Vicky Bowman has co-authored a blog with Inle Advisory Group on what CSR means in and for Myanmar. Foreign businesses are expected to be a major player in the development of the country. We offer the following recommendations to assist in thinking through
DVB TV interviewed Vicky Bowman, Director of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, in English, about the centre’s work, ways in which companies can adopt responsible business practices and how to tackle issues such as corruption and human rights.
As part of its commitment to building dialogue between business and civil society, MCRB worked with the British Council and Internews’ J-School in Yangon to deliver a training programme for a group of local journalists from 17-21 February 2014.
The December 2013 issue of the Journal of Human Rights and Democracy (Burmese language) included an interview with Vicky Bowman on responsible business, and an article by Hnin Wut Yee on grievance mechanisms.
On February 10th 2014, Vicky Bowman gave a presentation (English/Myanmar) on ‘The Private Sector’s Experience and Expectations of Environmental and Social Safeguards’ to an ADB-sponsored National Seminar on Myanmar’s Country Safeguards System, Naypyidaw
On February 9th 2014, Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director participated in a DVB TV debate on the new Myanmar economy.
On 5 February, MCRB partnered with the British Council and the Myanmar Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) to run a workshop for senior civil servants, parliamentarians and leaders from the business community to discuss promoting
Myanmar Business Coalition on Aid and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business have signed an MoU setting out their intention to work together to establish a network of business-led corporate social responsibility offices in major cities in Myanmar.
The Myanmar government is pushing laws related to investment, environment and labour standards through a “parliament that’s not well resourced,” Vicky Bowman, director of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business based in Yangon, told IPS.
On 29 December, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business hosted a workshop at the Myanmar People’s Forum on Business and Human Rights at Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon.
Hnin Wut Yee, Programme & Outreach Manager of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) talks about responsible business standards and practices (in Myanmar language only).
MCRB submitted comments to the Myanmar Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on 4 December 2013 on the Proposed Rules for the Telecommunications Sector in response to the public consultation.
Interest in Myanmar's economy has never been more intense, with the country’s opening to the West and a lifting of economic sanctions beckoning business scouts far and wide. And while that means jobs and development, it also brings concerns...
In line with its mission to encourage responsible business throughout Myanmar, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) will carry out a series of sector wide impact assessments (SWIA).
SWIA look at impacts of a business sector through several different levels of analysis in order to build a more complete picture of the potential impacts of the sector on Myanmar society and on its enjoyment of human rights.
The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) are delighted to announce the appointment of Vicky Bowman as Director of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.