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Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center Lee Jon-ha: “Safety determines the future EV battery market” (Part 2)
2021.06.17
  Through the first part of the speech presented by Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center Lee Jon-ha, he has pointed out the main causes that could lead to fire accidents in EV batteries. To prevent such accidents, SK Innovation has been applying “innovative manufacturing technologies”. Let’s find out what they are through the ...
Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center Lee Jon-ha: “Safety determines the future EV battery market” (Part 1)
2021.06.16
  Lee Jon-ha, Head of SK Innovation’s Cell Development Center, was invited as a special speaker on the first day of “The Battery Conference 2021” held by the Korea Battery Industry Association on June 9th and 10th. During his presentation under the topic of “Competitive power of pouch-type battery”, Lee spoke about SK Innovation’s battery ...
Circular economy ② Plastic waste problem and example of SK Global Chemical’s responses
2021.06.11
  Through the previous post, we have introduced some basic definitions, the benefits and public sector’ plans to achieve a circular economy. It goes without saying, the private sector’s role is also highly important to “close the loop.”   In this episode, we will take a closer look at plastic waste – one of the ...
Circular economy ① The concept and public sector’s plans
2021.06.04
  “The goods of today are the resources of tomorrow at yesterday’s resource prices” (Walter R. Stahel)   Circular economy (or “circularity”) is not a new concept. Some studies stated that the cradle of circular economy dated back in 1970s, some said the concept of it was suggested in 1960s, but when it first emerged ...
[Card News] ESG basics ③ Corporate Responses
2021.04.26
  It’s undeniable since ESG become a significant set of standards for not only investors but also the general public to evaluate an organization, corporates all over the world have been speeding up in enforcing their ESG management in any way possible.   Aside from mandatory disclosure regulations as introduced in the previous episode of ...
[Card News] ESG basics ② Framework & Rating
2021.04.05
  In the previous post of ESG basics series, we shared a few important milestones and comparisons between ESG concept and other related ones.If you miss it, please click here to view the first episode of ESG basics series.   This time, let’s walk through the second episode to have a general view of different ...
[Card News] ESG basics ① Definition & Background
2021.03.15
  Recently, ESG has become a hot topic, a trending keyword in the media and mentioned by so many companies in many countries. It is no longer a term understood among those have financial knowledge but everyone who is working in a corporate or just reading news here and there.   But did you know that ...
SK Innovation’s ESG management ⑤ The development of battery recycling technology
2021.01.18
  In the last two articles of this series, we were able to find out how SK Innovation is integrating ESG management into its businesses through the examples of waste plastics reborn as new materials and Ulsan Complex reborn as an eco-friendly plant. Today, let’s take a look at SK Innovation’s electric vehicle (EV) battery ...
SK Innovation’s ESG management ④ SK Innovation Ulsan Complex reborn as an eco-friendly petrochemical plant
2020.12.11
  Following our 3rd episode of how SK Innovation is practicing ESG management, this time we visited SK Innovation Ulsan Complex (“Ulsan CLX”), the major production base in Korea of SK Innovation. Let’s find out how Ulsan CLX can obtain a 300 billion KRW operating profit but also reduce environmental pollution through ESG management.   ...
SK Innovation’s ESG management ③ Plastic waste reborn as chemical products
2020.12.03
  Through the previous posts of “SK Innovation’s ESG management” series, we have introduced why it is important for us to understand and integrate ESG management in our performance. This time, let us get to know how SK Innovation and its subsidiaries have been preparing for ESG management up to date.   01 | Global ...
SK Innovation’s ESG management ② “The answer is Green Balance 2030”
2020.11.27
  01 | ExxonMobil, trapped in “oil addiction” versus BP, announced strategy for zero carbon commitment   On October 28th (local time), the Financial Times published an article titled “Why ExxonMobil is sticking with oil as rivals look to a greener future.” The article quoted Amy Myers Jaffe, professor at The Fletcher School at Tufts University ...
SK Innovation’s ESG management ① The paradigm shift of global market – Why ESG?
2020.11.16
  It has been nearly a year since COVID-19 hit us, and the world is still struggling to battle with the pandemic. We had faced multiple financial crises and other widespread deadly diseases, but our life has never been changed so much and so fast like this year. While COVID-19 stays as the hottest topic, ...