South Korean Companies Embrace Environmental Sustainability; Human Rights and Board Independence Remain Key Challenges

A new research report launched today on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting practices of 10 major South Korean companies finds strong reporting on environmental issues but reveals a relatively poor understanding of and reporting on social issues, especially human rights and other stakeholder other concerns.

Seoul, South Korea – The report—Unlocking Investment Potential: ESG Disclosure in Korean Companies—is an initiative of the Emerging Markets Disclosure Project (EMDP) Korean team and aims to further emerging market investors’ understanding of Korea’s Responsible Investment (RI)/Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) landscape; explore trends in Korean companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting; and promote greater ESG disclosure.

 

Read the full press release here.

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