Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)
Several Foreign Investors in Myanmar Score Highly in a New Global Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Irrawaddy Green Towers Receives the First ‘Mini Pwint Thit Sa’ Benchmark Score Consultation Workshop on Telecoms Universal Service Strategy Highlights Need for Telecom User Input

Several Foreign Investors in Myanmar Score Highly in a New Global Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

A new Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) published in London on 14 March by a consortium featuring one of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)’s two founding organisations, the Institute of Human Rights and Business, features several investors in Myanmar amongst its top-ranked companies.

Irrawaddy Green Towers Receives the First ‘Mini Pwint Thit Sa’ Benchmark Score

Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT) became the first company to volunteer to be benchmarked under MCRB’s ‘Mini Pwint Thit Sa’ initiative.

Consultation Workshop on Telecoms Universal Service Strategy Highlights Need for Telecom User Input

Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD), with the assistance of the international consulting firm, Intelecon, is developing a Universal Service Strategy (USS), framework for Universal Service Funding mechanism and pilot projects.

About MCRB

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.

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Founders

The Institute for Human Rights and Business

IHRB is a global centre of excellence and expertise on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

DIHR endeavours to strengthen the collection, development and communication of knowledge about human rights in Denmark and Europe, and internationally.

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