Research Areas

KCGS carries out diverse research projects aiming to facilitate sustainable development of the Korean capital markets and corporate economy by providing a desirable direction of corporate governance and social responsibility in domestic companies and by supporting and promoting institutional investors’ fulfilling fiduciary responsibilities.

Research on corporate governance structures in Korea and abroad
  • Shareholders’ rights and responsibilities
  • Board composition/operation and evaluation/ remuneration
  • Auditing bodies
  • Payout policy
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Trends in international organizations
Research on CSR in domestic and global companies
  • Enhancement in corporate governance
  • Expansion of socially responsible management
  • Promotion of environmentally-friendly management
  • Expanded participation in and implementation of Stewardship Code
  • Promotion of responsible investment
  • Promotion of institutional investors’ roles
  • Enhanced disclosure and transparency
Research on domestic and international code of best practices for environmental, social, and governance
  • Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance
  • Code of Best Practices for Socially Responsible Management
  • Code of Best Practices for Environmentally Responsible Management
  • Trends in international organizations
Research on roles and responsibilities of domestic and international institutional investors
  • Stewardship Code
  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Market trends on implementation of steward responsibilities
  • Varied shareholder activity trends
  • RI implementation trends
  • Trends in international organizations
Research on institutional improvements and policy
  • Environmentally responsible management
  • Socially responsible management taking into account labor, human rights, and consumers.
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Trends in international organizations
Carrying out commissioned policy projects
  • Enhancement in corporate governance
  • Expansion of socially responsible management
  • Promotion of environmentally-friendly management
  • Establishment and revision of code of best practices and guidelines on ESG
  • Enhanced roles of institutional investors
  • Implementation and promotion of responsible investment
  • Supports for participating in and implementing Korea Stewardship Code
※ Research project clients include government agencies, member organizations, organizations related to capital markets, pension funds, and financial institutions

For questions, please contact Policy Research Division at +82-2-6951-3840

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