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Main Session

Day 1     August 20.(Thu)

Keynote Speech

Keynote Speaker

Byung-ok AHN

Chairman Executive
Management Committee of
National Council on Climate
and Air Quality

Keynote Speaker

Byung-ok AHN

Chairman Executive
Management Committee of
National Council on Climate
and Air Quality

Dr. Byung-ok AHN received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the Oceanography at the Seoul National University, and completed his Ph.D. in the Applied Ecology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany between 1998 and 2002. Since 2019, he has been working as chairman of the National Council on Climate Change and Air Quality for addressing the issue of fine dust, professor in the department of AI Content Convergence at Hoseo University, and head of Climate Change Policy Institute under the National Assembly Forum on Climate Change. Previously, he served as deputy minister of Environment. Also, he published ‘Lectures on Thinking’, ‘Nakchung Beak Asks the Path of Great Transition’, ‘Sight of an Earthist’, ‘We Are the People Who Save the Earth’, and ‘Cultural History of Climate.‘

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Keynote Speaker

Sang-hyup KIM

Chairman of Coalition for
Our Common Future

Keynote Speaker

Sang-hyup KIM

Chairman of Coalition for Our Common Future

Sang-hyup Kim is the founder and the chairman of the ‘Coalition of Our Common Future’, the Director of KAIST Global Strategy Institute, Center of Sustainable Development, and a visiting professor at Graduate School of Green Growth, KAIST. Prior to joining KAIST, he worked at the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea in 2008 as the Secretary for National Future and Vision, where he contributed in setting the historic “Low Carbon Green Growth” vision for Korea. In 2011, he became the Senior Secretary to the President for Green Growth, coordinating the planning, development, and implementation of Korea’s Green Growth strategy. Through collaboration with the Presidential Committee on Green Growth and relevant ministries, his agenda ranges from national implementation of Green Growth policies to international climate change negotiations and promoting global cooperation for making Green Growth became a truly global asset. He also served as a member of the Global Agenda Council. He was formerly the Washington correspondent for Maeil Business Newspaper and a Founding Member of the World Knowledge Forum and Vision Korea Project. He has a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University. He has been recipient of numerous awards during his career, including: Broadcaster of the Year; Korean Broadcasters Association (2007); Hongjo Order of Service Merit (2010); Hwangjo Order of Service Merit, Korean Government (2013)

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Interviewer

Ji-ae LEE

Announcer

Interviewer

Ji-ae LEE

Announcer

Ji-ae Lee joined the Korean Broadcasting System through the 32nd round of open recruitment for announcers in 2006. Since then, she become a representative announcer of the company while well and smoothly hosting several shows including , , series, , and . In 2014, she turned to be a freelance to actively appear in various entertaining shows in terrestrial and cable channels, including MBN, SBS , JTBC. Recently, she has shown a great talent in hosting shows in her own balanced and organized style for EBS, KTV, TV Chosun, and others.

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Special Lecture

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Michael Sandel

Professor of Government Theory
at Harvard University Law School

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Michael Sandel

Professor of Government Theory at Harvard University Law School

Dr. Michael Reiterer is Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea since 2017. The EU Ambassador has previously held the position of Principal Advisor at the Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels, in charge of strategic and security matters. He also previously served as EU Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (2007-2011), Minister/Deputy Head of the EU-Delegation to Japan (2002-2006) and ASEM Counselor (1998-2002). Before joining the EU in 1998 he was Minister-Counselor at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU/Brussels, Counselor at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the GATT, Co-chair of the Joint Experts Group at the OECD on trade and environment, WTO-panelist, Deputy Director General for European Integration and Trade Policy at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber as well as Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner to West Africa and Japan. Michael Reiterer studied law at the University of Innsbruck (Dr. juris) and holds diplomas in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University/Bologna Center and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. In 2005, he was appointed adjunct professor (Dozent) for international politics at the University of Innsbruck. Time permitting, he teaches at various universities and specializes in EU foreign policy, EU-Asia relations and interregionalism, areas in which he has published extensively.

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Closing

Kang-shik CHOI

Professor of School of Economics
at Yonsei University

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Kang-shik CHOI

Professor of School of Economics at Yonsei University

Professor Kang-Shik Choi studied Economics at Yonsei University in Korea and went to Yale University where he acquired his Ph.D. degree in Economics. He was a board member of the Korean Economic Association and Editors-in-Chief of Korean Economic Journal published by the KEA. He was also a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee as well as the Deregulation Committee in the Korean Government. At Yonsei University, he served as a dean of University College for four years and initiated the Residential College Program for the freshmen at Songdo International Campus. His current research interests are focused on technological change, discrimination as well as general education.

