Mikado Consulting

Sustainable Development Consulting

Istanbul, Istanbul



About Mikado Consulting

Mikado is a social enterprise committed to serve sustainable development and to yield social impact through crafting innovative models and solutions. Mikado believes in and strives to create partnerships among private sector, civil society, academic institutions and international organizations for multidimensional development.

We wished to become a B Corp to be part of and learn from a community of organizations with social impact and to get closer to our mission of serving sustainable development.

Mikado is a social enterprise; on the one hand it helps and equips different organizations to better serve communities and become agents of change, on the other hand it generates socially innovative projects itself. Mikado is like a “social innovation catalyzer, generator and incubator”.

Mikado’s fields of activities are structured to reach and serve sustainable development:

1. Corporate responsibility and sustainability solutions for a responsible private sector

Mikado assists private sector companies to develop their corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies in order for them to meet their responsibilities towards their internal and external stakeholders in an ethical, transparent and accountable manner.

Activities that fall under this scope include, corporate responsibility strategy development and coordination, provision of climate change solutions, sustainability reporting, corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting trainings, community investment program development and coordination, monitoring-evaluation. 

2. NGO capacity building for a sustainable and transparent civil society

Mikado, well aware of NGOs’ crucial role in fostering democratization and active citizenship, assists them to strengthen their organizational capacities and expand their social impact. Mikado’s services in this scope include organizational capacity building, NGO management trainings, monitoring – evaluation and social impact reporting

3.  Social innovation

The Future is Brighter Project, developed and incubated by Mikado, can be held up as a good example of social innovation, in that it makes the most efficient use of available resources, such as the Internet, online tools and volunteers to empower youth and enable the sharing of experiences and knowledge without the constraints of time or space. www.gelecekdaha.net

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The Change We Seek

Mikado believes that no social challenge would rest unsolved; the solution is already there but needs to be re-discovered and this can happen through sharing, collaboration and best use of existing resources.

Sustainable development can be reached only when all stakeholders understand the emergency of the sustainability challenge; no matter the structure, all organizations are responsible and should feel the urge take action.

Mikado thrives to create this urge and mobilize actors and resources to improve the condition of the society we all live in.

Having established itself as a social enterprise and aiming at generating social impact, Mikado stands as an example of future business models.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2012

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Employee: Offers employees tuition reimbursement; Free or subsidized meals provided to all employees; Managerial training program for non-managerial workers

Community: Donates 5-9% of profits to community outreach initiatives; Donates to local non-profits and universities 

2014 Best for the World Overall Honoree

2014 Best for the World Environment Honoree



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