June 2, 2022: ‘The Taxshift’ launching event at Accountancy Europe Brussels
June 2, 2022: New EU study: ‘The Taxshift, An EU fiscal Strategy to support the Inclusive Circular Economy’
May 31, 2022: The Commission’s European Green Week wrapup video
May 31, 2022: The Commission’s European Green Week Zero Pollution panel
May 23, 2022: Presentation at North Sea Commission Annual Business meeting
April 22, 2022: Presentation at EY Tax & Law Days
April 12, 2022: Presentation at Nyenrode University program for Supervisory Board Members
April 8, 2022: EY Tax Directors panel
March 21, 2022: Tax Policy Lecture at Catholic University of Leuven
March 10, 2022: Panel at PwC Global Tax Policy Conference, How to re-legitimize international tax policy
February 7, 2022: Construction sector study launched at Dutch Circular Economy Week
February 2, 2022: George Cole, Resource Futures consultancy piece on Ex’tax on Circular – For Resource and Waste Professionals
January 1, 2022: Video presentation broadcast at Expo Global Goals Days Dubai, Leadership on Financial incentives Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (CESP), during Circular Europe Days at the Polish Pavilion
June 17, 2021: More than 4,000 individuals and 2,000 organizations sign call for a sustainable coalition agreement in the Netherlands, including a call to apply Ex’tax principles. Duurzaam Regeerakkoord.
June 2, 2021: Ex’tax features in Nyenrode University board members program.
June 1, 2021: Ex’tax features in event of Goldschmeding Foundation [video].
May 19, 2021: Ex’tax features in event on the SDGs organized by (amongst others) the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MVO Nederland.
May 11, 2021: Ex’tax features in PwC State of Tax event.
April 23, 2021: Ex’tax features in event of NVTB (Dutch association of construction industry supplies).
April 23, 2021: Ex’tax features in EY Tax Update event.
April 21, 2021: Ex’tax and partners present to Dutch State Secretary for Taxation a Call to Action signed by 2,000 companies and organizations, covered by Duurzaamondernemen.nl, ChangeInc, Taxlive.
April 21, 2021: Ex’tax features in Dutch Association of Tax Advisors ‘Belastingpoort’ event.
April 20, 2021: DG Taxud tweets quote by MEP Paul Tang, Chair of the FISC subcommittee on tax: “The economic shift and tax shift should go hand in hand. Taxing pollution and resource use instead of labour means more jobs, more economic growth and a healthier climate for all.”
April 19, 2021: Ex’tax features on De Correspondent in piece on tax and the fashion industry (in Dutch).
April 19, 2021: Ex’tax features in Op-ed by Niels Muller (tax partner PwC) on NOB website (in Dutch).
March 29, 2021: Sybren Bosch, Copper8 promotes Ex’tax in podcast Ecosofie.
March 25, 2021: WBCSD Vision 2050 update includes the taxshift principles: “Shift the burden of taxation from “goods” to “bads” and ensure a level playing field globally”.
March 25, 2021: Ex’tax presentation at Eosta, a leading international organic fruits and vegetable distributor.
March 19, 2021: Ex’tax features in blog by PwC Tax President Marc Diepstraten (in Dutch).
March 16, 2021: Presentation to European Parliament ECON Subcommittee on Tax Matters (FISC).
March 12, 2021: Ex’tax features in blog by Kelly Clark of Laudes Foundation.
March 12, 2021: Ex’tax features in Social Enterprise NL manifesto for an Impact Economy coalition agreement.
March 10, 2021: Ex’tax Masterclass for members of Dutch parliament and their staff, organized by Natuur & Milieu.
March 4, 2021: Ex’tax features in article on the election programs of Dutch political parties, by PwC tax partner Niels Muller (in Dutch in Weekblad fiscaal recht).
February 22, 2021: Advising European Parliament ECON Subcommittee on Tax Matters (FISC).
February 22, 2021: Ex’tax features in Op-ed by PwC Tax President Marc Diepstraten in FD (in Dutch).
February 3, 2021: Ex’tax features in election debate at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.
February 1, 2021: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte supports Ex’tax principles at Deltaplan report launch, stating: “A high tax burden on labour, and taxes on labour are relatively high in the Netherlands, is economically distortive. You’d want to see shifts to other types of taxes.”
