KB Financial Group is practicing various ESG activities in line with global trends


  • Feb.
    • KB Kookmin Bank
      Joined the Equator Principles
  • Apr.
    • Joined the PCAF
    • Joined the SBTi
    • Joined NZBA as its founding member
  • Jun.
    • Declaration of carbon neutrality
      strategy(KB Net Zero S.T.A.R.)
  • Sep.
    • Joined the RE100
  • Oct.
    • Received official approval from SBTi for our carbon reduction targets.
      (First among all Asian financial institutions and all Korean companies)
    • Received A+ in KCGS ESG Ratings
      (KB is the only financial institution receiving A+ rating in all areas for 2 consecutive years)
    • KB Insurance Joined the PSI
  • Nov.
    • Included in the DJSI World Index for 6 consecutive years
      (No. 1 in global banking industry)


  • Jan.
    • Established ESG departments at holding company and subsidiaries
    • Declared the Group’s ESG Guiding Principles
  • Mar.
    • Established the ESG Committee in the Board of Directors
  • May.
    • Established the Group ESG strategy titled KB GREEN WAVE 2030
  • Aug.
    • Publicly committed to join Equator Principles (scheduled in 2021)
  • Sep.
    • Declared ending coal financing for the first time among local financial groups
  • Oct.
    • Received KCGS ESG rating of A+
      (KB is the only financial firm receiving A+ rating in E, S and G areas respectively)
    • Included in the DJSI World index for 5 consecutive years
      (No. 3 in global banking industry and No.1 in local banking industry)


  • Sep.
    • Became the PRB signatory
    • Joined the CCCA
    • Participated in the EU Taxonomy Working Group
    • Joined the WEPs


  • Aug.
    • Joined the UNEP FI
    • Joined the CDP
  • Oct.
    • Became the TCFD supporter
  • Nov.
    • Became the PRB endorser