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  • Digital Tax Goldrush Creates Big Compliance Challenges for Multinational Tech Companies

    October 30, 2019

    Writing in forbes.com, Brian Peccarelli, co-CEO of Thompson Reuters, explains the compliance challenges digital tax proposals are posing for multinational tech companies.

  • OECD Global Tax Proposal Takes Aim at Tech Giants

    October 16, 2019

    The OECD has proposed a global shake-up of corporate taxation, overturning a century of rules that had allowed digital groups such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google to shift profits around the world to minimize their tax bills. 

  • UN Global Compact Launches CFO Network to Advance SDGs

    October 02, 2019

    The United Nations Global Compact has launched the first network for Chief Financial Officers focused on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through corporate strategy and investments.

  • OECD Launches Tool to Analyze Support for SDGs

    September 26, 2019

    To provide more information about the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"), the OCED has launched the SDG Financing Lab, an interactive website that quantifies the contribution of different donors to the SDGs and helps increase transparency and improve the impact of aid.

  • OECD Report Criticizes Inadequate Taxation Levels on Polluting Energy Sources

    September 25, 2019

    Seeking to justify taxes on pollution-emitting energy sources, a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ("OECD") concludes that taxes on polluting fuels are too low to encourage a shift to low-carbon alternatives.

  • Mars, Incorporated Sweetens OECD-led G7 Business for Inclusive Growth Coalition

    August 28, 2019

    Mars, Incorporated has joined the G-7 Business for Inclusive Growth (“G7 B4IG”) an OECD-coordinated business coalition seeking to tackle inequality by building on synergies among companies, governments and philanthropic organizations.

  • Experts Urge Adoption of Global Tax Framework

    August 26, 2019

    To complement the work of tax policy experts seeking agreement to a minimum level of corporation tax to be overseen by the OECD, other experts have created a framework for identifying and evaluating the inequalities generated by hyper-competitive national tax policies.

  • OECD Considers Tax Apportionment Reform

    August 20, 2019

    The Tax Justice Institute is expressing progressive support for a shift to a global unitary corporate tax system, with apportionment of taxes being based on the location of a company’s employment and sales.

  • Australia Appoints Examiner of Overseas Corporate Rights Abuses

    August 07, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Law Centre is applauding the move by the Australian government to appoint an “independent examiner” to monitor alleged overseas human rights abuses committed by Australian companies as part of the country’s reform of its OECD National Contact Point.

  • Companies Embrace Initiative on Setting Emissions Targets

    July 26, 2019

    28 companies have announced their adherence to the demands of the UN Global Compact’s Science Based Targets initiative, under which businesses set goals to limit their greenhouse gas emissions to help fulfill the UN’s Paris climate accord.

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