One of the most developed economies in Asia, South Korea is also a leader in innovative social finance. Corporate giving and ESG compliance have become entrenched in the country.

Sunkyung Han
AVPN Representative

Sunkyung Han

Consultant for South Korea
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Social Investment Landscape in South Korea

South Korea has the most developed social economy in Asia, supported by the government, corporates and local impact investors. It is the first Asian country to have a dedicated legal structure for social enterprises. Download the report to access South Korea's social investment landscape.

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The article describes the emerging movement around social innovation in South Korea that is based on the core principle of engaging citizens at the grassroots level.

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July 14, 2017

Social Investment as Vehicle to Achieve SDGs: Examples from AVPN’s Social Investment Landscape in Asia

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Opportunities for Social Investment in Asia Exposed in AVPN Study

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Asia gets wise to ‘art of giving’

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