The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business is an initiative to encourage responsible business activities throughout Myanmar. The Centre is a joint initiative of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR).
Based in Yangon, it aims to provide a trusted, impartial forum for dialogue, seminars, and briefings to relevant parties as well as access to international expertise and tools. Vicky Bowman is the first Director of the Centre. She draws on nine years of living in Yangon, is fluent in Burmese and has many years' experience of working on responsible business issues, within the private sector and government.
The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were unanimously endorsed in June 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council, are key to the Centre’s mission and activities.
IHRB is a global centre of excellence and expertise on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards.
An article by MCRB’s Donna Guest on the first years of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and the lessons it might offer for initiatives on business and human rights in other countries has been published in Vol 1... More
MCRB convened a meeting between government, offshore oil and gas companies and others on July 11 in Naypyidaw to discuss lessons learned from the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) / Environmental Impact Assessme... More