Representative Jung Hoon Kim is an expert in the field of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies for global finance and social problems. He has experience in the Seoul Metropolitan Government. He had not only been a Special Advisor to the President & Senior Public Relations Officer at the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), an affiliated organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but also the Secretary-General of the UN SDGs Forum of the Korean National Assembly.
In particular, in 2014 and 2016, he led the official visit to the United Nations with the member of the Korean National Assembly from the ruling and the opposition parties and CEOs of the major domestic companies.
In July 2019, he was selected as the exhibitor of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF 2019) along with 35 organizations around the world, displaying the corporate sustainability model at the UN headquarters in New York.
He currently holds the position of Senior Research Associate at UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development), a prominent research body within the United Nations, and undertakes advisory roles for the United Nations. Additionally, he is also a member of the International Cooperation Division of the Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth, the Korea Inclusive Finance Agency, and the Credit Recovery Committee.
He is an Observer of the Green Bond, Social Bond, and Sustainability Bond, and Social Bond Working Group member of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). Moreover, he actively provides advice and supports the SDGs and ESG as an ESG committee member of the public and private sectors of the government bodies (eg. Korea Inclusive Finance Agency, Credit Counseling & Recovery Service), major companies, and small and medium enterprises.
He was also awarded with the Order of the Prime Minister’s Commendation (Innovative finance merit) on Finance Day 2022.
He has published several books, including ‘Leading Sustainably (PAKYOUNGSA, 2022)’, ‘Stand Shoulder to Shoulder with Global Leaders (21st Century Books, 2009)’, ‘Everything is Possible If You Believe in It (Book Lab, 2015)’, and so on.
Hyeyoung Kang, deputy representative of the Association for Supporting the SDGs for the United Nations (ASD), holds a Master of Arts in Korean Reunification Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
Prior to joining ASD, she worked as a journalist covering monetary policy, financial markets, and the economy. She is actively involved in the field of climate, biodiversity, social issues, and finance, currently serving as an expert member of the International Cooperation Subcommission of the Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth, collaborating researcher for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), member of the International Capital Market Association(ICMA)’s Sustainability-Linked Bonds Working Group, ESG Steering Committee member of the Honam National Institute of Biological Resources(HNIBR), and member of the Federation of Korean Industries’ ESG Alliance.