KOCSR was launched as an affiliated research centre with CCSR (The Center for Corporate Social Responsibility) in June 2007. It became an independent ESG research company in July 2008 with four shareholders which are independent stakeholders from the SRI Market such as NGOs, CSR Institutes and religious Organizations. It is a sole research partner of EIRIS in Korea.
Park is an executive director of KOCSR and his recent work has included “An Analysis of Human Rights Policies and Management Practices of Major Korean Corporations and a Study of Korean-style Business Human Rights Guideline” and “The study of CSR practice of Major Korean Corporations through quantitative analysis”.
Previously Park had worked for NPO, a religious organization, as a consultant. From 2003 to 2006 he worked at CCSR as a vice secretary-general and head of the research team. His main work was the promotion of creating a CSR Report law with other Korean NGOs, shareholder activism in order to promote the publishing of CSR Reports concerning Korean companies including SAMSUNG and LG Electronics and assessment for Korean Companies’ CSR reports.
At present Park is co-leading the EMDP Korea team together with Lauren Compere at Boston Common Asset Management.