Past event

Responsible Investment and the Role of Business in Burma

Chatham House, London


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD); Member of Parliament of Kawhmu constituency in Burma
Dr Vincent Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK


The lifting of European sanctions on Burma has created excitement about opportunities for investment, but Burma remains a complex environment for business, with an arbitrary legal system, corruption and widespread inequality. This roundtable will consider the parameters of socially-responsible investment in Burma, discussing issues such as the role that business can play to encourage continued democratic transition and how investment can encourage socially inclusive development and empower all Burmese people.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only.

This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Further Resources

Images of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at Chatham House

Burma Reform: Signs of Hope
Expert Comment
Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, June 2012