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 Development (BCSD Turkey).

Ebru Dildar Edin is the new Chair of BCSD Turkey, which has been an important member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Network for 14 years working to guide companies in prioritizing sustainability as a key element of their corporate strategies. Edin, took over the position from Canan Ercan Çelik, the CEO of Borusan Consultancy.

Ebru Dildar Edin had been a board member since 2013 and served the role of Vice Chair since 2015. BCSD Turkey is a pioneer non-governmental organization with 60 members and over 500 billion TL financial turnover representing more than %15 of Turkey’s gross domestic product. Edin is also in charge of the sustainability practices since 2012 along with her other responsibilities at Garanti BBVA.

Edin: As BSCD Turkey, we will continue to deliver exemplary work.

BCSD Turkey Chair Ebru Dildar Edin expressed her thoughts with regard to her new role:

“As BCSD Turkey we have been working for 14 years to establish sustainability as a fundamental part of the corporate strategies. Aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that came into force in January 2016 and became a framework for the business world, we have been leading the efforts for sustainability for several institutions and companies from various industries. We continue our practices focusing on four focus areas; Transition to Low Carbon Economy and Efficiency, Sustainable Industry and Circular Economy, Sustainable Agriculture and Access to Food, and Social Inclusion. Considering our member profile and the scale of our international network, BCSD Turkey has a broad impact area. Currently, the members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have over 19 million employees and represent a total revenue of more than US$8,5 trillion. WBCSD network spreads to 70 different countries with one being BCSD Turkey.

As BCSD Turkey, we gain a stronger position in both Turkey’s sustainability transformation and the international arena every day. Today our members represent more than %15 of Turkey’s gross domestic product, furthermore, with the whole value chain in mind BCSD Turkey bears the potential of initiating a much larger transformation. Taking collective action has vital importance for both local and international competitiveness as well as contributing to the sustainable development of our country. Transition to circular economy alone has potential of yielding US$4.5 trillion growth opportunity by 2030. When other aspects of sustainability are factored in, the figure multiplies. As a country our goal should be having our share from these opportunities and contributing to the future of our planet at the same time. With this approach BSCD Turkey will continue to deliver its exemplary work.”

About BCSD Turkey

Founded as the local network and Business partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) under the leadership of 13 private sector entities, Turkish Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD Turkey) is a business world association that solely accepts corporate membership.

In light of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals announced by the United Nations, it aims to increase economic growth and social wealth through sustainable management of the resources as well as increasing the competitiveness within the business world.

BCSD Turkey shares the sustainability knowledge arising from international collaboration with its members, governmental organizations, the public and all stakeholders in various platforms, and guides the way to sustainability via the activities of its working groups.

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