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Myanmar-Burmese Centers

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Myanmar/Burmese Centers

 

Known Centers based in Myanmar/Burma

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The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

 

Year Established: 2013

 

Short Historical Background

 
The  Myanmar  Centre  for  Responsible  Business  (MCRB)  is  a  Myanmar-based  initiative that was  established  in  2013 to encourage responsible business activities throughout Myanmar. It is a joint initiative of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR).

Objectives

 
MCRB aims to provide a trusted and impartial platform for  the  creation  of  knowledge,  building  of  capacity,  undertaking  of  advocacy  and  promotion  of  dialogue  amongst businesses, civil society, governments, experts and other stakeholders with the objective of encouraging responsible business conduct throughout Myanmar. It organizes dialogues, seminars, and briefings to relevant parties as well as access to international expertise and tools.


MCRB’s Theory of Change is intended to lead to Impacts relating to the Protect, Respect, Remedy framework of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were unanimously endorsed in June 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council.

Programs and Activities

 
MCRB facilitates dialogue and processes aimed at building national and local capacity and partnerships on business and human rights related issues.  


It also undertakes research and publishes sector-wide impact assessments on the oil and gas, tourism, information and communications technologies (ICT) and mining sectors. A SWIA on oil palm is underway.


It  has  researched  the  policy  and  legal  framework  and  practice  concerning significant issues for human rights due diligence in  Myanmar. These include land, children’s rights, Indigenous Peoples, discrimination – particularly on grounds of disability - and biodiversity. Briefing Papers, targeted at businesses investing in Myanmar, have been published to assist them in human rights due diligence  in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), and Myanmar requirements for assessing and managing environmental and social impacts. All information is shared freely and publicly, including on our website; MCRB does not undertake consultancy services, whether for companies or others. Based on research findings and associated recommendations, MCRB undertakes advocacy towards government, parliament, business and other stakeholders. Alone, and in partnership with others, MCRB regularly hosts peer-to-peer and multistakeholder discussions with government, business and civil society groups.

Publications

 

MRCB issues several publications both in print and online:
     •  eNewsletter issued approximately monthly with information on recent and forthcoming activities
     •  Briefing Papers on:
          o Biodiversity, Human Rights and Business
          o Civil Society Organisations and the Extractives Industries in Myanmar
          o Land, Business and Human Rights in Myanmar
          o Children‘s Rights and Business
          o Discrimination by Business and in the Workplace in Myanmar
          o Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Business
     • Handbook for Employers on Employing Persons with Disabilities in Myanmar
     • Business Integrity Handbook for Myanmar Companies (May 2020)
     • Sector-Wide Impact Assessments of Oil and Gas (2014), Tourism (2015), ICT (2015) and Mining (2018)
     • Burmese Translation of
          o IPIECA Good Practice Survey on Operational Level Grievance Mechanisms
          o International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
          o International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  

Address

 
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business
No.6 (A), Shin Saw Pu Road
Kayin Chan Ward, Ahlone Township
11121 Yangon, Myanmar
ph/fax: +95 1 512613
e-mail: info[a]myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org
www.myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org
www.mcrb.org.mm

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