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PROJECTS


KASTAMONU ENTEGRE SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİRLİK YÖNETİMİ

Mikado Sustainable Development Consultancy and Kastamonu Entegre started their cooperation in January 2018. The cooperation entails establishing sustainability structure; identification of materiality topics; carrying out stakeholder dialogues and developing a functioning sustainability strategy. Mikado also prepares the 2017 Sustainability Report of Kastamonu Entegre in line with the most recent Global Reporting Iniative (GRI) standards.

SÜTAŞ GRUBU SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİRLİK RAPORU

The cooperation between Sutas Group and Mikado has started in Feburary 2018. During this 5 month-long cooperation, Mikado and 3P Sustainability Consultancy prepare the 2016-2017 Sustainability Report of Sutas Group. The report that is prepared in line with the most recent Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards will be ready in June 2018.

SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT OF BORUSAN HOLDING’S “MY MOM’S JOB IS MY FUTURE” PROJECT

Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting conducts the social impact measurement of the project “My Mom’s Job Is My Future” between July-September 2017 to increase the organizational efficiency of the project and maximize its social impact. Borusan Holding runs the project since 2013 in collaboration with the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, aiming to increase the employment rate of women in industry and foster the empowerment of women. In this context, Borusan opened up 4 child day care facilities under the name of "Borusan Joy Factory" for children aged between 0 and 6, within 4 Organized Industrial Zones (OIZ) situated in Adıyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Balıkesir and Malatya cities of Turkey. The objective of Borusan Joy Factories is to facilitate the lives of women who cannot participate the labour force because of their child-care responsibilities and to enhance the contribution of skilled female labour force participation to the Turkish economy. The collaboration between Mikado and Borusan involves site visits to local governments, local NGOs, “Borusan Joy Factories”, and OIZs within these 4 cities to determine the impact of the project on its main stakeholders.

SUSTANABILITY PRACTICES WITH KAHVE DUNYASI

The collaboration between Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting and Kahve Dünyası started on August 2017. Within this collaboration, Mikado developed and runs a 3 pillar Sustainability Program for Kahve Dunyasi. The Program involves; development of environment friendly practices within the 3 selected coffee shops of Kahve Dunyasi, development of employee volunteering mechanism within the company and communication support of these sustainability practices.

ENKA SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting started to work with ENKA on March 2017. The scope of the work is to develop and implement a sustainability strategy of ENKA. This entails helding materiality workshops with ENKA’s stakeholders, crafting a system for a sustainable stakeholder dialogue; implementing the strategy and the system and helping nternalization of sustainability perspective among ENKA’s stakeholders. Mikado also prepares Enka’s 2016-2017 Sustainability Report.

DOING BUSINESS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT

Doing Business with Human Rights project that took place between 2017-2018 was developed and run by Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development Association and supported by Mikado Development Consulting. During the project that focused on the responsibility on respecting human rights in business world, “Doing Business With Human Rights” Guideline is translated to Turkish in partnership with the UN Shift Network and a launch event took place in partnership with the Consulate and the UN Global Compact Network Turkey. There were also 2-day trainings on building capacity of companies on how to do business with respect to human rights.

INVESTMENT READY SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM

“Investment Ready Social Enterprises: Capacity Building Program” is run by Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting in collaboration with Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) and Ashoka Turkey. ​The action aims at empowering social enterprises on investment readiness. Our project has three objectives: (1) Capacity building of social entrepreneurs on their investment readiness through enhancing management and decision-making processes (including strategy, business plan, social impact, financial model); (2) Knowledge dissemination and experience sharing and transfer of know-how on “investment readiness”; (3) Supporting the development of demand side by leveraging social enterprises through crafting models and good practices. The project will be implemented between January 2017 and June 2018. It is funded by the Employment and Social Innovation Program (EaSI) that is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.

