Join us for a webinar on March 23, 2015 at 12:00 CET.
When Burma opened up to investors, different sectors in the country became accessible for foreign companies from telecom to oil and gas, from agriculture to mining and financial services. But the ESG challenges that companies operating in Burma face are as widespread as the potential opportunities. In November 2014, GES visited the country together with a group of investors as a part of the GES Burma Engagement which was focused on ESG issues such as human rights, anti-corruption and transparency for several years.
Discussions with the telecom sector, oil and gas sector and developers of special economic zones have increased insight into these businesses and the engagement trip to Yangon, Burma’s business centre, improved knowledge of and dialogue with the companies involved.
This webinar focuses on specific ESG challenges that companies operating in Burma face and how a number of companies deal with these risks.
Vicky Bowman (Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, MCRB) is the first Director of the MCRB. She draws her experience on eight years of living in Yangon, is fluent in Burmese and has worked on responsible business issues within the private sector and government for years. She will give an introduction to ESG risks and opportunities for companies entering Burma and talk about MCRB’s work to encourage responsible business activities in the country.
Camilla Goldbeck-Löwe (Ericsson) is a Corporate Responsibility Expert at Ericsson and her work includes the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). She will share Ericsson’s experience of conducting a Human Rights Impact Assessment in accordance with the UNGPs in Burma.
Annie Bersagel (KLP Kapitalforvaltning) is a responsible investment advisor and joined the trip to Burma with GES in November 2014. She will give an investor perspective on the risks and opportunities that companies face as well and other insights from the trip.
Please sign up before March 18, 2015.
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