Social Enterprise
Social venture Marine Innovation receives DIN CERTCO Certification for its eco-friendly packaging technology
2022.05.18
▲ Seaweed paper cup Janoodam, Marine Innovation’s eco-friendly packaging brand   Marine Innovation, a social venture supported by SK Innovation, announced that its eco-friendly cups “Janoodam” received recognition for advanced technology from Europe. Janoodam is the brand name of Marine Innovation’s cups made from seaweed by-products, and this time it was recognized by DIN CERTCO, ...
Morethan achieves B-Corp Certification with high score, proving its genuine ESG commitment
2022.03.03
▲Morethan has received B-Corp Certification with its fashion brand Continew in February 2022   ‘Morethan’, a Korean social enterprise supported by SK Innovation, has recently become a Certified B Corporation (or B-Corp).   Morethan makes and sells fashion items such as leather bags and wallets by up-cycling natural leather seats, seat belts, and airbag fibers ...
[ESG Partner] Montsenu, a fashion brand dreaming of a new world with sustainable technologies and design
2022.01.21
An interview with Park Jun-beom (Julian Park), CEO of Montsenu, the First Prize Winner of Environmental Social Enterprise Start-Up Ideas Contest held by SK Innovation in 2019 Montsenu’s homepage: https://montsenu.com/     Q1. ‘Montsenu’ sounds like a French brand, what does it mean? We’re curious about how “Montsenu’ was founded.   ‘Montsenu’ may sound like ...
Winners of the 5th Great Music Festival performed at Charity Night Gala 2021, a year-end event hosted by SK Innovation
2021.12.29
▲ Kim Jong-hoon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SK Innovation (fifth from front left), Cheong Chul-gun, CEO of the Korea JoongAng Daily (fourth from front left), Oh Jee-chul (President of Heart to Heart Foundation), and ambassadors and spouses attend Charity Night Gala 2021 held at Lotte Hotel Seoul on December 28.   “The ...
From supercars leather to luxurious backpack material – The story behind Morethan’s CONTINEW premium products
2021.11.30
  Social enterprise Morethan has risen to prominence for manufacturing high-end eco-friendly products using scrap leather from supercar brands.   Through its fashion brand CONTINEW, Morethan has been making and selling upcycled fashion items such as natural leather sheets, safety belts, airbag textiles, and others from materials discarded during the manufacturing and disposal of automobiles. ...
SK Innovation introduces Eco-Friendly Startup Nurturing Model at AVPN Northeast Asia Social Investment Summit
2021.11.12
■ The first domestic case of the government, large companies and impact funds working together to establish a startup ecosystem in the “eco-friendly” sector ■ Eco-friendly startups agree on the necessity of “EGG,” a program tailored to startups – It complements the weak points of startups such as investment, technology support, regulation improvement, and others,” said Ecoin Energy ...
[ESG Partner] Sheco, a start-up that solves oil spill accidents and protects marine environment with technological innovation
2021.11.09
  An interview with Kwon Gisung, CEO of Sheco, one of the 20 enterprises of EGG program organized by SK Innovation, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, and the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development. Sheco’s homepage: https://en.sheco.co/     Q1. First, what does Sheco mean and what is the background of your business? ...
Social venture Sheco introduced oil retrieval system SHECO ARK at GITEX Future Stars 2021 in Dubai
2021.10.29
■ Sheco, a social venture supported by SK Innovation, participated in GITEX Future Stars 2021 in Dubai and revealed SHECO ARK, an oil retrieval system optimized for small-scale marine oil spill accidents. ■ Sheco introduced that this solution that can minimize time spent on recovery, manpower, costs, and the spread of pollutants   Sheco, a ...
[ESG Partner] Morethan, a premium upcycling fashion social enterprise turning the Useless into the Useful
2021.10.11
  An interview with Choi Yi-hyun (Ian Choi), CEO of Morethan, which was selected and nurtured as a Star Social Enterprise by SK Innovation in 2018 Morethan’s homepage: http://wecontinew.com/     Q1. We’d like to know the background and motivations of Morethan. How did you establish this social enterprise?   When I studied in the U.K., ...
Social enterprise Right Route introduces eco-friendly textile material made from recycled battery separators at Preview in Seoul 2021 fair
2021.09.01
  Right Route (http://www.texnic.kr/), a social venture that is supported by SK Innovation, is attending the textile fair “Preview in Seoul 2021” held from September 1st to 3rd at COEX, Seoul, South Korea.   Preview in Seoul (PIS), or Seoul International Textile Fair, is an annual event organized by the Korea Federation of Textile Industries ...
Social venture INGINE sealed the first overseas contract on wave energy in Yuquot, Canada
2021.08.02
  ■ A part of Yuquot Project supported by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Canadian Federal Government, aiming to change energy source from fossil fuels to wave energy in regions without sufficient power grid – Perform basic design work before introducing wave power plants in the first half of 2022; start building wave power ...
SK Innovation held SV Community Workshop to nurture social enterprises and social ventures
2021.07.16
  SK Innovation has been supporting social ventures and enterprises through multiple programs. Lately, the company successfully organized an event called “SV Community Workshop” to strengthen the social enterprises and social ventures fostered by the company, receiving great responses from the participants. The workshop started on June 1st and ended on July 1st, after one ...