WATER EXPLORER PROGRAM WITH GLOBAL ACTION PLAN

Water Explorer is a fun, inspiring and educational program that empowers thousands of students across the world to take joint action on water issues for their schools and communities. ​

Water Explorer is a fun, inspiring and educational program that empowers thousands of students across the world to take joint action on water issues for their schools and communities.

Clean water provision is one of the biggest issues facing society; one that will only increase for the next generation.

In the leadership of Global Action Plan (GAP) UK, organizations across 11 countries have joined together to create a fun, action-packed "Water Explorer" program to stop this apathy and support students aged between 8 and 14 to lead the way to a more water conscious world.

The program is supported by HSBC Water Program.

Water Explorer program is run by Mikado Consulting in Turkey since August 2014. Within three years, more than seven thousands of students in Turkey have developed projects as part of the program in order to raise water-awareness in their schools and homes. They created a huge impact and reached 42,000 people in their local. For more info please visit: http://www.waterexplorer.org/turkey

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING SUPPORT TO NOVARTIS

Our collaboration with Novartis that started in 2017 involved development of employee volunteering program of Novartis. Within this context, Mikado supported Novartis in integrating employee volunteering to already existing or future community investment programs in a systematic manner through offering various tools and trainings.

TURKSTREAM GAS PIPELINE PROJECT SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

TurkStream starts on the Russian coast near the town of Anapa and run over 900 km through the Black Sea to come ashore in the Thrace region of Turkey. TurkStream directly connects the large gas reserves in Russia to the Turkish gas transportation network, to provide reliable energy supplies for Turkey and southeast Europe. The offshore pipeline consists of two parallel pipelines running through the Black Sea. The pipelines enters the water near Anapa, on the Russian coast, and come ashore on the Turkish coast some 100 km west of Istanbul, near the village of Kiyikoy. Between Devember 2016- May 2017, Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting prepared a socio-economic baseline study of the Project area- Kiyikoy, and assessment of the predicted impacts and suggested related mitigation measures.

SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT MECHANISM DEVELOPMENT FOR SMART VILLAGE

Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting developed monitoring and evaluation tools and social impact measurement mechanisms for “Akıllı Köy- Smart Village” project run in cooperation with Tabider Agriculture Awareness Improvement Association and Tabit Agricultural Information and Communication Technologies. The consultancy included formation of theory of change, stakeholder based outcome map and tools to measure and evaluate indicators.

CHANGE WITH BUSINESS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

“Change with Business” program was realized with the partnership of Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF), Unicredit Foundation, Vehbi Koç Foundation, Social Innovation Center (SIM) and Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting. The program aimed to increase the social impact of social entrepreneurs in Turkey by supporting them to achieve financial sustainability. The main goal was to encourage finance sector in Turkey to work on developing strategies answering the needs of the social enterprises and complying with the background of Turkish finance market. Within the program, Mikado managed the development of the document “Social Finance Framework for Turkey” which will include an assessment of current situation in Turkey to develop the social financial market and relevant suggestions.

GENDER EQUALITY TOOLKIT for FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Between October 2016- December 2017 Mikado supported the project that the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the Turkish partner bank initiated to support women employment in Turkey. The project aimed at creating awareness among Turkish companies from various sectors to develop better practices in terms of women employment and gender equality in the workplace. The task of the Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting was to adapt and finalise a toolkit that will help companies conduct their self-assessment in terms of women employment and design an action plan to improve their practices in this field. The toolkit also allows the client bank to both assess the eligibility of the applying companies to a loan and follow-up the implementation of women employment support activities. This operational toolkit is a key component of the implementation of AFD’s funded project.

SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT OF “PROMOTION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR GIRLS” PROJECT

Mikado Consulting conducted the social measurement of the “Promotion of Vocational Education for Girls” Project run by Hatay Erol Bilecik Technical and Industrial Vocational High School during November 2015 - October 2016. ​The project aimed at strengthening the ties between education and labour force market by improving the quality of vocational education at Hatay province and thus make vocational education an option for girls and increase their attendance. The Project has been funded within the scope of Europe Aid’s grant program “Increasing School Attendance Rates Especially for Girls”.

SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT TOOLS FOR YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

"Social Impact Measurement Tools for Young Social Entrepreneurs" project is realized with the cooperation of Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF), Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting, Estonian Social Entreprise Network (SEV) and Social Value UK (SVUK). The 2-year long project aims at equipping young social entrepreneurs with skills and tools to become more impactful through improving their capacity on social impact analysis. The strategy is to create awareness among social entrepreneurs and eco-system developers, to increase access to knowledge by developing materials in native languages, and to increase skills of social entrepreneurs by providing training and coaching program. This transnational project is financed by the "Erasmus+" Program of the European Union under the Key Action 2:Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.

YASAR HOLDING SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Within the scope of our consultancy, started in June 2015, we develop and implement the sustainability strategy of Yaşar Holding along with its 10 group companies; we hold materiality workshops for the main stakeholders of Yaşar Holding; we design sustainable stakeholder dialogue; we help internalization of sustainability perspective among stakeholders; and we prepare sustainability reports.

ZORLU ENERJI SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Our consultancy, initiated in March 2015, includes conducting materiality workshops with Zorlu Energy’s main stakeholders; developing sustainability policies and strategy; implementation of the strategy; instilling sustainability among employees as well as other stakeholders and sustainability reporting. 

ROCHE TURKEY SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Mikado was the sustainability consultant of Roche Turkey between 2011- 2015.

The consulting included building and management of the company sustainability strategy.

Within this respect, profound practices were carried out and sustainability activities directed towards internal and external stakeholders were performed to reinforce the sustainability approach within the organizational culture. One of such sustainability activities that took place between 2014 and 2015 was the human rights training of the employees of Roche Turkey.

Moreover, Mikado Consulting prepared 2011, 2012 and 2013 Sustainability Reports of Roche Turkey. 2011 Report was awarded a B+ and 2012 Report was awarded an A+ application level by GRI. Mikado also carried out 2013 and 2014 Sustainability Reports of Roche Turkey within the framework of the new generation reporting standard GRI- G4.

You can see the reports on http://www.rochekurumsalsorumluluk.com/

FUTURE IS IN TOURISM WITH ANADOLU EFES

HSBC COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM DESIGN

Mikado started providing Consulting to HSBC Turkey regarding its volunteering program in October 2014. The aim of this service was to remodel HSBC Turkey’s community investment projects in a more efficient and measurable respect. Besides the consultance, Mikado also provided training on employee volunteering management.

DREAMS ACADEMY SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT

Mikado supports the Dreams Academy Project launched by Alternative Life Association in 2008.Mikado voluntarily conducted monitoring and evaluation of the project and prepared its social impact report measuring the social impact of the project in 2011. The Social Impact Report was publicly released in February 2013. www.dreamsacademy.org

SABANCI UNIVERSITY SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Sabancı University Social Investment Program was a yearlong program realized between 2014-2015. The goal of the Program was to address the needs and strengthen the emerging social investment eco-system through trainings aiming at strengthening the capacity of social ventures to scale their impact, taking their organization to the next level; attracting financial and non-financial resources for social impact and build partnerships; introducing (aspiring) social investors and social impact professionals to the world of social investment and training them to deploy capital and supporting for social impact in more effective ways; creating a strong community of social impact professionals across traditional boundaries and contributing to raising awareness of this emerging field in Turkey. Mikado Consulting supported the trainings and conducted the monitoring and evaluation of the Program to secure the achievement of its targets.​

b-fit SOCIAL IMPACT ANALYSIS

Between 2014-2016, Mikado conducted the social impact measurement of all the activities of b-fit- a Sports and Life Center for Women. The consultancy included stakeholder analysis; social impact mapping; and indicator based social impact measurement and social return on investment. The social impact report of b-fit can be found here. ​