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Plenary Session

Moderator

Kum-sil KANG

Chairman of Gangwon Art
& Culture Foundation

Moderator

Kum-sil KANG

Chairman of Gangwon Art
& Culture Foundation

Kumsil Kang served as the 55th Minister of Justice after serving as a judge at the Seoul High Court. Currently, she is a representative attorney at the One Law Firm, Chairwoman of the Kangwon Cultural Foundation, and leading the People for Earth, non-profit organization, as a chairwoman. She published books ‘Politics of Life’, etc.

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Andrew Salmon

Northeast Asia Correspondent
Editor of Asia Times

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Andrew Salmon

Northeast Asia Correspondent Editor of Asia Times

Englishman Andrew Salmon, a Seoul resident since 1998, is Northeast Asia Editor of Hong Kong-based media Asia Times. His work has previously appeared in CNN, Forbes, France24, The International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, The South China Morning Post, The Times, and The Washington Times. He is the author of five books, including the Korean War histories To the Last Round (London, 2009) and Scorched Earth, Black Snow (London, 2011) as well as Modern Korea: All That Matters (London/New York 2014). In 2010, Andrew won a “Korean Wave” award at the National Assembly for its contribution to the literature of the war. In 2016 Andrew was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his writings on the British role in the Korean War. Andrew was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and holds a BA from the University of Kent and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. A Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society’s Korea branch, his interests include history, martial arts and beer.

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Brendan Howe

Professor of International Relations
of Graduate School of Internationa
Studies at Ewha Womans University

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Brendan Howe

Professor of International Relations at Ewha Womans University, Graduate School of International Studies

Brendan Howe is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, and President of the Asian Political and International Studies Association. Educated at the University of Oxford (BA/MA Modern History), the University of Kent at Canterbury (MA International Conflict Analysis), Trinity College Dublin (PhD Political Science), and Georgetown University (International Law), his ongoing research agendas focus on human security, global governance, comprehensive peacebuilding, and conflict transformation. He has held visiting professorships and research fellowships at the Freie Universität Berlin, University of Sydney, East-West Center (Honolulu), Georgetown University, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and Beijing Foreign Studies University. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 90 related publications.

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Hyoung-joon LIM

Director of UN World
Food Programme(WFP)
Korea Office

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Hyoung-joon LIM

Director of UN World Food Programme(WFP) Korea Office

Hyoung-Joon Lim, a Korean national, is Head of WFP Korea office as of September 2019. Hyoung-Joon joined WFP in January 2002 as a JPO (Junior Professional Officer) and served in Honduras, Guinea Bissau, Lao PDR, managing complex emergency operations as well as development projects. After his missions in the field, he moved to WFP HQ in Rome, Italy to serve as a donor relations officer in charge of Asia region until he was reassigned to his homeland, Korea. In his 20s, Hyoung-Joon backpacked over 80 countries around the world for over a span of 3 and half years. He has been engaged in several publications: published his own travel essay “I swallowed earth” in 1999, was featured at a book “Global Young Korean” in 2008, given his appearance at KBS’s 60 minute TV documentary and also published “Let’s smile together,” a children’s book in May 2012 to tell global hunger and activities of WFP based on his personal experience. Hyoung-Joon also contributed to newspapers, including a weekly column to Hankyoreh, one of major Korean Dailies from 1997 to 1998 and a monthly column to Hanwoolan in mid 2000s. He is often invited to give lectures and speeches at various institutions, including Government ministries, Universities, research institutes. Hyoung-Joon received a B.A in language and diplomatic science, M.A in political science from H.U.F.S and MPA (Master of Public Administration) from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is married with one son.

