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The United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook 2012

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The main focus of this latest edition is the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The event marked a crossroad for sustainable development and set the sustainability agenda for the next decade. Therefore, the world expected that a strong call for responsible and sustainable business practices – as covered by the United Nations Global Compact – would emerge as a result. The aim of this publication is to provide a global overview of the achievements of the Global Compact. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders all around the world and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles.

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A journey of passion and innovation toward stakeholder happiness

Like most other countries across the globe, Korea has many issues to tackle regarding the widening gap between education and wealth levels. To narrow the gap, SK has enacted a wide range of social activities as well as made efforts to drive economic growth as a responsible corporate citizen. But in the process of undertaking such activities, SK soon realized that simple acts of charity are not enough to find an efficient solution to the deep-rooted malaise in society, and that a social enterprise can be a mechanism to address pressing issues and create sustainable values. As the first step toward utilizing such a valuable tool, SK raised KRW 50 billion in 2009 to support social enterprises on a large scale.

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