Yoonjae Jang

Yoonjae Jang


Dr. Yoonjae Jang has been consulting on Corporate Governance and Investor Activism, Responsible Investment Strategy, and ESG Management in Shin & Kim since 2022.

Dr. Jang graduated from Hanyang University's College of Law (2011) and received Master of Law (2015) and Ph. D. in Law (2019) from Hanyang University Graduate School.

Dr. Jang worked for the Korea Corporate Governance Service for about five years, providing ESG rating services and advice to more than 800 listed companies annually, and advising institutional investors such as the National Pension Service on proxy voting. In addition, based on ESG rating practices and research, he led the improvement of ESG rating models and code of best practices. In particular, he worked as a special advisor for the special committee on responsible investment and governance of the National Pension Fund Management Committee and reviewed numerous agendas related to the NPS’s ESG investment and active ownership.

Professional Career
  • 2023T/F for revision of guidelines for exercising voting rights, Financial Supervisory Service
  • 2022-PresentMember, Committee for Dealing with ISO TMB
  • 2022-PresentHead, ESG Research Institute, Shin & Kim LLC
  • 2022-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2022-PresentExpert Member, IBK Future Growth Potential Examination Committee
  • 2021-PresentISO/TC 322 Sustainable finance committee member
  • 2021-PresentDelegate for Korea, ISO Technical Management Board Strategic Advisory Group on ESG ecosystem
  • 2021-PresentCommittee Member, Knowledge Service Expert Committee, Korea Agency of Technologies and Standards
  • 2021-2023Committee Member, Seoul City Local Subsidy Management Committee
  • 2021-2022Korea Head, ESG Strategy Advisory Group, ISO Technology Management Board
  • 2021-2022Adjunct Professor, Hallym Global Graduate School
  • 2020-2022Special Advisor, Special Committee on Responsible Investment & Governance, National Pension Fund Management Committee
  • 2015-2020ESG Analyst, Korea Corporate Governance Service
  • 2013-2015Defense Security Agency
  • 2019Hanyang University, Graduate School of Law (Ph. D. in Commercial Law)
  • 2015Hanyang University, Graduate School of Law (M.A. in Commercial Law)
  • 2011Hanyang University, College of Law (LL.B.)

Korean, English

Professional Activities
  • Legal Issues on Activating Trade Through Supply Chain Due Diligence and Compliance on ESG Perspective (Research of Trade Remedies vol., no.68, pp. 83-117, Korean Society of Trade Remedies, August 2023)
  • ESG in APAC: Jurisdictional Overview On ESG Reporting, Transition Planning And Greenwashing (South Korea chapter), Slaughter and May (September 2023) (co-authored)
  • Cases and Issues of Legal Disputes Involving ESG Related Investment Agreements, Corporate Law Studies Vol. 36, No. 4 (2022)
  • “Status and Problems of Korean ESG Rating Agencies and Regulatory Direction”, Korean Commercial Cases Review, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 423-472 (2021)
  • “A Review of ESG-related Engagement System of National Pension Service of Korea”, Journal of Law and Politics Research, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 229-280 (2021)
  • “The role of institutional investors and companies to promote ESG ecosystem - In connection with financial materiality –”, Business Law Review, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 117-153 (2021)
  • “The Problems of General Investment Requirement with Beneficial Ownership Reporting in Korea”, Ministry of Government Legislation, vol. 690, pp. 247-276 (Co-authored, 2020)
  • “ESG and Long-term Growth of Corporate”, ESG Focus By KCGS (Co-authored, Feb. 2020)
  • “Corporate Risk Caused by “Gapjil” Culture in Korea”, ESG Focus By KCGS (Co-authored, Feb. 2020)
  • “Status and Challenges of ESG Improvement in Korea”, KCGS Reportx, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 2-9 (Feb. 2020)
  • “A Study on the Improvement of Corporate Governance Code in Korea - Mainly on shareholder rights”, Korean Commercial Law Association, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 331-368 (2019)
  • “The Significance of ESG and the Role of Compliance Officers”, Korea Capital Market Compliance, vol. 42, pp. 54-65 (Dec. 2019)
  • "Good company," are the returns really low?”, KCGS Report, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 10-14 (Oct. 2019)
  • “[ESG Analysis Report] Current Status of Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, KCGS, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 10-14 (Co-authored, Jun. 2019)
  • “A Study on Korean Corporate Governance Code”, Doctoral Dissertation, Graduate School of Law of Hanyang University (2019)
  • “Enactment/Revision of the Foreign Corporate Governance Codes and Application Trends”, KCGS Report, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 4-13 (Oct. 2018)
  • “An Analysis of Issues on the Protection of Human Rights of Workers in Supply Chain”, KCGS Report, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 7-12 (Feb. 2018)
  • “Status of Family Friendly Accreditation in Korean Listed Companies” - Published in CGS Report, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 13-16 (May 2017)
  • “The Current Status of BW Issuance”, CGS Report, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 13-18 (Jan. 2017)
  • “Review of Multiple Derivative Suits Under the Commercial Act Legislative Bill”, CGS Report, vol. 6, no. 7-8, pp. 8-12 (Aug. 2016)
  • “A Study on the Introduction of Multiple Derivative Suits into Korean Commercial Act”, Thesis, Graduate School of Law of Hanyang University (2015)

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