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Marco Martuzzi

Executive Director of the
World Health
Organization(WHO)

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Marco Martuzzi

Executive Director of the
World Health
Organization(WHO)

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Marco Martuzzi

Executive Director of the World Health Organization(WHO)

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Tilman Ruff

Co-President of International
Physicians for the Prevention
of Nuclear War(IPPNW)

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Tilman Ruff

Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War(IPPNW)

Tilman Ruff AO is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and was founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”. Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne, Dr Ruff was inaugural head of travel medicine at Fairfield and Royal Melbourne Hospitals; worked on hepatitis B control, immunization and maternal and child health in Indonesia and Pacific island countries with the Australian and NZ government aid programs, Burnet Institute, UNICEF and WHO. He was medical director for vaccines for G나 for Australia/NZ/Oceania 1998-2003, a founding member of the WHO Western Pacific Region Hepatitis B Immunisation Expert Resource Panel, and international medical advisor for Australian Red Cross from 1996 to 2019. He was first to document links between outbreaks of ciguatera fish poisoning and nuclear testing in the Pacific. Dr. Ruff is past president of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia). He was one of two civil society advisors to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and led the IPPNW delegation in New York through the negotiation of the historic United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted on 7 July 2017.

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Yeon-chul YOO

Ambassador for Climate Change,
Republic of Korea

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Yeon-chul YOO

Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of Korea

Ambassador Yoo Yeon-chul has served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 30 years. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador for Climate Change, he served as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the State of Kuwait and as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Korean Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland. Ambassador Yoo was consistently involved in environmental issues since 1991, when he participated in his first climate change negotiation. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Director of Environment Cooperation (2003) and Deputy Director-General of the Energy and Climate Change (2009), and he was the Director-General for International Cooperation in the Ministry of Environment (2011). When seconded to the Presidential Committee for Green Growth from 2009 to 2011, he made significant contributions in the process of establishing the Global Green Growth Institute (2010), which later became an international organization (2012). Furthermore, he was also involved in hosting the Green Climate Fund in Korea (2012). He became Ambassador for Climate Change (2018) and is also serving as the Vice Chair of UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) since 2019. He is currently in charge of Executive Director for P4G (Partnering for Green Growth & Global Goals 2030) Summit to be held in Korea, 2021.

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Day 2     August 21.(Fri)

Talk Concert

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Kyoung-duk SEO

Professor of General Education
at SungShin Women's University

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Kyoung-duk SEO

Professor of General Education at SungShin Women's University

Professor Kyoung-duk SEO is a PR specialist in promoting the Korean culture and history worldwide. Currently as professor of the general education at SungShin Women’s University, he served as a member of the Presidential Council on National Branding and Seoul City Branding Committee, Director of the Sejong Institute Foundation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the first principal of Dokdo School of the Independence Hall of Korea. Recently, he has been working as an ambassador of the KIA Recovery & Identification of the Ministry of National Defense as well.

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Cook-jong LEE

Director of Trauma Research Center
at Ajou University

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Cook-jong LEE

Director of Trauma Research Center at Ajou University

Cook-jong Lee completed Ph.D. at the Ajou University College of Medicine and, then, was specially trained at Micro Surgical Institute at the San Diego Scripps Mercy Hospital at La Jolla, and at the Trauma Center of the UC San Diego Medical Center in 2003. He served as professor at the Ajou University College of Medicine between 2002 and 2019 and worked at the Royal London Hospital from 2007 to 2008. In 2020, he was re-appointed as head of the Trauma Center at the Ajou University. The ministry of public health and welfare gave Mr. Lee a prize in acknowledging his efforts to enhance national urgent medical system in 2020. In 2011, he was awarded several prizes in recognition of his contribution to national trauma treatment system. Also, between 2009 and 2010, he received a plaque of appreciation from the white house for his great supports to the US forces and public stationed in Korea.

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Jong-woo KIM

Executive Producer of MBC
Current Affairs & Documentary

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Jong-woo KIM

Executive Producer of MBC Current Affairs & Documentary

Kim Jong-woo has produced non-fiction programs and documentaries. In February 2020, he produced 'Meeting You', a story about a mother who meets her deceased daughter in VR, to show how new technology can be combined with human emotions. He is extremely interested in how to tell the story of the conditions of life of ordinary people in a new way.

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The Earth Session

Moderator

Chung-hae KANG

Professor at University
of Seoul Law School

Moderator

Chung-hae KANG

Professor at University of Seoul Law School

Chung Hae Kang is a former Civil Rights Commissioner, National Environmental Dispute Resolution Commissioner, Director of the Women News, environmental partner lawyer at Lee&Ko. She currently works as a Law Professor at University of Seoul since 2005. She has written on commercial law, international transaction law and environmental law. She has a special interest in the legal frame model which can support the community and civil citizenship. Also, she is involved in several citizen groups to be concerned in making ecological park including the National Yongsan Park.

