The Asia Foundation Korea

improving lives

The Asia Foundation Korea

expanding opportunities

The Asia Foundation Korea

helping societies flourish

At a Glance

The Asia Foundation is the premier international development organization in Asia. Headquartered in San Francisco,
we work through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC
As a loyal friend of Korea for over 65-years, we exist to serve Asia and help fulfill dreams and the aspirations of
Korea and Korea’s role in Asia. [Learn More]

  • 18
    Network of offices
    in 18 Asian countries
  • 1954
    In Korea Since
  • 10


    Youth Unemployment
    in East and Southeast Asia

A message from Kwang Kim,
Country Representative

Korea emerged as a global leader with much to contribute in addressing
the pressing problems confronting the international community.
Our increasing focus in partnerships also requires humility and readiness
to listen. The Asia Foundation, together with our Korean friends and
global partners, invite you to join in our next chapter in Korean and
Asian history. [Learn More]


Is ESG a Viable Investment in South Korea in 2021?

January 27, 2021 - The Asia Foundation hosted an inspiring discussion on whether 2021 is the year to mainstream ESG and impact investment in Korea. The discussion was led by Robert Kim (Client Advisor, CapRock, Hyunjoo Joo (Managing Director, Yellow Dog), and Jay Lipman (Co-Founder and President, Ethics Investment). Interest in ESG has increased exponentially in the past years, reaching over $40 trillion globally in 2020. Covid-19 has accelerated the performance gap between market benchmarks and ESG, generating even more interest from the global investment community. However, South Korea remains behind: our Asia Foundation research on sustainable finance in Korea indicates that East Asia (and Korea in particular) ranks at the bottom of impact investment flows compared to other regions, as well as in total share of socially responsible investment to total assets. This is also an opportunity to grow and expand this growing investment market. While there has been a growing interest in ESG inv..


Our Location

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  • Korea Office
  • 7F, Bunam Building, 447, Samil-daero,
    Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Email :
  • Tel : +82-2-732-2044~6
  • Fax : +82-2-739-6022
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