MCRB and Vermont Law School are undertaking a programme of In-Depth Training on Environmental Legal Advocacy for civil society leaders, to support them in understanding Myanmar’s environmental policy and law framework.
Vicky Bowman presented on opportunities in Myanmar to develop Respectful Workplaces at the Myanmar-EU Economic Forum in Naypyidaw on 5 June, to complement the newly launched EuroCham Myanmar Responsible Business Initiative.
On 15 May, a Regional Roundtable on Driving Responsible Recruitment in Asia, at Novotel Yangon was organised by MCRB. Around 110 participants attended on 15 May for a full day of discussion.
MCRB held a one-day workshop on 7 May intended to provide Myanmar and foreign businesses with practical advice on how to promote diverse, respectful and inclusive workplaces.
MCRB and Colors Rainbow are encouraging companies and other organisations in Myanmar to join the hundreds of companies worldwide who will stand up for equality for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
MCRB has launched the fifth Pwint Thit Sa/Transparency in Myanmar Enterprises (TiME) report, completed in partnership with Yever.
Vicky Bowman, Director of MCRB, was interviewed in the April-June issue of ‘Euromatters’ the quarterly publication of the EU Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar.
On 9/10 March, MCRB hosted a multi-stakeholder discussion on licensing and responsible business practices for gold mining in Sagaing Region. The purpose of the workshop was to support the action point 5.5.3 in the Government of Myanmar’s 2018 Myanmar...
The workshop was part of a joint action on responsible supply chains in six countries in Asia, including Myanmar, to promote responsible business conduct (RBC) with regard to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.
On 5 March, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)’s Yangon office hosted MCRB for a half day training workshop on biodiversity and investment to 70 DICA and Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) staff.
Around 30 participants, mostly from civil society organisations from Mandalay and Sagaing Regions, Karen, Kayah, and Eastern and Southern Shan States, discussed concerns about community-company relations and security issues related to mining.
MCRB and other business and civil society stakeholders with an interest in cybersecurity were invited to Naypyidaw on 25 January to participate in a consultation hosted by the Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC).
In view of increasing concern about the quality of air in Yangon, and throughout the Southeast Asian region, and the negative impacts on health, MCRB has installed a Purple Air monitor at its office.
The third Myanmar Digital Rights Forum concluded on 19 January in Yangon with a call for new policy and regulation that would safeguard digital rights in Myanmar, and a fully consultative process to achieve this.
The third Myanmar Digital Rights Forum began today in Yangon, bringing together 240 participants from across the world with an interest or expertise in freedom of expression, privacy and access to information.
MCRB has sent a letter to the Chair of the National Land Use Council expressing concerns that the rapid implementation of the amended VFV Lands Management Law will cause significant problems for investors seeking to operate responsibly in Myanmar.
MCRB worked with Vermont Law School (supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung), in cooperation with the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) of MONREC, and local civil society networks, to hold workshops in Mandalay, Monywa, Taunggyi and Loikaw.
On 5 December 2018, MCRB and the Union of Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry co-hosted the third of MCRB’s ‘responsible business seminars’, with a focus on combatting corruption.
Following on from the recommendations of the Scoping Report and the decision of the 18 May Myanmar Steering Committee of the VPSHR, two half-day awareness-raising workshops about the VPSHR and how they could be useful for Myanmar were held in Naypyidaw.
MCRB has submitted a set of comments to the Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Fishery Development Committee in response to their Enquiry into Agricultural Chemical Residues (see below in English and Myanmar languages).