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Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises: the best get better, but what about the others?

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business has launched its second Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME)/Pwint Thit Sa report. The 2015 report shows that the top companies which performed best in 2014 continue to be the most transparent in 2015.

Tourism in Ethnic Minority Areas in Myanmar

Ethnic minorities live mostly in the seven States along the border of the country. These areas have a high potential for tourism, due to their natural landscape with mountains, long coastline and islands, rich cultural heritage and their proximity to Thai

New reports under the State Department’s Burma reporting requirements underline the importance of thorough due diligence

Commentary by Vicky Bowman, Director of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

ICTs and Elections: Challenges for Freedom of Expression

On June 19th 2015, MCRB hosted a presentation on ICTs and Elections: Challenges for Freedom of Expression. The session addressed the benefits that ICTs can bring to elections, such as stimulating debate, the exchange of ideas and increased participation.

MCRB Holds Workshop for Business on Operational Grievance Mechanisms

MCRB held a “Workshop on Developing an Effective Grievance Mechanism for Your Company” in Yangon on 3 June 2015 to follow up on the Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME)/Pwint Thit Sa report.



MCRB and Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO) have written to H.E. U Thaung Tin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

When is mobile data not your own?

By Catherine Trautwein, Myanmar Times.

The Economist Myanmar Summit 2015

Vicky Bowman appeared on a panel on ‘The Human Capital Conundrum’ at the Economist’s Myanmar Summit 2015 on 15 May.

Protecting Myanmar’s Coastal Tourism Potential - Ngapali & Beach Sand Mining

MCRB has submitted some ideas and suggestions to H.E. Vice-President U Nyan Tun, Chair of Myanmar’s Tourism Development Central Committee on how to address the threat that sand mining represents to Myanmar’s coastal beach tourism, particularly at Ngapali.

SWIA Questionnaires

SWIA Questionnaires

MCRB has published three questionnaires in English and Burmese which were developed for use by the researchers conducting its sector-wide impact assessments, to assist them in identifying human rights impacts of business.

Responsible Business Conduct in Cyberspace

IHRB Commentary by Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct and Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

MCRB Presented the Tourism SWIA summary and recommendations at the Fourth Tourism Sector Working Group Meeting

Thi Thi Thein presented the summary and recommendations of the Sector-Wide Impact Assessment on Tourism at the Fourth Tourism Sector Working Group Meeting held on 6 April at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Yangon.

MCRB participated at the RightsCon South East Asia Conference in Manila

MCRB participated in the RightsCon South East Asia Conference held in Manila on 24th and 25th March, 2015.

Presentation at the Britain-Burma Society

Vicky Bowman gave a talk on the work of MCRB to the Britain-Burma Society in London on 31 March, and the landscape for responsible business in Myanmar.

Comments on the latest draft of the Myanmar Investment Law

MCRB has submitted comments on the latest draft of the Myanmar Investment Law. MCRB’s comments are focused on ensuring that a new Investment Law will underpins responsible investment, transparency and the protection of human rights.

Universal Periodic Review Session 23: Myanmar

This submission addresses the extent to which the Government of Myanmar is complying with its duty to protect against human rights abuses caused by or involving private sector actors.

What Have We Achieved So Far? Reflections on 2nd anniversary of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

Commentary by John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business.

MCRB Wants Public Input into its Business Transparency Report

MCRB today launched the research phase for the 2015 Pwint Thit Sa report, also known as Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME) and invited companies and civil society organisations to get involved in promoting business transparency.

Amnesty International slams abusive, poorly regulated Myanmar mining industry

Amnesty International is calling for investigations by Canada and China into potential human rights abuses and illegal activity relating to the Monywa copper mining operation in Myanmar.

MCRB Submits Feedback on the draft Myanmar Companies Law

MCRB has submitted feedback on the draft law which has been available for consultation online. Our feedback welcomed the transparent consultation process and in particular the provision of a public briefing paper, explanatory notes, and the commentary...

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