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Jared Diamond

Professor of Geography at UCLA

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Jared Diamond

Professor of Geography at UCLA

Jared Diamond is an American geographer, historian, anthropologist, ornithologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005), The World Until Yesterday (2012), and Upheaval (2019). Originally trained in biochemistry and physiology, he is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography, and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at UCLA. In 2005, Diamond was ranked ninth on a poll by Prospect and Foreign Policy of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.

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Helena Norberg-Hodge

Founder and Director of
the International Society for
Ecology and Culture (ISEC)

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Helena Norberg-Hodge

Founder and Director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC)

Helena Norberg-Hodge is founder and director of Local Futures, previously known as the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Local Futures is a non-profit organization "dedicated to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide." Norberg-Hodge is the author of the international best-selling book Ancient Futures (1991), about tradition and change in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. She is also the author of Local is Our Future (2019), in which she advocates for localized alternatives to the global economy, particularly involving the creation of robust local food systems and democratic structures that can effectively resist authoritarianism. An outspoken critic of economic globalization, she co-founded – along with Jerry Mander, Doug Tompkins, Vandana Shiva, Martin Khor and others – the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) in 1994. She is a leading proponent of localization as an antidote to the problems arising from globalization and founded the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) in 2014. Norberg-Hodge produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness (2011), which lays out her arguments against economic globalization and for localization. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "preserving the traditional culture and values of Ladakh against the onslaught of tourism and development." In 2012, she received the Goi Peace Award for "her pioneering work in the localization movement".

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Michael Reiterer

Ambassador of the European
Union to the Republic of Korea

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Michael Reiterer

Ambassador of the European
Union to the Republic of Korea

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Tae-hyun PARK

Professor at Kangwon
National University School of Law

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Tae-hyun PARK

Professor at Kangwon National University School of Law

Tae-hyun Park, professor of the Environment Law at the Kangwon National University School of Law, served as a lawyer in an environmental civic group. Currently, he has researched the Earth Jurisprudence and rights of the nature that view the legal system in geocentric perspective beyond human-centered environmental law. He has also run education programs such as lectures on the earth jurisprudence with his colleagues. In the meantime, he has interests in preserving, creating, and maintaining Commons, thus, he has engaged in researches on Commons-based citizen’s dividend as a mean to contribute to the maintenance of community in a capitalistic way.

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Hye-jin JUNG

Director of Earth
Jurisprudence Center

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Hye-jin JUNG

Director of Earth Jurisprudence Center

Hye-jin Jung had worked as a journalist for 15 years before entering the world of law. The last 5 years of which she had intensively reported on environmental issues such as energy transition, climate change, and sustainable cities. The experiences which she had had as a environmental journalist lead me to study environmental law. She studied environmental law at Kangwon Law School under the supervision of Prof. Tae-hyun Park. She participated in Academic Society on Earth Jurisprudence in 2013, when it started, with ex Minister of Justice Kum-sil Kang, Prof. Tae-hyun Park and a few other lawyers. As the coordinator of the Academy and then one of the directors of Earth Jurisprudence Center(the Academy became the Center), She has managed Earth Jurisprudence Lecture Series, a 4-times a year, for last 5 years.

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Humanity Session

Speaker(Track A)

Emanuel Pastreich

Secretary General of Institute
of the Future Urban Environment

Speaker(Track A)

Emanuel Pastreich

Secretary General of Institute of the Future Urban Environment

Pastreich serves as the president of the Asia Institute (asia-institute.org), a think tank that builds bridges between individuals in Asia and around the world to respond to the greatest challenges of our time: climate change, the impact of technological change on human society, the rapidly shifting nature of international relations and the spread of a culture of anti-intellectualism. The Asia Institute has offices in Washington D.C., Seoul (Republic of Korea), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Tokyo (Japan). Pastreich has written articles about the environment, technology, globalization, international relations, and business in Asia for such journals as Japan Focus, Foreign Policy in Focus & the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies and Global Asia. He writes frequently on East Asian politics, culture and international relations for the Korea Times, Foreign Policy in Focus and for his blog, circlesandsquares.asia. He writes in Chinese primarily for Duowei and Guanchazhe, in Japanese for Huffington Post Japan and in Korean for Pressian, JoongAng Ilbo and “The Tomorrow.”

