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12 January 2020

Myanmar: Western Union cut ties with military-owned Myawaddy Bank over alleged genocide & war crimes

Author: Nay Myo Htun,Ye Kaung Myint Maung, & Roseanne Gerin, Radio Free Asia

"Myanmar Military Shrugs Off Western Union Decision to Cut Ties With Army-owned Bank", 9 January 2020...

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10 November 2019

Myanmar: CSOs urge Western Union to end its business relationship with a military-owned bank; company responds

An open letter report by 33 civil society organizations alleging that by having a business relationship with a military-owned bank in Myanmar, Western Union is supporting the military’s financial capacity. In turn, the open letter alleges that Western...

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10 November 2019

Myanmar: Western Union reportedly backs Myanmar’s military through its business relationship with military-owned bank

Author: 33 Civil Society Organizations

"Open letter to Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek", 29 Oct 2019...

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Company response
10 November 2019

Western Union's response

Author: Western Union

…Western Union condemns human rights abuses, including human trafficking, human smuggling and any form of modern slavery....

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20 August 2019

Nearly 200 CEOs say their companies are committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders

On August 19, 2019, the Business Roundtable (BRT), a lobbying group composed of leading CEOs in the US, released an updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. This statement expresses a fundamental commitment to all stakeholders, including...

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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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19 July 2016

USA: President challenges companies to address global refugee crisis

Author: The White House

"FACT SHEET: White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis," 30 Jun 2016...

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Survey response
3 February 2015

Response by Western Union: Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project

[The unofficial Myanmar language translation of this response is available here]...

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26 August 2014

Somaliland: Withdrawal of international money transfer services will negatively impact the poor, says columnist

Author: Michela Wrong, in Foreign Policy

"Franchise Opportunity: Western Union in Somaliland?" 25 August 2014...

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