Loughlin Hickey

Founding Trustee of Blueprint for Better Business and Senior Adviser to Blueprint


Loughlin was formerly a tax specialist at KPMG where he served a broad client base and had a number of managerial roles. For the six years prior to his retirement in 2011 Loughlin was Global Head of Tax and member of the Global Executive Team.

Loughlin Hickey is one of the founding Trustees of Blueprint for Better Business and is also a Senior Adviser to Blueprint. Blueprint is a charity that exists to support and challenge business to be a force for good. It does this by encouraging companies to operate true to a purpose that serves society, respects the dignity of people and thereby generate a fair return for responsible investors

In his role as a Senior Adviser Loughlin has helped develop the tools that makes the underlying thinking and provenance of Blueprint accessible and practical. He helps businesses develop a path to use the Blueprint thinking to develop their own path to being a purpose led business. He also represents Blueprint in presenting a more human centric view of business to business school students and as experts in the field of purposeful business in research into responsible business. He was recently an advisory panel member on the Cabinet Office Mission Led Business Review and the Centre for Social Justice report on Making Business Work for All

Loughlin is also a Governor at Heythrop College, the specialist philosophy and theology college of the University of London.

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In 2017 low tax demands high social value

The trend for low tax rates to stimulate corporate behaviour is likely to be accelerated in 2017. A US administration that wants to use low tax rates to “re-patriot” cash and investment will add fuel to the fire of global tax competition that will put the laudable BEPS initiatives into the shade. That does not mean that they are conflicting...

20 Feb 2017
2 min

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