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Speaker(Track B)

Jong-ryn MO

Professor of Graduate School
of International Studies
at Yonsei University

Speaker(Track B)

Jong-ryn MO

Professor of Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University

After obtaining bachelor’s degree in the economy at the Cornel University, Jong-ryn MO, professor at the Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies obtained Ph.D. in the business management at the Stanford University. He served as assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at the Stanford University, and president, international director, and Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies of Underwood International College, Yonsei University. Impressed by attractive cities around the world, he started delving into how to enhance the Korean local streets culture. Currently, he has delivered his political-economic lectures and he has often ventured out to local streets of attractive global cities, which made him dubbed as ‘street economists.’ He has recently published his book ‘local street capitalism’ based on his analysis on economic values of small businesses on local streets.

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Gangwon Session

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Kil-young SONG

Vice-President of Daum soft

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Kil-young SONG

Vice-President of Daum soft

Kil-young SONG, dubbed as a mind miner and serving as a vice president of Daumsoft, has been reading and interpreting peoples’ minds from social big data consisting of records of their daily lives for several years. Furthermore, he has been working on transferring various understanding that he gained from his work to different disciplines. Daumsoft is a company specialized in turning consumer’s opinion online to a data that could be used by businesses. The corporation has had technologies such as text mining, large scale information searching and natural language processing to automatically analyze consumers’ opinions contained in millions of articles in social media. He gained Ph.D. in the computer science from the Korea University and is currently serving as director of Korea BI Data Mining Society. Mr. Song, adjunct professor of business administration at the Ewha Women’s University, has been also teaching at the Seoul National University, KAIST, Korea University, Yeonsei University MBA course over the last 10 years. Also, he provided lectures to the group of CEOs of Korean leading corporate groups including Samsung, LG, Posco, GS, Hanwha, Dongbu, Halla, Seah, Daelim, Miraeasset and Amore Pacific, and a foreign company, Foxconn in Taiwan, over social big data. Additionally, he has launched Opinion Mining Working Group to lead researches on ways for companies to utilize Data Mining. He is an omnivorous reader who constantly reads and enjoys having dialogues with people from different fields. He also wrote 《Don’t imagine》 and 《Your desire is seen here》.

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Enterprise Session

Moderator

Tae-sun KANG

President of BYN BlackYak Co., LTD.

Moderator

Tae-sun KANG

President of BYN BlackYak Co., LTD.

Tae-sun KANG is president of BYN BlackYak Co., LTD and serves as president of the Korea Scout Association, vice-president of the Korea Student Alpine Federation, chair of the Seoul Alpine Federation, and vice-chair of the Seoul Sports Council-Korea Sport Leader. Celebrating its 47th anniversary, BYN BlackYak became a global brand making inroads into 28 nations on 3 continents. In addition, in 2014, the company acquired the brand NAU established by product developers from NIKE and PATAGONIA in seeking for employing eco-friendly materials to make desirable products in style and function. In doing so, the company has been known to take social and environmental responsibilities. Also, BYN BlackYak has become a single brand to receive most awards around the world after receiving 19 prizes in ISPO awards. BYN BlackYak has initiated ‘BlackYak’s Kubqi Desert Ecosystem Building Project for Yellow Dust Shield’, ‘Clean Mountain 365’ to collect garbage in mountains while climbing along with BlackYak Alpine Club, and Korea’s 100 top mountains project. All these activities were conducted as part of the brands’ efforts to achieve SDGs by taking social responsibility and communicating with the public. The company received Baekmajang(the order of sport merit) in 2004, cultural awards from the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2007, Moranjang(a national medal) in 2012, HDI Human Management Grand Prize in 2019.

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Un-ho JO

President & CEO of Hitejinro
Beverage CO.,LTD.

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Un-ho JO

President & CEO of Hitejinro Beverage CO.,LTD.

