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Responsible business can help Burma's democratic transition

Author: David Grayson (Cranfield School of Management) for Guardian [UK], Published on: 15 January 2013

[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.

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