KB Financial Group was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year on Sept. 14.
DJSI is a world-renowned sustainable management index jointly developed by S&P Dow Jones of the U.S. and Swiss RobecoSAM, an evaluation and investment agency for sustainable management.
It comprehensively evaluates and publishes non-financial factors such as "social responsibility" and "environmental management" that affect long-term corporate sustainability as well as financial performance every year among the top 2,500 listed companies in global market capitalization, and is recognized globally for the evaluation of sustainable management by companies.
This year's DJSI World Index includes 12.6 percent, or 318 of the top 2,526 global companies in global market capitalization, and 20 of the domestic firms. In the banking industry sector, 25 financial institutions around the world, including Bank of America and BNP Paribas, have been incorporated.
KB Financial Group was included in the top-tier World Index for the fourth consecutive year from 2016 to this year, and received high marks in terms of sustainable management, including global top ratings in risk management, customer relationship management, financial availability and financial crime prevention policies, a group spokesman said.
The group has been leading activities in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), a key element of sustainable management, by launching commercial banks' first fine dust-related eco-friendly products, expanding eco-friendly investment, and providing consulting for small and medium-sized businesses through financing.
"In the future, KB Financial Group will take the lead in making positive impact on our society through finance by applying with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)," said the spokesman.