FUTURE IS BRIGHTER YOUTH PLATFORM

We, as Mikado Consulting, develop innovative solutions to social problems through social entrepreneurship projects. Ashoka defines social entrepreneurs as individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps. FUTURE IS BRIGHTER is a social entrepreneurship project developed by the Mikado Team. The project was launched in November 2008. The Future is Brighter (Gelecek Daha Net in Turkish) is a development project that brings together those who need knowledge and those who have knowledge via innovative and interactive methods. The project creates synergy among educational institutions, private sector companies and NGOs and thus creates multi-dimentional social benefit. Today, success stories and the people's experiences are some of the most precious tools for transferring knowledge. Sharing knowledge and experience can inspire others even in their most desperate times. Why GDN? Because... In Turkey and many other countries, youngsters have difficulty in deciding which career path to choose, as they do not have enough information about professions and sectors. This results in unproductiveness in business life. This is one of the reasons behind unemployment. Because... While shaping their career, youngsters can learn from the experiences that adults who have had similar hardships and succeeded had. Because... In order for societies to go forward, personal and professional development have to be supported by alternative ways. Aims of the Project Making experience and knowledge sharing possible via innovative methods Creating synergy among educational institutions, private sector and NGOs Being a personal and professional development channel Founding a network of thousands of youngsters Encouraging employee volunteering Some of the instruments of the project include: Videos of success stories E-mentoring Web-conferencing among mentors and mentees Online and interactive trainings Simulation games The E-mentoring module enables transfer of knowledge through online chat rooms accessible from the project website. The system has an e-mentor network, including 200 voluntary e-mentors from 40 sectors at present and a student network of 4 universities and 2 high schools. Mentors and students are matched according to their expertise and demands and online chats take place under the supervision of the Mikado Team. The future prospects of the project include integrating more state universities and consequently increasing the number of beneficiary students. The project is being monitored and evaluated. Students' satisfaction and the benefit they get out of the project matter to us. Below please find some results of the evaluation reports.

BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The program, developed by Mikado Consulting in partnership with Sabancı University, also supported by the Consulate General of Netherlands, aimed to increase awareness and multiply best practices and bring about a change in business concerning human rights. Within the scope of the one and a half year long program initiated in June 2012, two 2-day “Business and Human Rights” trainings were provided to companies in October 2012 and January 2013 in Istanbul with the participation of 29 people representing 16 companies. As the second pillar of the Program, 6 month long, free mentoring on human rights was offered to participant companies that had been willing to improve their position on human rights. 5 of the 16 companies that attended the trainings got benefit from mentoring. In September 25th 2014, “Best Practices Conference” was held welcoming anyone interested in the subject. Companies, which benefited from mentoring and improved their positions on human rights within their organization, presented their cases during the conference. In the final pillar of the program, “Business and Human Rights Best Practices Booklet”, composed of project outcomes and best practice cases, was prepared and published.

TURKCELL COMMUNICATION SERVICES SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING

The collaboration between Mikado Consulting and Turkcell took place between July 2013 and April 2014. ​As Mikado Consulting our services included status assessment; preparation of Strategic Sustainability Plan also covering short, medium and long term improvement actions; and conducting Turkcell’s 2012- 2013 sustainability report compatible with GRI G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) Report. 2012- 2013 Sustainability Report of Turkcell was awarded a B application level by GRI.

BILIM PHARMACEUTICALS SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Mikado was the sustainability consultant of Bilim Pharmaceuticals between 2009 and 2013. The consulting included developing and managing Bilim Pharmaceuticals sustainability strategy. All employees of Bilim Pharmaceuticals received sustainability trainings provided by Mikado. Mikado also assisted internal and external sustainability activities of the company. Additionally, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Corporate Responsibility Reports of Bilim Pharmaceuticals were written and issued by Mikado. 2010 report was the first GRI A application level, 2011 the first GRI A+ application level and 2012 was the first GRI G3.1 A+ application level awarded reports in Turkey. The reports can be reached through http://www.bilimilac.com.tr/en/. As of August 2015, our collaboration continues focusing on the 2013- 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report of Bilim Pharmaceuticals. The collaboration includes materiality analysis, stakeholder workshops and GRI-G4 compatibility of the Report.

