Articles tagged with SDGs

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Platform for Collaboration on Tax Conference on Taxation and SDGs

Last week, from 14 to 16 February I had the pleasure to attend the first conference organised by the Platform for Collaboration on Tax 1. The conference focused on the role of raising tax in order to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was attended by 450 delegates including finance ministers and officials, tax commissioners and members of revenue...

21 Feb 2018
5 min
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The impact of tax on delivering the sustainable development goals

The purpose of this paper is to highlight, at a high level, how tax policy may support the SDGs – either through general tax raising or supporting specific SDGs. It is not intended to be exhaustive, an in depth analysis, or to provide some kind of blue print for a perfect tax system but simply to raise points for...

28 Sep 2017
20 min
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Tax and Sustainable Development Goals

The UN ECOSOC Meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters convened in New York on 7th April 2017. Discussions covered evolutions in tax policy with the goal of stabilising sustainable growth in developing countries. A key theme which emerged was the delicate balance between revenue raising and encouraging investment. Main issues covered included:The behaviour of MNEs and how they interact...

17 Apr 2017
9 min
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Responsible corporate tax governance and action

8 men own the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population. Extreme inequality is out of control and without tackling it we will not end poverty. We need to move to a human economy that is built on cooperation and more redistributive policies, especially fairer tax systems. Because taxation is without a doubt the most sustainable form...

28 Feb 2017
3 min