Association for Supporting the SDGs for the United Nations (ASD)
ASD supports the promotion of ‘SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) activities and global ESG management activities.
The Association for supporting the SDGs for the UN, is a special consultative status organization of the Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) that conducts global certification and verification, global joint projects, and ESG financial recommendations to support SDGs activities and ESG proliferation of global companies and the National Assembly.
ASD specializes in the SDGs and ESG, and as a global institution it conducts indices, certification, advisory, and consulting.
It has established extensive partnerships with the UN, EU, global financial institutions, and investment banks, and is expanding the sustainability of domestic and foreign companies to the global market. Companies that have joined as members of the association can receive advice on various UN activities, SDGs activities, and sustainable management / eco-friendly / ESG management.
[ 14 domestic and international ESG/SDGs activities]
①Member organizations are provided with SDGs & ESG Management advice ②Provide information on SDGs & Global ESG and relevant policies ③Global SDGs & ESG index publication and UN written statements ④global eco-friendly certification ⑤Cooperative Climate campaigns on EU (European Union) carbon policies ⑥Consultation on global eco-friendly certification climate response and carbon reduction ⑦Recommendation on Global ESG finance ⑧UN initiative participation and presents ESG Global Special Award ⑨Promote ESG Global Guideline Grand Prize ⑩Media Contribution and PR ⑪Public confidence in eco-friendly and sustainable fields for consumers and citizens ⑫Bridge SDGs activities with the Government and National Assembly ⑬ESG bond issuer inquiry and recommendation, certification and verification ⑭ESG Introduction of corporate ESG activities to the global financial market network
(You can also benefit from ESG global financial market promotion and recommendation activities. )
① SDGs & ESG Consulting for Corporations and Public institutions
ASD provides advice on ESG through participation in the ESG committee of 50 domestic, global companies and public institutions. We provide comprehensive advice on ESG management of member companies.
② Provide information on SDGs & Global ESG and relevant policies
The Association for supporting the SDGs for the UN (ASD) is
◆ Special consultative status body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and an official partner of various UN organizations
◆ As an official partner with major global organization in the field of ESG finance, provides the most updated news on ESG and relevant policies
③ Global SDGs & ESG index publication and written statements
◆ SDGBI (Sustainable Development Goals Business Index)
As a major global ESG management evaluation indicator, SDGBI annually analyzes 2,000 global companies and 1,000 major domestic companies, evaluates 300 global companies and 170 domestic companies, and announces related contents and scores. It is divided into Excellent group, Superior group, Outstanding group, and Pathfinder group for each industry group.
Submit and Recommends Best Practices to major UN committees through Written Statements
UN-approved written statements are an official document which is shared with the UN document database. ASD has submitted a total of 18 Written Statements Official.
④ Global Eco-friendly Certification
◆ Global Eco-Friendly initiative ‘GRP’
(Guidelines for Reducing Plastic Waste’ & ‘Sustainable Ocean and Climate Action Acceleration)
the global environmental initiative started with the UN Ocean Summit as a guideline specializing in plastic reduction, sustainable oceans, climate response, and carbon reduction. It is divided into 4 categories and is introduced as a major international eco-friendly best practice.
⑤ Cooperative Climate campaigns on EU (European Union) carbon policies
◆ We Support and collaborate on the Green Deal policies of the EU (European Union), the leading ESG policy organization.
EU Green Deal key policies (Increasing the ambition of EU emissions trading / Aviation and the EU ETS / Social Climate Fund / Increasing the ambition of the EU’s Effort Sharing Regulation / Land Use, Forestry and Agriculture / CO₂ emission performance standards for cars and vans)
⑥ Consulting on global eco-friendly certification climate response and carbon reduction
◆ Conducts consulting on global carbon reduction for green energy transition and resource circulation·circular economy
◆ Conducts specialized research on the social and economic crisis, polarization, and credit recovery in the process of green energy transition
Recommendation on Global ESG finance
◆ ESG-SRC (Statement list of Recommendations ESG Global Corporate Excellence through SDGs)
(Global Recommendation Statement List for Excellent Companies in ESG Implementation)
⑦ ASD recommends and connects excellent domestic SDGs & ESG implementation companies to major global ESG financial institutions and investment institutions.
◆ Provides SRC, a corporate self-evaluation kit that contains ESG global regulations
A self-evaluation kit that contains domestic and international ESG global regulations and guidelines is provided.
⑧ Participation in UN SDGs initiatives and ESG Special Awards
◆ Announcement of Global 100 (Sustainable Leaders, Brands)
(‘Global Sustainable Leaders 100’ & ‘Global Sustainable Brands 100’)
As the official Exhibition Organizer for the ‘UN High-Level Political Forum'(UN HLPF 2019), ASD announced the ‘Global Sustainable Leaders 100’ at the UN headquarters in New York in 2019
◆ 10YFP Global Program Partner UN SDGs Association Special Award
A special award is given to the company that excels UN SDGs No. 12 goal (guaranteeing sustainable production and consumption patterns).
