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The Ex'tax Presentation

Key publications of the Ex'tax Project can be found here:

* ACCA paper: Tax as a force for good: rebalancing our tax systems to support a global economy fit for the future (2018)

* Finland study:  Aligning Fiscal Policy with the Circular Roadmap in Finland (2018)

New era. New plan Europe (2016)

New era. New plan (2014)

Our Wavemaker Femke Groothuis is a compelling speaker and she engages with popular media on issues relating to the circular economy, inclusive growth, the role of taxes and business models. If these topics are relevant for your event, don't hesitate to contact us.

Femke is a passionate and experienced speaker, who also enjoys participating in (panel) discussions.

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June 24-26, lectures San Jose, Costa Rica

May 16, Geneve ESAFON Global Impact Investment Strategy conference, Geneva, Switzerland

April 16, ICMAB Continuing Professional Development Program Aligning tax policy – A Case study on Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

March 21, The Future of Corporate Reporting, Amsterdam

March 7, ACCA Pakistan, Islamabad webinar

February 27, ACCA & Deloitte event on Tax as a Force for Good, Brussels

February 22, Presentation at ABN AMRO Sector Banking team, Circl, Amsterdam

February 21, Ex'tax part of Columbia University Curriculum (second year)

January 28, 'Tax as a force for Good' webinar attended by 235 Canadian finance professionals, online

January 23, Panel in Davos Loop Alliance Pavillion, 'It's the Circle Economy, stupid! The new social contract and a  trillion Euro business opportunity.' Side-event to the World Economic Forum organized by Circle Economy.


December 6, D66 Scientific Bureau Mr. Hans Van Mierlo Stichting, expert session, The Hague

December 4, Launch of ACCA Professional insight report written by Femke Groothuis: Tax as a force for good: rebalancing our tax systems to support a global economy fit for the future

November 29, ACCA Accounting for the Future 2018, webinar attended by 2,100 people from 107 countries

November 28, 2018, Climate Accord Netherlands ('Industrietafel Klimaatakkoord'), The Hague

November 27, 2018, Launch of Finland case study, European Parliament, Brussels 

September 19, 2018, Responsible Tax Reimagined: The Idea Exchange (KPMG), London

August 21, 2018, Nationale Denktank Expertsessie, Driebergen 

July 2, 2018, Finnish National Circular Economy Steering Group visit to Amsterdam

June 26, 2018, ACCA Global Sustainability Forum [webinar]

June 14, 2018, Workshop Fiscal Reform for a Circular Economy in Finland, Helsinki 

June 7, 2018, ACCA Global Tax Forum [webinar]

May 24, 2018, Circular Fashion Policy Lab, Brussels

Interview Duurzaambedrijfsleven Magazine (accompanying the May 14 edition of Financiele Dagblad to 44,000 readers)

April 24, 2018, DeGroof Petercam, Brussels [video]

April 14, 2018, De Nationale Denktank, Amsterdam

March 21, 2018, Café Weltschmertz interview

March 9, 2018, Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

March 8, 2018, Dutch embassy, San José, Costa Rica

March 7, 2018, Ministry of Foreign Trade, San José, Costa Rica

Ex'tax in the Columbia University Circular Economy for Sustainability Professionals program

February 15, 2018, Ex'tax in Circular Economy curriculum at Columbia University 

Feb 14, 2018, Ex'tax in OECD Taxing Energy Use 2018 report

January 24, 2018, Panel discussion, World Economic Forum Solver Series, Davos


Ex'tax mentioned in The Portugese Council of Ministers Resolution Action plan for circular economy in Portugal: 2017-2020.

November 29, 2017, New Dutch Masters lecture, Netherlands Permanent Mission in Geneva

November 28, 2017, BCSD Portugal (Business Council for Sustainable Development) Circular Future congress, Porto

November 6-9, 2017, The Forum, The Web Summit, Lisbon

Interview ORDE Magazine (the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers)

October 27, 2017, OECD NAEC seminar, Paris

October 25, 2017, HR Tech World, Main Stage keynote presentation, Amsterdam

October 10, 2017, PGGM (the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands, €161.7 bln in assets under management), Zeist

#77 in Dutch Sustainable Top 100

September 21, 2017, COFRA Holding, Amsterdam

Contribution to the book Brainwash 2017, De mens als goudmijn voor groei.

Contribution to the book If I Ruled the World

June 21, International Tax Congress, London

June 14, 2017, IBFD Tax Knowledge Sharing session, Amsterdam

June 11, 2017, OneWorld Interview

June 6/7, 2017, OECD Forum, Paris

May 30, 2017, Accountancy Europe Tax Day, Brussels

May 3, 2017, Blog Circulate: Three Steps to Jumpstart the Circular Economy

April 18, 2017, NRC Live Sustainable Finance, Rotterdam

April 4, 2017, Blog KPMG Responsible Tax: Smart taxation – a key force in achieving UN Global Goals

February 1, 2017, Policy Dialogue with Commissioner Moscovici: Modernising tax policies in the EU single market, EPC, Brussels

