We were very pleased to partner with the Banks Association of Türkiye (BAT) for the Türkiye Sustainable Finance Forum, which took place on Friday, May 10, in Istanbul. Given the importance of sustainable and transition finance on the global policy agenda, and the rapidly evolving regulatory and market landscape, this was a unique opportunity for public-private sector dialogue on these important topics.

This half-day forum was dedicated to exploring the pivotal role of sustainable and transition finance in fostering long-term, inclusive economic development towards a net-zero future in Türkiye. We also discussed progress on financial sector transition planning, and the need for international alignment on policy and regulation to create an enabling environment.

The forum hosted prominent policymakers shaping the sustainable finance agenda in Türkiye, and speakers included C-suite executives from financial institutions actively operating in Türkiye, along with their clients.

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Program Agenda

Session Video

Featured Speakers

<b>Mahmut Akten</b>
Executive Vice President, Corporate & Investment Banking
Garanti BBVA
<b>Bora Böcügöz</b>
Executive Vice President, Treasury, Financial Institutions and Investment Group
<b>Alpaslan Çakar</b>
Banks Association of Türkiye
<b>Izlem Erdem</b>
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Economist & Sustainability Leader
<b>Kaan Gür</b>
Chief Executive Officer
<b>Sule Kilic</b>
Deputy Country Head of Türkiye
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
<b>Mekala Krishnan</b>
McKinsey Global Institute
<b>Semra Kuran</b>
Board Member and Chairman of Audit Committee
ING Turkey
<b>Berrin Mahmutoğlu</b>
Head of Project Finance and Restructuring Group
Ziraat Bankasi
<b>Meral Murathan</b>
Executive Vice President and Sustainability Leader
<b>Ibrahim Öztop</b>
Chief Executive Officer, Development and Investment
Bank of Türkiye
<b>Vusal Shahverdiyev</b>
Director of Strategy Office
International Bank of Azerbaijan
<b>Mehmet Şimşek</b>
Minister of Treasury and Finance
Republic of Türkiye
<b>Serif Tosyali</b>
Board Member
Tosyalı Holding