Burma: Coalition of responsible businesses could play important role in democratic transition, says expert
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Author: David Grayson (Cranfield School of Management) for Guardian [UK]
[T]he...Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)...has embarked on a multi-year project to help ensure that existing and new investments in Burma are consistent with international human rights standards and best practices...A...briefing paper, Responsible Investment in Burma: The Human Rights dimension...should help investors to ensure that at every step, they are monitoring their progress against international human rights frameworks...[A] coalition of responsible businesses operating in Burma could play an important role in supporting the democratic transition, building the enabling environment for a functioning market economy, and advancing sustainable development.
Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business
This paper offers an analysis of the current political and economic situation in Myanmar, identifies a number of risks companies currently operating and considering investment in the country face, and raises questions that businesses should address so that investments are consistent with the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as affirmed in the UN Guiding Principles. [refers to Total, Premier
Oil, Texaco, Unocal, Chevron]