In the wake of the controversial Myitsone dam, Aung San Suu Kyi is demanding more from investors involved in high risk projects, reports Vicky Bowman.
MCRB has entered into a ‘strategic alliance’ with Business Disability International (bdi).
On 12 August 2016, Vermont Law School (VLS) and MCRB with the support from Heinrich-Böll Stiftung co-organised a training session for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultants in Yangon.
MCRB, together with Peace Nexus, International Alert and MCRB’s partner, Myanmar Business Coalition on Aid (MBCA), held a training workshop on responsible business on July 27-28 in Myawadi.
Since Myanmar’s landmark election in November 2015, the National League for Democracy government has publicly condemned the use of so-called hate speech on several occasions and indicated that a new law may be drafted to tackle the problem.
The Seminar was focused on Australian best practice environmental and social impact solutions for the mining sector in Myanmar.
When it comes to the poverty gap in Myanmar, foreign and local companies can bring employment, training, and support.
There's a dark side to Myanmar’s recent internet revolution.
Vicky Bowman, Director MCRB, and Allan Lerberg Jorgensen, Director, Human Rights and Development Department, of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), one of MCRB’s co-founding organisations, made presentations to a seminar on 29 June in Tokyo.
An article by MCRB’s Donna Guest on the first years of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and the lessons it might offer for initiatives on business and human rights in other countries has been published in the Journal of Business and Human Rights.
MCRB convened a meeting between government, offshore oil and gas companies and others on July 11 in Naypyidaw to discuss lessons learned from the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) / Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.
In a large, plain government office on the outskirts of Yangon, Frontier has visited to ask about corruption.
Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), co-hosted the first ever multistakeholder workshop on responsible tourism in Ngapali from 11-13 May 2016.
MCRB is repeating its Pwint Thit Sa/ "Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME)" survey in 2016 (2016 Pwint Thit Sa – Forthcoming).
Vicky Bowman participated in a consultation organised by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Bangkok on 2-3 May.
Vicky Bowman, Director, and Rosie Zhang, Deputy Director, MCRB participated in the United Nations 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Doha, Qatar on 19-20 April.
Privacy violations involving revenge pornography are on the rise in Myanmar but seeking legal remedy can be a daunting experience for victims.
Hnin Wut Yee, Research and Outreach Manager at MCRB has written a blog on the impacts of a Salween/Thanlwin dam project at Tasang on local women in Wan Sala village.
On 16 March, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) hosted a workshop in Yangon for senior managers of Myanmar companies on anti-corruption practices.
MCRB, Peace Nexus and Kaw Lah Foundation co-hosted a workshop on Responsible Business in Hpa-An, Kayin State, on 3-4 March, 2016. The workshop brought together representatives of around 13 companies from the area as well as staff of Kaw Lah Foundation.