Investing assets entrusted by the government, Bank of Korea and public funds in the global financial market
KIC is committed to increasing sustainability through responsible investments that
take into account environmental, social and governance factors in the pursuit of
long-term and stable returns.
In particular, KIC is actively investing in green and social projects the assets
we have been entrusted through our participation in the Korean government’s
green and sustainability bond issuance.
ESG integration represents an investment approach that incorporates ESG factors in all investment decision-making processes.
KIC has established ESG approaches suitable for traditional and alternative assets as well as direct and indirect investments.
KIC has implemented Global ESG Strategy Fund, ESG Special Companies Program, Responsible Investment Assessment Platform for external mangers, ESG Assessment Platform and ESG Questionnaire.
The aim is to increase long-term value and returns by reflecting ESG factors that could have a material impact on the value of the target company.
In June of 2019, the Korean government issued a five-year green and sustainability bond worth $500 million to raise awareness of responsible investment, in line with global trends, including sustainable development and environmental and social values.
KIC is entrusted with the proceeds of the government's green and sustainability bond to invest in green and social projects.
KIC examines and discloses the environmental and social impact of each investment, including reductions in greenhouse gases emissions, energy savings, renewable energy generation, job creation.
Through this, KIC aims to increase trust in government-issued green and sustainability bond investors, grow in the global ESG market and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals over the long-term.