SRI in Korea: Facts, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • Karl Chun Seung Yang
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the market situation of socially responsible investment (SRI) in Korea. The author investigates the purpose and process of investment decision-making of all the public offering funds and pension funds available in Korea as of 31 December 2015 and figures out the size and distribution by investment strategy. And I will try to identify what are the major obstacles to promotion of SRI in Korea and conclude with some proposals for the market, policy-makers, and legislators.



The author likes to thank Mr. J.O. Lee, Mr. T.H Kim, and Miss K.K. Kang of KoSIF for their data collection and analysis and Mr. M.H. Lee, a former member of the National Assembly, for his information on NPS asset management. Also I would express my thanks to many other experts for their review and comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Chun Seung Yang
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  1. 1.Korea Sustainability Investing ForumSeoulKorea

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