Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey (CGFT) has been founded on 1st of March 2003 as a joint initiative of Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) and Sabancı University and undertook a work program as such until the end of 2004. Most important objective of the work program was to create awareness on the importance of Corporate Governance - an objective largely achieved thanks to the local and international developments, efforts of the Forum and restructuring reforms in the financial sector. Forum has acknowledged that the best way to contribute to the reform process was to focus on knowledge creation through scientific research. Today, CGFT continues its' work as an interdisciplinary academic initiative hosted by the Faculty of Management at Sabancı University.
Forum is aware of the role of Corporate Governance in economic development and social welfare. Forum's mission is to contribute to the improvement of corporate governance framework and practices through scientific research, support the policy development process by active engagement, encourage and facilitate the dialogue between academicians and practitioners, and disseminate research.