Ex'tax at Future of Reporting Event
September 6, Ex'tax will be presented at The Future of Sustainability Reporting in Berlin.
There are major developments in the area of integrated reporting.
"Sustainability Reporting is experiencing an exciting year in 2013. In April, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has released the Draft Framework for Integrated Reporting with the objective to launch Version 1 of the Framework by end of the year. At the end of May the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has released G4. Furthermore, the developments around the sector-specific indicator family of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the development process of the principles and indicators of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) are relevant to the development of sustainability reporting."
This conference, organised by BSD Consulting and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung looks beyond these developments. How do sustainability reports and integrated reports relate to more fundamental themes of internalization of external costs into ‘true pricing’ as well as the change of taxation systems?
Femke Groothuis at the conference: "The tax system is a barrier for business to hire more people and save resources. Therefore a fundamental shift of taxation from labour to natural resource use should be the next step".