Esas Sosyal, Esas Holding's social investment unit, combines the Holding's value of responsible citizenship with the vision of the late Şevket Sabancı and his family to invest in society. As the Turkish example of today's social impact investment approach, Esas Sosyal aims to create joint solutions for social problems. With a focus on youth and employment, Esas Sosyal has developed Şevket Sabancı First Chance, Hayırlı Sabancı English Chance and Alumni Programs through collaborative work and extensive research and brought together a large ecosystem with over 4,000 people around these programs, including corporate and in-kind supporters, participants, mentors, alumni, NGO managers, HR professionals and trainers.
Esas Sosyal identifies its social investment field as youth employment, with the belief that investing in youth is an investment into present and the future. In line with this mission, Esas Sosyal launched Şevket Sabancı First Chance Program in 2016 and Hayırlı Sabancı English Chance Program in 2020 to support young people studying or graduating from public universities which are less preferred by employers in the transition from school to work. So far, Esas Sosyal has provided equal opportunies to 900 young people through its programs with the motto "Esas Sosyal Provides Equal Opportunity”.