“Responsible investment” is fueling human rights abuses in Myanmar

Companies with ties to Myanmar’s military are benefitting from over $13 billion in ESG-labeled investments, according to financial records and other information compiled and published today by Inclusive Development International and ALTSEAN-Burma. In their report, “The Myanmar ESG Files: How ‘responsible investment’ is enabling a military dictatorship,” the human rights advocacy groups document how hundreds […]

Over 200 civil society groups call for suspension of IFI loans to Myanmar following military coup

Inclusive Development International joined over 200 civil society organizations from Myanmar and globally in urging international financial institutions like the World Bank, International Finance Corporation and Asian Development Bank to immediately freeze loans and other financial assistance to Myanmar in light of the recent military coup.   The statement calls on the international financial institutions […]

New Belgium Brewing employees: stand for human rights and vote no to Kirin

(December 10, 2019) – In November, New Belgium Brewing announced their sale to Kirin’s fully-owned subsidiary, Lion Little World Beverages, subject to an employee vote. Inclusive Development International (IDI) joined the Karen Organization of America and Karen Community of North Carolina in expressing deep concern that if the sale was approved, New Belgium would be joining a company that includes a subsidiary jointly owned by a Burmese military conglomerate.

Thai human rights body hears complaints against Tanintharyi coal mine

(Yangon) —Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission conducted an initial hearing of complaints against Ban Chaung coal mining project in Tanintharyi Region’s Dawei Township on Monday. In June, 135 locals from villages in the project’s vicinity filed a complaint with the commission, urging them to investigate the activities of Thai mining firms East Star Co, Thai […]