Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise Grape Lab won Product Design Award at iF Design Award 2021
2021.04.16
  Grape Lab, a social enterprise supported by SK Innovation, has won Product Design Award at iF (international Forum) Design Award 2021 with its sustainable design.       This year’s ‘iF Design Award’ was marked by a fierce competition among around 10,000 entries from 52 countries across the globe. The winners were selected after ...
[ESG partners] Inobus, a young startup that improves waste recycling with innovative tech
2021.03.17
  An interview with Jang Jin-hyuk, CEO of Inobus, one of the three winners of the Environmental Social Business Discovery Contest selected by SK Innovation in 2020. Inobus’ homepage: http://www.inobus.co.kr/     Q1. First of all, we are always curious about the company’s name. So please tell us what Inobus means and how you started ...
Marine Innovation released new eco-friendly plates made of seaweed
2021.03.02
  Marine Innovation(http://eng.marineinv.com/), a social venture supported by SK Innovation, has officially launched new eco-friendly plates made of seaweed by-products.   With two types of design, the recently launched plates of Marine Innovation will be supplied to hotels, resorts, and restaurants, which have high demand for these products. Marine Innovation’s eco-friendly food containers are expected ...
Marine Innovation won an award at WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021 with eco-friendly egg tray
2021.02.10
  Marine Innovation, a social venture supported by SK Innovation, has announced that its eco-friendly egg tray made of seaweed by-products won a special award at WorldStar Global Packaging Awards 2021.   The WorldStar Global Packaging Awards is an annual world competition held by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) to promote the technological development of ...
Social venture Arun shipped demo equipment for water treatment to the U.S. and Canada
2021.01.28
  Arun, a social venture supported by SK Innovation, has laid the foundation for its entrance into global market by making the first shipment of demo equipment of Non-Clogging Filtering System (NCFS), which is a micro filtering equipment for water treatment, to the U.S. and Canada. This is an inspiring achievement as Arun was credited ...
[ESG partners] Right Route, an eco-friendly social enterprise, aims to create sustainable fashion through upcycling rechargeable battery separators
2021.01.20
  An interview with Shin Min-jeong, CEO of Right Route, one of the three winners of the Environmental Social Business Discovery Contest selected by SK Innovation in 2020. Right Route’s homepage: http://rightroute.co.kr/   Q1. First of all, could you share with us the story about how Right Route was established?   In 2015, I started ...
Grape Lab launched a campaign on Kickstarter for new product: g.flow stone
2020.11.23
  Last month, SKinno News had a chance to introduce Grape Lab, a sustainable design studio doing a variety of experiments to solve environmental and social issues. Today, the social enterprise brings us another good news – it has officially launched a campaign on Kickstarter for the new product – g.flow stone Laptop Stand.   ...
Marine Innovation, a going-global social venture that brings eco-friendly materials from the sea to daily life
2020.11.19
  An interview with Cha Wan-young, CEO of Marine Innovation, a social venture partner of SK Innovation selected from 2019 SV² Impact Partnering program Marine Innovation homepage: https://eng.marineinv.com/     Q1. First of all, congratulations! We’ve heard that Marine Innovation has won a grant at a partnership program of Expo 2020 Dubai. Could you share with ...
Grape Lab, a sustainable design lab ready to greet the world
2020.10.12
  An interview with Alice Kim, CEO & Art Director of Grape Lab (https://thegrapelab.org), a “Star Social Enterprise” selected by SK Innovation.    Q1. Grape Lab is an interesting name. Does it have any special meaning?   A few years ago, when I was studying sustainability, I developed a theory so-called “The Bunch of Grapes”. ...
Secretary General of UNEP National Committee for Korea: "The Mangrove Reforestation Project of SK Innovation is a great example in response to climate change"
2020.08.19
  The UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) Korea has restored 40ha of mangrove forests along the coasts of Tra Vinh Province since 2018. That is about 50 times the size of a football stadium over the last two years. The thick forests of Tra Vinh, in the South of Vietnam, have been severely destroyed due ...
SK Innovation Joins Forces with the Ministry of Environment to Develop an Eco-friendly Social Enterprise Ecosystem
2019.11.05
  SK Innovation has joined forces with the Ministry of Environment of Korea to support the growth of innovative start-ups and create an ecosystem for eco-friendly social enterprises.   On November 5, SK Innovation delivered the ‘Stable entry and commercialization as a social enterprise’ grant to social enterprises that were selected through the ‘Environmental Social ...
SK Innovation's Mangrove Reforestation Project - The 6th Voluntary Planting in Vietnam
2019.09.27
  In response to global warming, from September 23 to 26, SK Innovation carried out its 6th time voluntary planting as a part of the Mangrove Reforestation Project in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam.   As one of the supported themes by SK Innovation’s “1% Happiness Sharing Fund(1),” as well as one of SK Innovation’s global CSR ...