Bogazici University is Turkey's one of the most prominent higher educational institution. Bogazici University Businesspeople Alumni Association (BRM) is an NGO where we collaborate to create shared value and social impact.
BRM advocates that shared value generation must become an integral part of corporate business models for income equality, global peace, and ecological sustainability. With this mission, we conduct programs supporting inclusive businesses, social entreprises and the social innovation ecosystem in general.
BRM members are the alumni of Bogazici University across various faculties and years. Our project teams consists of top level professionals working in multinational corporations, consultants with diverse array of expertise, innovative and energetic entrepreneurs.
The program aims raising awareness on social entrepreneurship and provides training, mentoring, project development support, and networking opportunities to university students who consider SE as a career path. In 2017 we reached 600 students in Istanbul, 150 students completed the capability building program, and 30 unique social impact project ideas were developed in collaboration with P&G, Interbank Credit Card Center (BKM), Besiktas Municipality and Eti Gıda. Please visit the the program's website for more details.
BRM aims to lead the efforts advocating the concept of Inclusive Business in Turkey. As a first step BRM organized Turkey's first Inclusive Business Summit in 2016 in Istanbul. Over 200 people representing academia, corporations, NGOs, social enterprises, and international institutions such as UNDP, BCtA, and IFC attended the event and shared their know-how and vision on inclusive business applications. You may download a presentation outlining the outcomes of IBS 2016 here. BRM is currently in the planning phase of a 2019-20 roadmap on its IB Program.
BRM.Network is BRM's online platform exclusive to Bogazici University alumni for communication, partnership building, joint project development, career opportunities, mentoring, and networking. The platform currently have over 2000 members. Please visit Bogazici.Network for further information.