Our Mission

The Korean Corporate Governance Forum’s mission is to lead discussions and debates around governance reform and policy development in Korea. 

We are a voluntary non-profit organization, without any influence from the government or corporations.  

Our members are market participants, academics, policy experts, lawyers and businessmen that are united by our passion for improving corporate governance in Korea. We believe in shareholder rights, fiduciary duty to all shareholders, and an alignment of interests among shareholders, boardmembers and executives that leads to sustainable long term development of the Korean capital markets.

Research: We are constantly analyzing the barriers to exercising rights for individual shareholders in Korea.  We have experts understanding and advising appropriate changes to the Commercial Code, listing regulations, holding company laws, and other legislations.  We are also researching the effects of the stewardship code, responsible investing, and policies around managing public assets; and reporting the findings in both Korea and abroad.

Education: We provide educational sessions for investors, independent directors of boards, and corporate internal auditors to increase governance expertise and professionalism across Korea. We also hope to be a source of learning for even ordinary citizens, via various outreach programs.

Engagement: We plan to take a step further than just pointing out poor governance practices across Korea.  We hope to provide independent witnesses or opinions in important governance related legal cases, and even engage with policy makers in Korea.

We will advocate for the silenced minority shareholders of Korea to reform Korea’s capital markets, eliminate the Korea Discount,

and encourage sustainable and inclusive economic development. 

We hope you will join our campaign and look forward to your support.

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