Un-ho JO is CEO of Hitejinro Beverage Co., LTD, an affiliate of Hitejinro Co., LTD, one of the largest liquor companies in Korea. After working at a bank for some period, he joined Woongjin Group in 1990. Since then, in just 9 years after joining the company, he became CEO of the Woongjin Food at his age 37, the youngest one at that time. He was in charge of beverage business as a new business within the group, and under his leadership, the group developed and launched more than 6 most popular products that have helped the company gaine more than KRW 20 billion. Among representative products are Morning Rice, Green Plum, Barley Tea, and Black Barley. What makes those hit brands special is that they are made of ingredients domestically produced. Especially, Morning Rice is rice-based beverage that has become one of the most popular beverages in Vietnam. Black Barley, the world’s first ever beverage made of black barely, has become the first Korean beverage to be put on shelves of ‘Trader joe’s’, a specialized distribution channel in organic foods in the US, which has promoted Korean beverages on the global market. In 2005, he received the award ‘ CEOs who promotes Korea’s National Images’ given by the Seoul National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation. Also, he was awarded the Prime minister's citation in recognition of his dedication to invigorating the Korea’s Domestic Agricultural Products Processing Industry. Additionally, he wrote an essay on business management ‘If No One Does, I Do.’

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Kyoo-bok CHOE

President & CEO of Yuhan-Kimberly

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Kyoo-bok CHOE

President & CEO of Yuhan-Kimberly

Graduating from the School of Business at Yonsei University, Kyoo-bok CHOE, president & CEO of Yuhan-Kimberly, joined the company’s marketing division in 1983. Since then, he continued his career in the company while working as senior vice president and executive vice president of the Baby Product and New Business Division, and head of the Baby Product Business of Kimberly-Clark in North Asia. Currently, he has served as president & CEO of Yuhan Kimberly, co-chair of Future Forum and Woods of Lives, and executive director of the UN Global Compact Korea Network and Woods of Peace. With his contribution, Yuhan Kimberly has become one of companies that have long been engaged in activities regarding CSR and CSY to achieve SDGs. Yuhan Kimberly was selected as the best business in promoting social values by the Korea Management Association Consultants Inc., in 2019, and received the order of merit (Dongbaekjang) in 2012 in recognition of the company’s family-friendly management(celebrating the day of population), and was awarded HDI Human Management Awards for the company’s social responsibilities(HDI Human Development Institute). Meanwhile, Yuhan Kimberly is renowned as one of the most respected businesses in Korea.

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Suk-bum PARK

Secretary-General of UN Global
Compact Network Korea

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Suk-bum PARK

Secretary-General of UN Global Compact Network Korea

Amb. Park Suk-bum is the third UN Global Compact Network Korea Secretary General. He is in charge of enhancing businesses’ participation in promoting corporate citizenship and providing practical engagement measures. He aspires to align their operations and strategies through ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Established in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative in the world with 160 nations and 14.000 corporate & organization participants. Prior to joining GCNK, Amb. Park has served as Ambassador to Iraq, Bangladesh and Korean Consul General in Houston, USA. as well as an adjunct professor at Far East University. In addition, he has served as a counselor at the Korean Delegation to OECD Korea, Minister of Korean Delegation to the EU, Director General of International Economic Bureau of MOFA and Deputy Head of Negotiation for Korea-USA FTA. Park has MBA from the University of Houston, USA and Master’s degree in International Relations from Institut International d'Administration Publique (IIAP).

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Ho-chul LEE

Founder & CEO of 4EN corporation

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Ho-chul LEE

Founder & CEO of 4EN corporation

Born in Andong, Gyeongsangbukdo, Korea, Ho-chul LEE obtained MA in the Ecology Landscape at the Seoul National University in 2011. He developed an alternative fuel to fossil fuel with used coffee grounds and conducted studies on quantification of impact of reducing greenhouse gases. Based on his development projects and studies, he founded a company, 4EN Inc., that has generated sustainable environmental values. The company received an award at the ‘H-OnDream Social Enterprise Start-Up Contest’ and won the Social Achievement Incentive funded by the SK group, which helped the company garner attention from the industry as a specialized company in responding to climate change. Mr. Lee was successful in getting approval from the UN for Solid Fuel CDM business in Myanmar in April 2020. He is also serving as an external judge of CDM professional in the Korea Foundation for Quality and was awarded by president of the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency in May 2019.

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Simon Smith

British Ambassador
to the Republic of Korea

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Simon Smith

British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

H. E. Simon Smith is the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Earlier in his career he served in Tokyo and Moscow. More recently he served as British Ambassador in Vienna (including as UK Perm Rep to the UN) and Kyiv. Ambassador Smith has held several senior roles within the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, including Director, Russia, South Caucasus, and Central Asia. A graduate of Oxford University, he speaks German, Russian, French, Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian.

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