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GRI Tax Standard Launch Event

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

GRI Tax Standard Launch Event

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Join us in London to celebrate the launch of the GRI Tax Standard (GRI 207: Tax 2019).

The GRI Tax Standard was developed in response to growing calls for increased tax transparency. Stakeholders of all sorts – investors, government, civil society, media and others – are seeking more and better information on tax. GRI 207 seeks to improve the tax reporting and transparency of companies, supporting a more informed public debate on corporate taxation and contributes to policy and investment decisions. Using the GRI Tax Standard will ensure responsible businesses respond to the needs of stakeholders, demonstrate their commitment to the communities where they operate and highlight their contribution to global sustainable development.

The GRI Tax Standard is the first global sustainability standard for public country-by-country reporting on tax. It represents best practice for public reporting on tax and is freely provided as a common good to all stakeholders.

GRI 207 is available on the GRI Standards website here


Program

3:00pm  Welcome coffee & tea, registration and networking

3:30pm  Opening and welcome by Mr. Waqas Samad,
               Group Director of Information Services Division, CEO FTSE Russell, LSEG

3:40pm  Introduction to GRI 207: Tax 2019 by Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, GRI

3:50pm  Keynote speech: Increasing Corporate Tax Transparency by Elise J. Bean, 
               Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel,  
               U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations 

4:10pm  Panel Discussion: Reflections on the value of tax transparency to your organization
               Moderator: Judy Kuszewski – Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB)
               Panelists include: 
               - Andy Cale, Head of Financial Reporting Tax, Vodafone Group Plc, UK
               - Alex Cobham, Chief Executive, Tax Justice Network, UK
               - Wilhelm Mohn, Head of Sustainability, Norges Bank Investment Management,
                Norway
               - Severine Picard, Trade Union Advisory Committee, OECD

              Q&A with the audience

4:55pm  Closing by Judy Kuszewski – Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB)

5:00pm  Networking drinks

6:00pm  End

You can find short biographies of the speakers here.


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London Stock Exchange Group
10 Paternoster Square
EC4M 7LS London
United Kingdom

Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)


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GRI

GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest.

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