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Investors Need to Identify their Impacts on Myanmar’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Early On, to Avoid Cost and Conflict Later

MCRB has published a set of briefing papers intended to help business, civil society and government understand how some types of investment in Myanmar can negatively impact biodiversity and thereby affect human rights...

MCRB to partner with the 2020 Doing Good Index

MCRB has signed an MoU with the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) in which MCRB will be the research partner for Myanmar for the second edition of the Doing Good Index 2020 (DGI2020) to be published in January 2020.

Making the Links between Business, Human Rights and the Environment for Asia’s Legal Professionals

Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, attended the 31st LAWASIA conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 3-5 November, attended by over 450 lawyers, mostly from commercial practice, from throughout the Asia region.

MCRB Presents on Child Labour Issues at the Launch of Report on the Myanmar Fishing Sector

Japanese NGO Human Rights Now launched a report on Child Labour in the Myanmar Fishing Sector on 17 October in Yangon and held a discussion with around 20 participants from Myanmar and international non-governmental organisations.

Building Understanding of EIA and Responsible Business for Civil Society Groups in Southern and Eastern Shan State

MCRB in partnership with Metta Development Foundation and Environmental Conservation and Farmer Development Organization (Shan), held a workshop on EIA in Taunggyi on 3-4 October for around 40 partiicpants from civil society organisations (CSOs) and commu

The EU Should Calibrate Trade Policy on Myanmar Based on an Overall Analysis of Human Rights Impact

John Morrison, Chief Executive of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), one of MCRB’s co-founder organisations, together with Ron Popper, one of MCRB (UK) Ltd’s Directors, visited Myanmar from 1-5 October...

Myanmar Parliament Passes Tourism Law

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has conducted a Sector Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) highlighting the issues and the challenges of the Tourism Industry.

The Private Sector in Myanmar is Best-Placed to be the Force for Reform

Vicky Bowman gave a keynote presentation at the Professional Development Conference 2018 in Yangon on the topic of ‘What, and Why, should Human Resources Managers in Myanmar know about Corporate Governance and Responsible Business?’ .

Workplace Dialogue is Essential to Prevent Disputes

On 13 September 2018, MCRB and ILO hosted the second of its ‘responsible business seminars’, following on from the kick-off on responsible business due diligence on 5 July.

Myanmar Needs a People-Centred Cybersecurity Framework Including Data Protection to Benefit from the Digital Economy

MCRB contributed to a seminar organised by Telenor on ‘Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age’ on 27 August in Naypyidaw.

Workshop to Consult Government Departments on the Draft Handbook on Employment of Persons with Disabilities

On 17th August 2018, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) Japan, with the support of Department of Rehabilitation, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held a meeting to obtain feedback...

MCRB submits comments to Parliament on the draft Land Acquisition Act

MCRB has submitted a set of bilingual comments to the Parliamentary Committees currently considering a new law to replace the 1894 Land Acquisition Act.

Combatting Corruption in the Private Sector – Regional and Myanmar Developments

Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, attended a Regional Seminar on Effective Measures for the Private Sector to Prevent Bribery in Pattaya on 2-3 August 2018, organised by the UNODC with the assistance of the Thai National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).

MCRB Presents Responsible Business Basics at the Mon State Parliament

On 13 July, Aung Kyaw Soe and Hlaing Min Oo of MCRB presented at the “Project Planning and Project Management in Financial Workshop” held at the Mon State Hluttaw Hall in Mawlamyine...

Responsible Business Seminar Series kicks off with a discussion of ‘due diligence’

On 5 July, MCRB together with the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) and the OECD held the inaugural event for a new series of Responsible Business Seminars.

MCRB co-hosts seminar on Understanding SDGs/CSR/ESG for Japanese companies

On 26 June, JETRO Yangon (Japan External Trade Organization), Nippon Koei, and MCRB jointly hosted a half-day seminar in Yangon for Japanese companies operating in Myanmar to enhance understanding of responsible business conduct in the Myanmar context.

Invitation to complete MCRB Stakeholders Survey

To improve our efforts to encourage more responsible business practices in Myanmar, we would like our stakeholders to complete a short survey. It should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

Meeting Between MCRB, International Investors and Myanmar Investment Commission to Discuss Responsible Investment in Myanmar

On 22 June 2018, MCRB and various companies met with the Myanmar Investment Commission to discuss responsible business practices in Myanmar including human rights.

River Sand Extraction in Myanmar

Bethia Kadoe was attached for a month in 2017 as an intern with MCRB, and worked in collaboration with WWF to study river sand mining in the Ayeyarwady/Yangon area. This is her paper from her research.

Working with Community Groups in Shan State on Responsible Business and EIA

Hnin Wut Yee and Aung Kyaw Soe were speakers at a workshop in Taunggyi for civil society organizations on “Responsible Business and the Role of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)” on 7/8 June...

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