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MCRB Encourages the US Government to Maintain Reporting Requirements for US Companies

On the eve of the visit of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Washington, MCRB has written to US Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage the maintenance of a requirement on US companies investing in oil and gas in Myanmar or more than US$5 millio

MCRB trains Companies on ’Developing a Human Rights Policy’

As part of its programme of enhancing Myanmar companies’ understanding of responsible business practices, MCRB organised a one day workshop in Yangon on “Developing a Human Rights Policy” on 5th September 2016.

PeaceNexus and MCRB Convene Design Workshop on Company-Community Dialogue and Mediation

On 29 and 30 August PeaceNexus and MCRB convened a two day ‘collaborative design workshop’ at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon to discuss the need for, and shape of, a possible initiative...

China Faces Tougher Laws in Myanmar

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 Forms Strategic Alliance with Business Disability International

MCRB has entered into a ‘strategic alliance’ with Business Disability International (bdi).

Building the Capacity of Local EIA Consultants

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.

Responsible Business Training In Mandalay and Myawadi

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.

The Challenge of Criminalising Hate Speech

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.

MCRB contributes to Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce’s Good Governance in Mining Seminar in Nya Pyi Taw

The Seminar was focused on Australian best practice environmental and social impact solutions for the mining sector in Myanmar.

Company Outreach supports Development

When it comes to the poverty gap in Myanmar, foreign and local companies can bring employment, training, and support.

How social media became Myanmar’s hate speech megaphone

There's a dark side to Myanmar’s recent internet revolution.

MCRB and the Danish Institute address Seminar on Business and Human Rights in Tokyo

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.

Article on MCRB in the Journal of Business and Human Rights

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.

Building an Effective EIA Process for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

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.

Cleaning Up Corruption in Myanmar

In a large, plain government office on the outskirts of Yangon, Frontier has visited to ask about corruption.

Environment is Top Concern for Sustainable Tourism in Ngapali

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 seeks input on performance of Pwint Thit Sa companies

MCRB is repeating its Pwint Thit Sa/ "Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME)" survey in 2016 (2016 Pwint Thit Sa – Forthcoming).

Investment and Respect for Indigenous People's Rights in Myanmar

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.

United Nations 2016 Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Doha

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.

Revenge Porn on the Rise

Revenge Porn on the Rise

Privacy violations involving revenge pornography are on the rise in Myanmar but seeking legal remedy can be a daunting experience for victims.

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