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ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and sustainability development has become an increasingly important issue in both Korea and Europe. Both regions have made progress in recent years in terms of implementing policies and initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable development and reducing the negative impacts of economic activity on the environment and society.
In Korea, the government has implemented a range of initiatives to promote ESG sustainability, including the "Green Growth" strategy, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of an enhanced Emissions Trading Scheme and increase the use of renewable energy and nuclear energy sources. The government has also established the Korea Sustainability Investment (KSI) Index, which measures the sustainability performance of companies listed on the Korean stock exchange.
In Europe, the European Union has made sustainability a key priority with the Fitfor55 policy package, with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment, extending the EU Emissions Trade Scheme. The EU has also implemented a number of initiatives to promote sustainable finance, including the establishment of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and a Green Taxonomy, which requires financial institutions to disclose information about the sustainability risks and opportunities of their investments.
Both Korea and Europe have made significant strides in promoting ESG sustainability development. However, there is still much work to be done, and more innovative efforts and better cooperation between the two regions are required to drive progress towards carbon neutrality and a more sustainable and equitable future.
Event - ESG/Sustainability Working Group
KEY participated at the Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) 2023 on February 3rd, held in Seoul, with its president, Philippe Li moderating a session entitled “Industrial decarbonization perspectives from Europe and Korea”.