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Ryu Sang-ho(right), president and CEO of Korea Investment and Securities, delivered funds to UNICEF to help children around the world.

The social contribution activities of Korea Investment and Securities can be classified as “love sharing, happiness sharing.” As can be seen in the management philosophy of Korea Investment and Securities’ President and CEO Ryu Sang-ho, the main purpose of the social contribution activities of Korea Investment and Securities is that everyone should be happy.

The social contribution work is divided into local social contribution projects and global social contribution projects. The activities that the company is focusing most of its attention on, regardless whether it is in Korea or overseas, are activities for children and teenagers.

As for local activities, Korea Investment and Securities has been hosting a children’s football class for children who are culturally isolated through a partnership with FC Seoul since 2007. The company invites children from Dream Tree Village, a social welfare facility for children, and with FC Seoul players they put on various programs like learning the basics of the game and playing together. They also provide football shoes, uniforms and balls.

Since 2005 all of the company employees have been asked to donate an item and participate in a large scale community flea market, the profits from which go to the Beautiful Store.

There is also the “kimchi support” and “bread of love” sharing events for elderly people living alone; high technology educational facility support for remote and isolated island children; visits to disabled children’s facilities; and the creation of university student PR ambassadors.

As for the global social contribution projects, the company is supporting famine affected children by raising funds through UNICEF and is helping poverty stricken children through “Good Neighbors,” to fulfill its social contribution role by cooperating with NGO groups.

To help developing countries, Korea Investment and Securities is helping Vietnamese women who have immigrated to Korea with fund and providing on site voluntary activities with a medical volunteer group.

The company also delivers household and educational items to Vietnamese schools and supports medical costs for children and support job training for teenagers.

As for educational support for teenagers, the company, together with Financial Quotient, is supporting overseas financial experience training to encourage financial education.

By Lee Ji-hyun [concordia@joongang.co.kr]

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