January 18, 2017, Climate Leadership Council, Finland

January 5, 2017, Interview BNR Nieuwsradio

January 17-20, 2017, WEF World Economic Forum, Davos



December 30, 2016, Interview Newspaper Trouw (front page)

December 15, 2016, Publication: New era. New plan. Europe. A fiscal strategy for an inclusive, circular economy in cooperation with Deloitte, EY, KPMG Meijburg, PwC, Cambridge Econometrics, Trucost. Launching event in Brussels

December 8, 2016, DuurzaamBV Radio

November 15, 2016, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington

October 10, 2016, Listed in Dutch Sustainable Top 100

October 10, 2016, Listed in Opzij Top 100 of Most Influential Women in the Netherlands (Runner-up Charities category) 

May 10, 11, 2017, Contribution for Trade Mission booklet The road to a Circular Economy

January 27, Utrecht, TEDx Utrecht



November 23, Edinburgh, Round table discussion with Sir Richard Branson at World Natural Capital Forum

November 20, webinar & podcast Disruptive Innovation Festival

November 19, Blog Circulate: The Social Power of the Circular Economy

November 19, Radio 1

November 7, Oxford, Emerge 

October 13, Davos, World Resources Forum
October 10, Listed in Dutch Sustainable Top 100
October 8, Den Bosch, NBA-VRC, Samenwerking Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants en Vereniging van Registercontrollers, Dag van de Financial 2015
September 29, Oxford, UK, PwC Tax Policy Conference
September, Interview De Helling magazine (GroenLinks)
September, 2, homepage Volkskrant (Dutch newspaper)
August 20, Vevey, Switzerland Nestlé
May 4, Dutch newspaper Fd
April 21, Montreux, WBCSD, Montreux 2015 Liaison Delegate Meeting
April 2, Blog Stadsleven: De stad: een goudmijn aan mensen
March 25, Advising the Dutch House of Representatives, Finance Committee, Hoorzitting, Den Haag
March 23, Den Haag, masterclass Staff members Dutch House of Representatives
February 10, Amsterdam, ABN AMRO Innovation Center, Get Inspired
February 6, Noordwijkerhout, EY Tax & Law Days
January 20,  video Euroforum on the circular economy


December 23, Blog Huffington Post: Tax Shift Is Key to a Circular Economy and Jobs

November 27, The Hague, Ex'tax Summit. Publication: New era. New plan. Fiscal reforms for an inclusive, circular economy. Case study the Netherlands in cooperation with Deloitte, EY, KPMG Meijburg, PwC

November 27, BNR Nieuwsradio

November 5, Breukelen, Nyenrode Business University ABIS Marie Curie week

October 30, Antwerp, Afvalconferentie 2014

October 16, Amsterdam, Droog design

October 10, Listed in Dutch Sustainable Top 100

October 8, Blog Huffington Post: How Taxes Can Save the World

October 2, Brussels, KARIM SME conference

September 17, Amsterdam, De Correspondent boekpresentatie Rutger Bregman

September 2, The Hague, Haags Milieucentrum

August 29, EY Indirect Tax Get-together

June 27, Amsterdam, Accenture

June 26, Amsterdam, droog

May 9, EZ VARA Television

June 5, Brussels, European Commission Green Week

May 28, Amsterdam, Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition

April 9, Eindhoven, Start Foundation 

March 31, Utrecht, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland 

February 10, ORDE Magazine (the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers NOB)

De Correspondent article based on interview



December 16, WBCSD video What Action2020 Means for Business and Planet Earth

November 8, Amsterdam, Accenture Innovation Awards [video]

November 5, Istanbul, WBCSD Future Leaders Team project on the impact of a tax shift on businesses; results presented by group members (Veolia, ArcelorMittal) at WBCSD Annual Meeting Istanbul

October 10, Rotterdam, National Sustainability Day, event hosted by EY 

October 10, Listed in Dutch Sustainable Top 100

October 4, Amsterdam, TU Delft Boatweek, hosted by Delft University of Technology

October 3, Casa Luna, Dutch radio (2-hour interview)

October 3, Scherpenzeel, Closing the Loop 2013: Made in Europe, hosted by P+

September 29, Vroege Vogels, Dutch radio (part 1 at 1:50 min, part 2 at 5:25 min)

September 27, Terschelling, Springtij Festival

September 6, Berlin, The Future of Sustainability Reporting, hosted by BSD Consulting and Heinrich Böll Foundation

September, P+ Magazine

July 18, Forbes

June 26, Utrecht, D-café, hosted by D66

June 20, Amsterdam, De Groene Bocht, Pechakucha, hosted by De Groene Bocht

March 5, New York, Future Leaders Team, hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development



December 10, 2012: Utrecht, MVO Nederland

November 19, 2012: Breukelen, Nyenrode 'Discours', hosted by Prof. Dr. Annemieke Roobeek

October 10, 2012: Scherpenzeel, National Sustainability Day, hosted by Interface and MVO Nederland 

September 28, 2012: Terschelling, Springtij Festival, hosted by IMSA and Wouter van Dieren

March 26, 2012: Den Haag, Supper Club

March 20, 2012: Den Haag, Tax Matters!, hosted by EY



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