Youngjae Ryu is the chief executive officer of Sustinvest, one of the leading providers of ESG research and related consultancy services based in Seoul. A pioneer in responsible investment in the Republic of Korea, Youngjae has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry as an equity analyst and broker with companies including, Hyundai and Peregrine. Youngjae is a member of the Forum of Sustainable Management under the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, the head of the Research Centre on Sustainable Investment at the Korean Sustainable Investment Forum and a member of the Steering Committee of the UN Global Compact. Further to this, Youngjae has published a number of papers and contributed to books on responsible investment and corporate governance. He holds a BA and a MA in Political Science and Diplomacy from Hanyang University, South Korea, as well as an MBA from Ashridge Business School, UK.