Korea Development Bank


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 14 Dec 2016

The Korea Development Bank (KDB), is a national entity that was founded with the purpose of supplying and managing major industrial capital to help develop the economy of the Republic of Korea. Since its establishment, KDB has been providing financing for the development and promotion of industries, the expansion of social infrastructure development of countries, including that of the Republic of Korea, the stabilization of financial markets and the facilitation of sustainable growth. KDB has placed climate change and socially responsible investment as policy issues that are addressed in its annual planning.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

08 May 2017 - 07 May 2022

Accreditation date

14 Dec 2016

AMA execution date

06 Apr 2017

AMA effectiveness

08 May 2017

Term end date

07 May 2022

Accreditation term 2

09 Jan 2023 - 08 Jan 2028

Re-accreditation date

18 May 2022

AMA execution date

30 Aug 2022

AMA effectiveness

09 Jan 2023

Term end date

08 Jan 2028

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




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News + Stories

GCF and Korea Development Bank help climate innovators traverse “valley of death”

27 Jul 2021 / We need innovation to provide climate solutions. But too many great new ideas die in the so-called ‘valley of death’ – the gap between seed funding for entrepreneurs and the longer-term investment that brings those ideas to market.  In tackling this challenge, Southeast Asian entrepreneurs with ideas on how to use technological innovation to tackle climate change have received a fillip with a new partnership between the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Korea Development Bank (KDB), supported by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).