Weekend reading: Myanmar, closing the loop & the story of solutions

It’s been a while since the previous weekend reading, but these are some of the online articles that stuck with me this week. Enjoy reading!

Responsible business in Myanmar
Following the session on opportunities for responsible business in Myanmar at the CSR Asia Summit I am slowly reading up a bit more on developments in Myanmar: what is happening locally? But also, what are Dutch organizations doing to support doing business in Myanmar, and is there an awareness for the need of responsible business practices? Over the next few weeks I’m meeting with a few people to talk about this more.
This week I came across two articles which highlight the challenges in doing business responsibly in this part of the world. The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) posted a commentary on developments locally, focusing on the impact business can have and how to work with local communities. And, Global Post asks whether the textile industry in Myanmar will be ‘the next Bangladesh’ and what will be needed to prevent this.

Closing the loop
This week in the Netherlands, the conference Closing the Loop took place: what can business do to become part of the circular economy? GreenBiz just posted an interesting article on a best practice in Canada: quick service restaurant chain Tim Hortons is closing the loop on coffee cups.

The Story of Solutions
But also this week: the Story of Stuff project launched their new video The Story of Solutions. And as always, it has a powerful message and challenges us to reconsider the goal of our current economic system. What can we do to change the goal of MORE to a goal of BETTER?

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