Ever since the Business and Human Rights Guiding Principle was introduced at the United Nations, the reception of the new regime for business and human rights have been positive from the International Organizations and governmental bodies, if not from corporations themselves. Although the UNGP has been in operation for a relatively short period of time, the alignment of standards on the issue has been robust and far-reaching. Capital markets and procurement qualifications also have jumped on the bandwagon to push for the adoption of the standard. Korea has been no exception. Korean national human rights bodies have adopted the UNGP rather quickly and also incorporated the business and human rights elements into the Human Rights National Action Plan for 2018-2022. For state owned companies and institutions, the business and human rights standard manual has been published and strongly encouraged for implementation since 2018. Now, some 860 public institutions are evaluated on their performance which now includes the human rights management category. Department of Justice has been working on the draft of business and human rights obligation for private sector companies for a possible legislation to mandate the human rights due diligence. On this momentous and quite historic changes happening in Korea, however, there is a dearth of practical and interpretive guides that can help the practitioners, overseers, and decision-makers. This article surveys the key elements of the Business and Human Rights efforts in Korea and points out that convergence of disparate governance from public, corporate and civil society sectors, which is the main theme of John Ruggie’s approach for Business and Human Rights, is overlooked in the active regulatory guidance of the government, and that the voluntary nature and activities of the CSR should be a key focus of governmental ‘Protect’ activities. Also, corporate governance apparatus related to the human rights need to be carefully designed, to preserve the cooperation of private and public sector actors, and to strike a healthy balance between government regulations and voluntary CSR.