History

KCGS contributes to improvement of corporate governance and development of capital markets through establishment and revision of ESG codes of practice , ESG evaluation and Best ESG Company awards, proxy advisory service, academic research and conferences. More recently, its crucial role as an institution that supports establishment and implementation of Stewardship Code has attracted attention.

2017
  • Dec.

    New Member Organization: Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Sept.

    New Member Organizations: Korea Securities Depository and Korea Securities Finance Corp.

2016
  • Dec.

    Published Korea Stewardship Code

  • Aug.

    Second revision of the Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance

  • Jun.

    Appointment of the 5th president, Myeong Hyeon Cho

  • Feb.

    Launched the Voting Information Plaza (VIP) service

2015
  • Jun.

    European Chamber of Commerce in Korea
    - To promote the development of the Korean capital markets

  • May

    Korean Accounting Association
    - To award companies with accounting transparency

2014
  • Oct.

    ESG Moneta Inc.
    - To facilitate SRI

  • May

    Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation National Research Foundation of Korea
    - To help a startup-friendly culture take hold in Korea

2013
  • Oct.

    Sogang Sustainable Business Ethics Research Institute
    - To facilitate and raise the awareness of ethical management

  • Jun.

    NICE Investors Service Corporation
    - To improve credit rating procedures and corporate governance
    practices

2012
  • Feb.

    Started proxy advisory service

2011
  • Jul.

    Announced an integrated ESG rating

2010
  • Dec.

    Published the Code of Best Practices for Corporate Social/Environmental Responsibility

  • Aug.

    Renamed as Korea Corporate Governance Service (KCGS)

  • Jun.

    Appointment of the 3rd president, Byung Ho Kang

2009
  • Sept.

    Development of the SRI Index with KRX

  • Jul.

    Joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC)

    Joined the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)

  • Feb.

    Renamed as Korea Corporate Governance Center

2008
  • Jun.

    Hosted ICGN conferences and the annual conference with KRX

2005
  • Apr.

    Appointment of the 2nd president, Sang Gu Nam

2003
  • Feb.

    The 1st revision of the Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance

2002
  • Jun.

    Appointment of the 1st president, Gwang Sun Jung

    Acquisition of permission from the Minister of Finance and Economy

    Establishment of Korea Corporate Governance Improvement Support Center

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