28 February 2019, 04:00pm – 04:30pm (Hong Kong Time)
There has been a growing call for corporate tax accountability and transparency by investors, civil society organizations and media. In response, new guidance on corporate tax behaviour has been developed by influential bodies such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment. Join Ewan Livingston, Head of Corporate Partnerships at ActionAid UK, to understand what responsible corporate tax behaviour entails and how to go beyond legal compliance to prepare for greater scrutiny of corporate tax practices.
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About ActionAid: ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Over many years ActionAid has advocated to governments and businesses to adopt more sustainable and responsible approaches to tax. A discussion paper, published in partnership with Christian Aid and Oxfam, examines why and how approaching tax responsibility beyond legal compliance benefits developing countries, and indeed the companies that operate in these countries. The paper now forms the foundation of ActionAid’s advocacy to the private sector on tax, and has been widely cited as a seminal text in efforts to bring together businesses and civil society to identify a better, fairer global tax system. Numerous businesses have engaged directly with its content, and the paper includes forewords by KPMG and Unilever.
Ewan Livingston is the Head of Corporate Partnerships at ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty. He has held a number of corporate advocacy and partnership roles across development and other sectors. He started his career in the UK Parliament, working for the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. He holds an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Development Studies from the University of London.