PROMOTION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH KOÇ HOLDING

Between 2007 and 2012, Mikado gave Consulting to Koç Holding on their “Promotion of Vocational Education” Project. The Consulting involved crafting a unique- difference making coaching system called “Vocational Education Coaching”; developing the curriculum of the volunteer coaching and training modules for the scholarship holders; and formed monitoring and evaluation mechanisms specific to the project. Mikado also trained 373 volunteers among 21 different companies of Koç Holding on coaching and employee volunteering. Mikado also prepared the Social Impact Report of the project. This report represents a distinctive example in Turkey in terms of measuring the social impact of a community investment project performed by private sector. To reach more information about the project and the report please visit the project's website www.mlmm.com.tr

''WHILE YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITY'' PROJECT IN CORPORATION WITH YKM

In 2010 - 2011 period, Mikado provided support to YKM in developing and managing their community investment program.​ Mikado's support included the development of YKM Youth Program, which involved an interactive youth portal and a project competition. Mikado also managed the competition. Within the framework of the project, Mikado also developed an employee volunteer program.

VISA TURKEY

Mikado Consulting has provided consultancy on developing Visa Turkey's corporate responsibility strategy and community investment programs between July and October 2009. The work stands as a baseline for Visa Turkey's future activities in corporate responsibility.

PIRELLI VOLUNTEERS

We have provided Corporate Responsibility for Sustainability Trainings to managers of Pirelli and Celikkord. By May 2011, we have started to support Pirelli in establishing its community investment program and its employee volunteering mechanism. We delivered volunteering trainings, we prepared Pirelli Volunteers Handbook.

WIDE ANGLE CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WITH ANEL GROUP AND CELIKEL FOUNDATION

Mikado provided Consulting on establishing Anel Group's Community Investment Program between 2010 and 2012. Mikado’s support included developing an employee volunteering mechanism and capacity building on institutionalization of the Çelikel Foundation founded by Anel Group. Mikado developed an education model -a curriculum that supports formal education- for the high school built by the Foundation in the Kavak district of Samsun, aiming it to become a model school. The pilot program began in December 2010 following the approval of Turkish Ministry of National Education. In 2011, the model was replicated in another public high school in Istanbul. Within the scope of the program, the students, the teachers and the parents were provided personal and vocational development trainings, workshops, seminars and vocational dialogues. The aim of the foundation is to spread the program throughout the country. Please see http://www.celikelegitimvakfi.org/home/tr-TR/Default.aspx for the details.

KOÇ UNIVERSITY SOCIAL IMPACT FORUM

With the support of Mikado Consulting, Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) was founded in November 2012. The aim of the Forum is for private, public and civil society sectors to have social impact, to widen the extent of the impact and to develop impact measurement tools and ultimately creating a deeper and wider awareness through models of good practices. http://kusif.ku.edu.tr

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE

We have conducted organizational capacity building activities to establish a sustainable structure at the Association.​The work includes, organization of a Search Conference, development of an internal regulations document, establishment of an advisory board, establishment of a fundraising strategy and a monitoring and evaluation system.

WOMEN LEADERSHIP CENTER WITH KAGIDER

We have conducted the organizational structure building of KAGIDER's Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Center. ​The scope of our consultancy included, the determination of the center building, the establishment of the organizational structure, fundraising activities, the development of the trainings' contents and the provision of the pilot trainings. Our consultancy lasted 8 months; then the center started to run by its own with its own director.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TURKEY 60TH YEAR SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT

Amnesty International Turkey has conducted the 60th Anniversary of Human Rights Declaration Project in 2008, Mikado, as an independent party, has conducted the monitoring and evaluation activities during the project. ​The evaluation report has been published in March 2009.