Jeongtae Kim

About Jeongtae Kim

CEO and President, Merry Year Social Company (B corporation 2016)
Managing Director, Social Enterprise Network (NPO)
Special Vice-President, Korea Venture Business Association

Global Advisory Board member, UNDP IICPSD(private sector for development)
Expert Advisory Board, Ministry of the Interior, Government of Republic of Korea
Former Communications and Outreach Officer, UN Project Office on Governance/UNDESA
Founder & Director, UNESCO ESD-certified Books International(Intl. NGO)
Co-founder, Korea Commission on the MDGs Report
Publisher, UN Chronicle Korea (Korean version of the UN official magazine)

Master of Social Entrepreneurship, Hult Intl. Business School, UK
Master of International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies of Korea University
Bachelor of Arts, Korea University

The Asia Foundation Development Fellow (2015)
Principal Researcher on Impact Measurement of NPO activities, Seoul NPO Center (2015)
Cited as one of 20 Future Public Leaders in Korea by Chusun-Ilbo(leading newspaper in Korea) (2015)
Dell Social Innovation Fellow (2012)
Consultant, The MDG Center in Kenya (2012)
WFUNA consultant for business development (2011)

Author of several books including “How to Become a Social Innovator” “UN, It’s My World”, “UN Secretary-General”, “What is Appropriate Technology?”(co-authored), and “CSR Strategy in the era of Low-growth Economy”(co-authored)


Creating Businesses for Social Good

07 Jun 2017

This session will discuss the importance of certification from an investor and a social enterprise’s perspective. It will also explore whether adopting an existing framework such as the B-Corp certification at the regional level would increase the flow of investments across Asia.

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