⑨ Promote ESG Global Guideline Grand Prize
◆ The Association for Supporting the SDGs for the United Nations (ASD) awards the ‘ESG Global Guideline Grand Prize’ as a partner of the UN, EU, ICMA, and other leading ESG policy international organizations.
⑩ the only ESG-specialized organization to regularly write and contribute to the media
◆ Introduced member organizations and their activities to Segye Ilbo, Seoul Economic Daily, Chosun Biz, etc. (over 300 times)
‘Better World SDGs’ series are issued every Monday in Segye Ilbo (only domestic and foreign ESG weekly media contribution)
⑪ Public confidence in eco-friendly and sustainable fields for consumers and citizens
◆ Partnership with the association secures high public confidence among consumers and citizens and eco-friendly ESG management activities
The ‘UN SDGs Association Partnership’ label represents both ‘UN SDGs’ and ‘ESG’ activities, securing high public confidence and eco-friendly ESG management activities towards consumers and citizens.
⑫ Bridge SDGs activities with the Government and National Assembly
◆ The association actively cooperates with the National Assembly as well as major ESG-related government agencies such as government ministries and the National Assembly. Through such activities, it contributes to solidarity with member companies, policies and various projects.
⑬ Provide consulting on ESG bond issuance and recommendation, certification and verification
◆ ASD provides advice and supports the issuance of special purpose bonds such as green bonds, social bonds, and sustainable bonds, which are being actively issued by major domestic companies, public corporations, and banks to prepare carbon-neutral and green energy conversion funds and social funds for corona recovery (support for partners, loans, etc.) )
ESG bonds must be issued in accordance to the ESG bond principles of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), ASD is an official global observer and member body that formulates and promotes the bond principles of the ICMA.
** As of December 21, 172 domestic companies issued 175 trillion KRW ESG bonds
⑭ ESG Introduction of corporate ESG activities to the global financial market network
ASD is working jointly with 72 major financial companies and financial institutions in 22 countries, including major global investment management companies, credit rating agencies, and pension funds. We are actively promoting the association’s members to major global companies and investment institutions to participate and recommend them in the global financial market.
ASD jointly works with (UK) BNP Paribas, Barclays, Daiwa Capital Markets, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, BlackRock, J.P. Morgan (France) EDF, SG Corporate & Investment Banking, AXA Investment Managers, Amundi International, Vigeo-Eiris, (Japan) Mitsubishi UFG Securities, Nomura Holdings
(EU) European Stability Mechanism, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Stability Mechanism
Especially we jointly pursue SDGs mapping and ESG activities with
The world’s largest voting body ISS and the 3 major credit rating agencies; Moody’s, S&P Global(S&P), Fitch Ratings and the world’s largest investment management company BlackRock, the world’s largest investment bank J.P. Morgan, Citi Commercial Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Barclays.
□ [SRC : Statement list of Recommendation ESG Global Corporate Excellence through SDGs]
ASD provides the “Statement list of Recommendation : ESG Global Corporate Excellence through SDGs (SRC),” to its member organization. SRC is an extensive publication that contains global ESG standards, principles, and regulations all at once.
This kit contains ▷UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) ▷EU Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth ▷EU Taxonomy’s 6 Environmental Objectives and 3 Technical Screening Criteria▷International Capital Market Association’s ESG Principles and SDGs mapping ▷ First Delegated Act on Sustainable Activities for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation ▷ Guidelines for Reducing Plastic Waste (GRP) and Sustainable Ocean and Climate Action Acceleration ▷OECD Rio Markers ▷ EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting ▷China’s Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment ▷Multilateral Development Bank (MDB)’s Common Principles as well as ▷International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) ▷Explanation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and the 2021 Climate Change Conference (COP26) ▷ESG Guidelines for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and ▷Information on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) Companies that are now attracting attention in the midst of the energy transition.
Moreover, the Kit includes an additional explanation on ▷EU Green Deal ▷EU Green Taxonomy ▷EU Social Taxonomy ▷Information on Carbon Trading Markets▷Carbon Border Tax ▷ Paris Agreement and COP26 ▷ Procedure of ESG bonds issuance as well as ▷K-ESG Guideline and K-taxonomy. The Kit allows companies to easily check ESG-related regulations in major countries, such as the EU, US, and China while assessing domestic regulations and their current status at the same time.
The ESG-SRC kit is used as the basis for the “SRC List” in which ASD recommends leading ESG companies to global financial markets and major institutional investors every July, and the SRC released by ASD is delivered to global capital markets as the Statement list of Recommendation ESG Global Corporate Excellence through the SDGs. Each company in partnership with ASD can assess their current ESG activities through this self-evaluation kit to see if they meet international standards. Based on this, they can be recommended as a leading ESG company in domestic and foreign capital and investment markets.