context, one can come across significant changes in the contents of sustai...

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Energy and construction sectors on track towards digitalization

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies enable several jobs that have been considered not to be handled without human intelligence, until quite recently, to be handled by computers or robots admini...

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TREDAŞ Electricity Distribution Project

In an attempt to address this issue, TREDAŞ has undertaken an important campaign, started in 2017, with the support of EBRD in accordance with the principle of "harmonious equality.

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1915 Canakkale Bridge and Motorway Project

The most important part of the project is the 4.6 kilometer 1915 Dardanelles Bridge, which will be the world's longest suspension bridge with a 2023-meter long span.

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Highlights from our fifth Sustainability and Risk Management Workshop

As Garanti BBVA, once again, we hosted the important names of the business world during the fifth Sustainability and Risk Management Workshop.

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Garanti is once again the first and only company from Turkey to be listed in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

The launch of Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) 2019 was announced. The GEI, which was launched in 2016 to evaluate gender equality practices in the workplace covering the finance sector, now inc...

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“Principles for Responsible Banking” are determined with Garanti BBVA’s contributions

The impacts that banks can create on issues such as energy finance, empowerment of women through supporting women entrepreneurship, have critical importance in building a sustainable future.

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We attended the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

We attended the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) held in Poland between December 3rd and 14th. At the event, which lasted two weeks,...

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We made our first solar power investment for self-consumption

As the leader of sustainable banking in Turkey, in 2018 we invested in three rooftop solar power plants for our service points in several cities. By using the electricity produced by these power plan...

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Garanti BBVA was the only founding member bank of Principles for Responsible Banking from Turkey

The ‘Principles for Responsible Banking’ were announced at the UN Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) meeting in Paris on November, 26th. Out of 28 founding member banks, senior executiv...

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We are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth time

We are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, one of the most prestigious platforms that evaluate the sustainability performance of the companies worldwide, once again. We a...

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Garanti BBVA Talks

Our Executive Vice President Ebru Edin talks about the strong link between sustainability and Garanti BBVA.

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Turkey’s First Green Project Finance Agreement Signed With Akfen Renewable Energy

Akfen Renewable Energy signed Turkey’s first ‘green project finance’ agreement with four local and two international banks.

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The most important issue of the 21st century: Water

Water which is the main building block of the ecosystem, seems to be our main issue in the 21st century. Water resources rapidly drain away and are polluted because of the reasons like drought, wrong...

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3 out of 4 of Turkey Worry About the Climate Change, Solar Energy is the First Energy Preference of 70%

“Climate Change Perception and Energy Preferences in Turkey Research” that conduct by İklim Haber (Climate news) and Konda Research, reveals the public opinion about the climate change and energy pre...

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Green Loan Principles to Guide Environmental and Sustainability Finance

With banks playing an integral role in real estate and infrastructure finance, the imperative to guide them into lending for environmental and sustainable purposes is categorical, and a set of green ...

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day!

"It's time to scale and accelerate action to build a sustainable economy - companies, cities, investors and governments are central to this transition."

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Business Sustainability 2.0: Market Transformation

The concept of sustainability in business is becoming the main trend, and market is making sustainability strategy a necessity for companies. But, in its current form, business sustainability will no...

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First “Green Loan” of Turkey from Garanti BBVA to Zorlu Enerji

Garanti BBVA executed Turkey’s first Green Loan agreement with Zorlu Enerji by linking the margin of the loan to their ESG performance.

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Euromoney Awards for Excellence meet the Winners

Garanti BBVA selected as the best of Central and Eastern Europe in Sustainability

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July 11th World Population Day and World population doubling in half a century

In 1000 years After Christ the world population was only 400 million. This number has reached 1 billion in 1804 and 3 billion in 1960. Today, more than 7.6 billion people live in the world.

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What are the Biggest Climate Related Risks to Banks?

Hear from Antoni Ballabriga, Global Head of Responsible Business, BBVA on the risks facing banks and how they can overcome these

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World Environment Day 2018 Theme: Overcome Plastic Pollution

June 5, is determined  as the World Environment Day at the United Nations Environment Conference held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972.

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Investors and the Gender-Equality Agenda

There are ways for investors to promote workplace fairness that go beyond calling for more women on boards.

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The take-over at the Turkish Business Council for Sustainable Development: New Chair is Ms. Ebru Dildar Edin from Garanti BBVA

Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice President Responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking at Garanti BBVA, became the Chair of the Board of Directors of Turkish Business Council for Sustainable Dev...

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Agreement from Garanti BBVA for positive discrimination for women entrepreneurs

Garanti BBVA and IFC issued the first social bond in Turkey for women entrepreneurs

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Solution To The Pollution In Büyük Menderes: Clean Production

Within the scope of the project, the training for Clean Production takes place as well as technical and financial support to the projects that aim for the betterment of the textile producers. Garanti...

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Garanti BBVA is the only bank from Turkey among the group that will define the UN Banking Principles for sustainable development

"Garanti BBVA together with 25 banks under the United Nations roof, has been among the decision makers that come together to affirm a transformative vision and create a business model to lead the wor...

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Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice President, Corporate and Investment Banking

Over the past few years, we witnessed significant developments in terms of the new private sector initiatives set in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Key Achievements from COP23

COP23, The 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been a success.

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Carbon Pricing Leadership Report

Climate change has been a growing crisis for decades, and we’re running out of time.

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From Commitment to Stewardship: The Case for Garanti BBVA on Carbon Pricing

The momentum for climate action is strengthening across the financial sector, with pension funds, banks and asset managers embedding climate change impacts into mainstream finance activities.

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Trump Withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, What’s Next?

USA President Trump announced that the USA will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement on the 1st of June, 2017.

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There are Diseases Hidden in the Ice, and They are Waking Up

Long-dormant bacteria and viruses, trapped in ice and permafrost for centuries, are reviving as Earth's climate warms.

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Bilkent Integrated Health Campus (Bilkent IHC)

Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Program (ESMMP) has been prepared and drawn upon international standards and guidelines including the International Finance Institutions Performance...

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The SOCAR Aegean Refinery (STAR) Project

The SOCAR Aegean refinery (STAR) Project consists of the construction, start-up and operation of a new oil refinery plant processing 10 million tons of crude oil per year.

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Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway (including the İzmit Gulf Crossing and Access Roads) Project

Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway (including the İzmit Gulf Crossing and Access Roads) Project consists of the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance and transfer of 433 km of new th...

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Istanbul Grand Airport – Environment and Sustainability

IGA Project has made Turkey a pioneering country with the awards and certifications it receives.

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Istanbul Grand Airport - Wildlife Management

Turkey’s first radar ornithologist joined to the Project team in August 2014.

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Mr. Emre Hatem Director, Project Finance & Sustainability

In line with these global and local developments, Garanti BBVA continued to focus on sustainability and sustainable banking.

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Ms. Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice President, Corporate and Investment Banking

Garanti BBVA’s leading role as sustainable development champion has been reflected by actions and recognition well beyond the business as usual in the market.

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