SK Kim’s research covers ESG in the global consumer-discretionary and industrial sectors, with a focus on labor rights and other social issues. She has published research on labor unions and #MeToo, as well as a paper analyzing the track record palm-oil producers and buyers in meeting deforestation targets. SK is also a specialist in ESG in Korea and has published a Korea ESG snapshot report, highlighting major ESG themes in the Korean market, and a thematic report on workplace safety risks in South Korea. SK holds a master’s degree in finance from Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance in Shanghai Jiaotong University and a B.A. in English language and literature from Ewha Womans University.
Research and Insights
Articles by S.K. Kim
Retail, Hotels and Restaurants Face Labor Challenges2 mins read Quick Take | Sep 30, 2022 |
Inflationary pressures and looming labor shortages might escalate two key challenges for retailers, hotels and restaurants: squeezed profit margins and rising demands for a living wage. We identify companies that might be particularly vulnerable.
Regulatory Risk Rises for South Korean Employers5 mins read Blog | Sep 14, 2021 |
Are South Korean companies ready to deal with the country’s new workplace-safety law? Our research finds that many of those companies — often located in the machinery and metals and mining industries — are ill-prepared.