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ESG Platform

Environmental, Social, Governance

Our ESG Platform is an active member of the Global PwC ESG Platform, one of the biggest professional consultant networks, proud of its 800 specialists in 60 regional and country team units across the globe.

Today, there are four major landscape changes which open new business opportunities to our clients and us:


In 2015 South Korea adopted the Integrated Reporting (IR) as a new corporate reporting standard - Companies need to adopt it and make their reporting practices up to the global standards.


In 2015 South Korea introduced the Korean Emission Trading Scheme (K-ETS) and continues its Target Management System – Embracing a new carbon regulations means companies and organization need to establish strategic plans to maintain its competitiveness.


In 2013 the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the biggest climate financing mechanism globally thus far, opened its HQ in Songdo, Korea: Green and Climate financing mechanisms are posing new opportunities to tap into for their global outreach and overseas market penetration in green industries.


In 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was officially adopted by international development community, replacing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Integration of sustainability and development goals is getting stronger than before. Environmental and social mainstreaming process of the ODA projects is ongoing.

Over time we have been expanding our service areas responding to the growing needs of both public and private sector clients in South Korea (and beyond), assisting them to strategically cope with these changing market landscapes while pursuing/maintaining their competitiveness and excellence in performance.

We help you by providing strategic and technical services of top quality in the following focus areas:


Corporate Sustainability Management

  • Corporate sustainability strategy development support
  • Advisory for external Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance
  • Integrated reporting/Sustainability reporting & verification
  • Corporate sustainability strategy development support
  • Advisory for external Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance
  • Integrated reporting/Sustainability reporting & verification
    • Strategy development for corporate sustainability management 
    • Assurance and publication of corporate sustainability reports 
    • Advisory on DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes) & CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)

    [SERVICE 2]

    Strategic Response to Climate Change

    •  Climate change response strategy development (Korea-Emission Trading System (K-ETS) and Target Management System (TMS)) 
    • Advisory on low-carbon (“Green”) management system development of public & private sector organizations (e.g. carbon/energy management etc.) 
    • Advisory on investment on new and renewable energies

    [SERVICE 3]

    International Development Assistance

    • Consulting and advisory on sustainable and climate-resilient development projects in developing countries through:
      – Preparation of concept paper, feasibility study and project proposal, particularly for global climate and development finances (e.g. GCF and AIIB etc.)
      – Technical assistance of project management, monitoring and evaluation of internationally funded development projects
      – Environmental, social and climate due diligence, monitoring and impact assessment of overseas development projects
      – Advisory on project financing measures

    [SERVICE 4]

    Consultation on finding new business opportunities in Korea

    • Guidance on expansion to global environment-energy market
    • International/domestic market research 
    • Market expansion strategy development 
    • Introducing new business partners

    Samil ESG Platform

    Steven C. Kang

    ESG Platform Leader, South Korea

    +82 2 709 4788


    Mi-yop Kwon

    Assurance, South Korea

    +82 2 709 7938


    Jin-Kyu Lee

    Assurance, South Korea

    +82 2 3781 9105


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