Sustainable Finance in Korea: Unlocking Asia’s Potential
1st IFB in Seoul, Korea
Please join us for the inaugural session of Impact for Breakfast Club (IFB) Seoul. IFB is an informal network of family offices, foundations, funds, venture philanthropy and intermediary organizations with a shared interest in social enterprise,
entrepreneurship and impact investing. IFB members seek to learn from one another and to collaborate more effectively to increase their individual and collective impact. Launched in London in 2008, IFB has become a global network of communities spanning 14 cities including Geneva, New York, and San Francisco. The network’s 1600+ members are primarily impact investors and advisors as well as commercial banks and other organizations that wish to learn more about the sector.
Korea has one of the most innovative and dynamic sustainable finance sectors in Asia; however, its linkages to traditional finance and its regional presence remain limited. Is the sector strong enough to play a leading role in Korea’s recovery from Covid-19? Can it achieve meaningful impact in other countries throughout the region such as Vietnam and Indonesia? This inaugural session of IFB Seoul will discuss how the sector can build upon its strengths and address its weaknesses to increase its impact in Korea and the wider region. Professor Hannah Jun from Ewha University will present the findings of the sector assessment commissioned by The Asia Foundation and Artha Networks Inc. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
This will be followed by a discussion on the forming of an IFB chapter in Seoul and future IFB events.
Mr. Kwang Kim
Country Representative, The Asia Foundation
Introducing the Impact for Breakfast Network
Dr. Audrey Selian
Co-Founder of Artha Networks, Founder of Impact for Breakfast
Mr. Ken Hynes
Co-Founder of Artha Networks, Co-Head of Impact for Breakfast
Assessing the Sustainable Finance Sector in Korea
Prof. Hannah Jun
Ewha Woman’s University
**Please contact eun-hye.hanATasiafoundation.org for any questions!