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MCRB Partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, Publish Reports on Creating Shared Value and Social Enterprise

MCRB’S Hong Kong-based partner, the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), has published a report on social enterprises called ’Business For Good: Maximising the value of social enterprises in Asia’.

Companies Need To Do Advocacy On Draft Regulations To Ensure They Can Be Complied With

On 29 November, Vicky Bowman gave a presentation in the conference programme accompanying the Electricity and Energy Expo 2019 in Yangon.

More and More Businesses in Myanmar are Hiring Persons with Disabilities

In advance of the International Day of People with Disabilities, Vicky Bowman, Director of MCRB, congratulated the increasing number of businesses in Myanmar who are employing people with disabilities because they recognise it makes good business sense.

Members of the Myanmar VPSHR Steering Committee meet the Deputy Home Minister

On 22 Nov 2019, members of the Myanmar In-Country Steering Committee on the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) made an introductory call on the Myanmar Deputy Minister of Home Affairs.

Rakhine State and Kyaukphyu Communities Want Companies and Government to Coordinate and Consult With Them on Community Development Programmes

MCRB held a Dialogue on offshore gas in Myanmar at Hotel Kyaukphyu to discuss how to build company-community ‘Partnerships for Development’ and how best to ensure that the eople of Rakhine State will benefit from offshore gas development in Myanmar.

Governance of Corporate Philanthropy

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) hosted a responsible business seminar on Thursday October 24 to share experience on governance of corporate philanthropy.

Ethical Marketing for the 21st Century in Myanmar

Vicky Bowman spoke on 25 October at a seminar on ‘Ethical marketing for the 21st Century organised by the Advertising Agencies Association of Myanmar - AAAM, at the Union of Myanmar Chambers of Commerce and industry in Yangon.

MCRB submits comments on draft Petroleum Bill

At the invitation of the Joint Bill Committee which is currently considering the draft Petroleum Bill, MCRB has submitted comments to Parliament which draw on the findings of the 2014 Oil and Gas Sector Wide Impact Assessment.

Tackling teamoney: Inputs sought for updated anti-corruption toolkit

MCRB will publish an updated toolkit for companies in Myanmar on resisting corruption and working with integrity later this year, together with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

MCRB comments on the draft registration procedure for ‘3rd party’ EIA consultants

MCRB has supplied written comments to the ongoing consultation on the draft procedure for EIA consultant registration.

Imagine Spending a Day Without Data!

MCRB, together with its partners from the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum, have launched the countdown to “Myanmar Internet Blackout Day 101”.

Workshop for Kyaukphyu communities on EIA and public participation

MCRB, in partnership with Scholar Institute held a training on Responsible Business and the role of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in Kyaukphyu on 29 August.

DICA and MCRB Launch Guide to “Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace”

Yangon, Myanmar – The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) today launched a guide to “Respecting Myanmar Culture in the Workplace”.

Business Involvement is Essential if Myanmar is to Achieve LGBT+ Equality

About 60 participants from around 20 Myanmar and international businesses, as well as LGBT+ rights groups, trade union rights, international organisations, experts and lawyers discussed attended a workshop on 28/29 August at the Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon.

Government Should Give Early ‘Joined-Up’ Advice to Investors to Avoid Negative Impacts on Biodiversity

On 27 August, MCRB in cooperation with the Environmental Conservation Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) held a one day workshop for ministry staff involved in investment in a variety of sectors...

Reducing Single-Use Plastic in Myanmar

MCRB joined Flora&Fauna International (FFI), Thant Myanmar and UNDP, with support from the German Embassy to organise a one-day workshop on 9 July at Hilton Hotel, Naypyidaw, to discuss how to reduce plastic pollution in Myanmar.

Planning for a Brighter Future in Mrauk U: Cultural Heritage and Tourism Management

On 10/11 July, MCRB and UNESCO Myanmar office facilitated a multistakeholder discussion on sustainable management of tourism in Mrauk U at Sedona Hotel Yangon.

SMEs in Mon and Kayin State Want Less Red Tape, Fewer Committees, and Clear Procedures and Fees

On 2 and 3 July, MCRB, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) as part of the FairBiz programme supported by the UK FCO Prosperity Fund, organised day long training and consultation workshops for local businesses.

Lift the Restrictions on Internet Access

MCRB has issued a bilingual statement on the current internet shutdown in nine townships in Rakhine and Chin State, together with Freedom of Expression Myanmar (FEM), Myanmar ICT Development Organisation (MIDO) and Phandeeyar...

4th National Conference on Communities and Tourism 2019

Community-centred planning, multi-stakeholder coordination and transparency needed to ensure responsible tourism development in regions

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