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.
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
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 Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has conducted a Sector Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) highlighting the issues and the challenges of the Tourism Industry.
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?’ .
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.
MCRB contributed to a seminar organised by Telenor on ‘Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age’ on 27 August in Naypyidaw.
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 has submitted a set of bilingual comments to the Parliamentary Committees currently considering a new law to replace the 1894 Land Acquisition Act.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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.
On 22 June 2018, MCRB and various companies met with the Myanmar Investment Commission to discuss responsible business practices in Myanmar including human rights.
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.
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...
A local company plans to extract 5 million cubic metres of sand over five years in sensitive coastal areas in Tanintharyi Region without legally-required environmental assessments.
Over 200 participants from government, private sector, local community-based tourism (CBT) organisations, development partners and independent experts attended the 3rd National Conference on Communities and Tourism in Kalaw from 6-8 June.
The inaugural Steering Committee meeting of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) Myanmar In-Country Working Group was held at MCRB on 18 May 2018, co-chaired by the UK Embassy and TOTAL.