The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister appointed 7 prominent business organization leaders to guide the work of the B20 Turkey in 2015 under the leadership of Mr. M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), and B20 Sherpa Sarp Kalkan. B20 Turkey continued five priority areas pursued under the Australian presidency of 2014 to reflect the Turkish G20 presidency’s focus on boosting economic growth and creating jobs: Trade, Infrastructure & Investment, Financing Growth, Employment and Anti-Corruption. B20 Turkey also established a new SMEs and Entrepreneurship Taskforce to focus on strengthening SMEs and supporting entrepreneurship. In addition to these Task Forces B20 Turkey Presidency established four specific Themes to focus on: Food Security and Nutrition, Energy and Climate Change, Digital Economy, and Governance and Sustainability.
The Governance and Sustainability Theme was established under the leadership of Mr. Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu and ARGE Consulting was selected by the Executive Committee to be the Knowledge Partner. ARGE Team members Dr. Yılmaz Argüden (Chairman of ARGE), Dr. Erkin Erimez (Partner at ARGE) and Ms. Pınar Ilgaz (Partner at ARGE) conducted the research and meetings with collaborating institutions. ARGE worked in close cooperation with UN Global Compact, International Integrated Reporting Council, and OECD in preparation of the final output.