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Responsible Tax is everyone’s business

With social purpose at the forefront of most businesses today, organizations need to respond to the call for tax transparency in a way that aligns to their corporate values. This is imperative to enhancing and retaining public trust.

David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services

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Tax and ESG – The view of investors

The ESG agenda is top of mind for many companies and investors and tax reporting is one area that can serve to bring ESG practice to life. However, there is a feeling that existing standards might either be too simplistic or overly challenging for some companies or not appropriate at their stage in a transparency journey. Therefore, the B Team, KMPG International and Jericho have started to focus on how to arrive at tax metrics to support ESG goals that could gain wider buy-in.

16 Jun 2022
6 min
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KPMG responds to European Commission public consultation on “Unshell” Directive proposal

Euro Tax Flash from KPMG's EU Tax Centre - 6 April 2022

27 Apr 2022
1 min
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Ireland in a changing world

Speech by David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG International.

07 Apr 2022
5 min
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The influence of gender on tax policy

An interview with Grant Wardell Johnson, Global Tax Policy Leader and Chair of the Global Tax Policy Leadership Group, KPMG International.

07 Apr 2022
1 min
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The evolution of the Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) project paves the way for a new era in Responsible Tax

A responsible tax lens on the OECD's BEPS project

23 Feb 2022
2 min
Tax and ESG – The View of ESG experts

Tax and ESG – The View of ESG experts

At the moment there is a dilemma that, on the one hand, some companies consider existing standards for country-by-country type disclosures (e.g., GRI 207) are too challenging, while on the other hand, disclosures required by accounting standards are too high level to give much meaningful information on a company’s tax profile. The B Team, KPMG International and Jericho Chambers have therefore started to focus attention on how to arrive at an approach, or possibly certain tax metrics, to support ESG goals which could gain wider buy-in and encourage a critical mass of companies to become more tax transparent.

08 Feb 2022
6 min
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Podcast: Responsible Tax and Tax Transformation

In a recent podcast, John Connors, Group Tax Director, Vodafone, sat down with David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG International, on how he is leading the transformation of his tax function for shifting demands and new opportunities.

01 Feb 2022
1 min
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Understanding tax transparency

To help organizations and other key stakeholders explore and understand the tax transparency landscape, KPMG’s Responsible Tax Project hosted a webinar on the 24 June 2021 titled, 'Understanding tax transparency'.

26 Nov 2021
12 min
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Tax and facilitating investment into carbon abatement projects: Discussion paper in the light of COP26

We are pleased to release a new discussion paper as a part of our lead-up to the global conversation around carbon reduction in the lead-up to COP26, which explores the role of tax in facilitating investment into carbon abatement projects around the world.

26 Oct 2021
1 min
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Tax can save the world

Co-written by Chris Morgan & Matthew Gwyther

18 Oct 2021
8 min
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Global Minimum Tax: An easy fix?

By Melissa Geiger, KPMG in the UK Partner and Global Lead: Strategic Corporates Tax and Legal, KPMG International, and Sharon Baynham Director of Tax Policy, KPMG in the UK – This article explores some of the impacts of a global minimum tax regime, particularly in the light of recent US announcements and considers some of the consequences a global minimum tax may have on future government policy.

09 Sep 2021
14 min
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Global Responsible Tax: Summer Newsletter

When KMPG International, in collaboration with Jericho Chambers, kicked off the Global Responsible Tax Project over six years ago, it was a challenge to gain traction. Now, global tax is on everyone’s agenda – from COP26 to the OECD, the EU, the G7 and G20.

09 Sep 2021
1 min
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Tax, Transparency & ESG Reporting

What gets measured, gets managed.

19 Aug 2021
5 min
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Is corporation tax good or bad for growth?

  • Business requires a stable society to which it should contribute.
  • Business pays taxes on production, people, property and environmental impact, as well as income.
  • A tax system needs to be crafted to incentivize investment and growth, through dialogue with all stakeholders...
19 Jul 2021
4 min
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Towards an Effective Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

As the world seeks to address climate change, there are various approaches which can be used.

19 Jul 2021
17 min
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Travelling towards greater tax transparency

From a low base, an acceptance that the direction of travel is greater tax transparency

18 Jul 2021
3 min
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The impact of carbon pricing and potential effects of a CBAM

Participants thought that if some countries or regions significantly increase CO2 reduction ambitions but others do not, there is likely to be a significant risk of carbon leakage. While a global approach to creating a minimum carbon price would be best approach, it could be very difficult to achieve.

22 Apr 2021
14 min
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Contributors

We are grateful to all of our contributors, including:

Raluca Enache, Director, KPMG's EU Tax Centre

Raluca Enache

Director at KPMG's EU Tax Centre

David Linke, Global Head of Tax and Legal Services, KPMG International

David Linke

Global Head of Tax and Legal Services at KPMG International

Sharon Baynham, Director, Tax Policy, KPMG in the UK

Sharon Baynham

Director, Tax Policy at KPMG in the UK

Melissa Geiger, Global Leader, Strategic Corporates, Tax & Legal, KPMG International, and Partner and UK Board Member, KPMG in the UK, KPMG International

Melissa Geiger

Global Leader, Strategic Corporates, Tax & Legal, KPMG International, and Partner and UK Board Member, KPMG in the UK at KPMG International

Chris Morgan, Head of Global Tax Policy, KPMG LLP

Chris Morgan

Head of Global Tax Policy at KPMG LLP

Neal Lawson, Author, Jericho Chambers

Neal Lawson

Author at Jericho Chambers

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