The London Conference

On the 26th of October 2015 IBIS, and our partner organisation Christian Aid, brought the debate about tax and corporate responsibility to the international scene in London. The conference put focus on the various tax- and CSR proposals being initiated in the UK, as well as other developments in order to assess what will be the next items on the tax and CSR agenda. 

We have seen that FTSE4Good included tax transparency as one of the key governance indicators, and an increasing number of companies are publishing their tax principles, led by the example of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and their principle based approach to tax.  

The event brought in the viewpoints and findings of The Tax Dialogue so far, and ensured space for both international actors' views and perspectives from developing countries on this new “frontier” in corporate responsibility. The discussion circled around the question of corporate responsible tax practices are merely about  transparency towards tax administrations, or do we need a more fundamental rethink of stakeholders as well as our understanding of the development and human rights impacts of corporate tax policies? Different viewpoints on this and much more was brought together on this occasion.

The conference brought together a distinguished panel of speakers, and raced the opportunity and space for discussions and dialogue among stakeholders on key issues.

Read the programme:

Programme for the London conference

Read the background paper:

Background paper for the London conference