• Type: Press release
  • Date: 3/14/2013


Sungwoo Kim, head of KPMG’s Climate Change & Sustainability Practice for ASPAC recognized by Korean Prime Minister for helping bring Green Climate Fund to Korea  


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Sungwoo Kim, Head of the Climate Change and Sustainability (CC&S) Practice for KPMG Asia Pacific and partner with KPMG in Korea has been awarded a commendation from Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won for his contributions in helping to secure Korea as host for the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).   The GCF selected Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea, as its host city on October 20, 2012 after considering offers from five other countries.


Hyoungchan Kim (senior manager) and Youngsuk Seo (senior consultant) with the CC&S practice in KPMG in Korea also received awards from the Minister of Strategy and Finance for their efforts.


KPMG in Korea played a critical role in positioning Korea in the bidding process, preparing official documents including the Expression of Interest.  The Korea firm’s CC&S team also supported the Korean government’s overall publicity campaign, advising on the marketing strategy and creating collateral material.


Through these awards KPMG in Korea’s CC&S Practice not only enhances its domestic market position, it hopes to bring greater recognition to the CC&S network across KPMG globally.


The Green Climate Fund was established in December 2011 by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at its 17th COP in Durban, South Africa. The GCF will play a significant role in raising a fund of USD 100 billion per year to assist developing countries in combating climate changes.



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Ahn, Eun Joo

PR&Communications, KPMG in Korea

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