February 1, 2021: Launch of the ‘Deltaplan Report’ at Dutch national Circular Economy Conference organized by ministry of Environment (Infrastructure and Water Management). In conversation with Dutch State Secretary for Taxation, Hans Vijlbrief. Covered by BNR Nieuwsradio, RTL Z television, Fd, Telegraaf, Trouw, Reformatorisch Dagblad, TaxLive, Accountancy van Morgen, Accountant.nl, RSM, Blaauw Advies, Financieel Management, ChangeInc, Duurzaam Ondernemen, Nieuwsbrief Milieu en Economie, AfvalOnline, Agro-chemie, Supplychain Magazine, Nextens, Rivierenlandinverbinding,
January 29, 2021: Ex’tax features in Ellen MacArthur Foundation report.
January 25, 2021: Ex’tax features in Deloitte The Future of Tax event.
January 16, 2021: Member of the Executive Council of Dutch Province Noord-Nederland publicly supports Ex’tax in Noord-Hollands Dagblad.
June 25, 2020: The Dutch Association of Tax Advisers event (NOB Belastingpoort) includes Femke Groothuis
June 24, 2020: Podcast ‘Big Closets, Small Planet’
June 17, 2020: Leader of the ABN-AMRO Bank Sustainable Finance Desk mentions Ex’tax in MOOC on Sustainable Finance Rotterdam School of Management
June 16, 2020: Interview at ABN-AMRO in ‘Corona Reset’ series
June 10, 2020: Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist and Head of Global Research of the ING Group mentions Ex’tax principles on Project Syndicat
June 3, 2020: The Circularity Gap Report the Netherlands mentions Ex’tax
May 27, 2020: Paul Polman (former CEO of Unilever) mentions Ex’tax principles in Op-ed fortune.com:
“Against sharply rising joblessness, increases to income tax and further burdens on employment may be ill-advised. Indeed, the opposite strategy could be needed—increasing taxes on capital, wealth, and unsustainable resource use, and away from labor.”
May 25, 2020: Dutch Ministry of Finance staff report provides 34 environmental tax proposals, as well as key advise to lower labour taxes.
May 25, 2020: Amsterdam circular strategy includes Ex’tax:
Deputy Mayor van Doornick: “Repair take time. Economists will say that it is a form of labour that involves many man-hours. By shifting taxation from labour to raw materials and energy, repair becomes cheaper, while the purchase of a new product becomes more expensive. The cost of environmental damage caused by the extraction of raw materials elsewhere becomes part of the purchase price of a new product.”
May 1, 2020: Interview with Femke Groothuis in the book ‘Footprintarier‘ by Kees Aarts (Protix)
April 24, 2020: Webinar: Life After Coronavirus: Who Pays & How? A Global Responsible Tax Response, with Pascal Saint Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy & Administration, OECD
April 24, 2020: Tax Notes website mentions Ex’tax
April 21, 2020: Dutch Central Planning Bureau presents report on ‘promising’ tax reforms and includes recommendations on green taxes.
April 20, 2020: Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management supports Ex’tax at national congress of the annual Democrats 66 (D66) party conference
April, 3, 2020: Joint statement by Coordination Group members of the ECESP (European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform) supports Ex’tax principles:
“Since the circular economy is a key enabler for a sustainable transformation of European industry, a clear link should be made between the new Industrial strategy and the Action Plan. There should be explicit recognition and support for the role of social enterprises in the circular economy to allow the job-rich activities of re-use, repair and remanufacturing to bring increased social value through giving skills and empowering the most vulnerable. Because it is a renewable resource, labour and skill-intensive work is a renewable resource and should not be taxed.”
March 17, 2020: Head of ABN-Amro Sustainable Finance Desk mentions Ex’tax in interview
March 12, 2020: CPLC (Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition) expert meeting summary includes Ex’tax recommendations
March 11, 2020: Presentation at The Future of Jobs in the Circular Economy, Circle Economy event, Amsterdam
February 25, 2020: Head of Sustainable Finance Desk ABN-Amro publishes blog on global ABN-Amro website
“With a radical overhaul of the tax system, we can really make the switch to a circular economy, says Hein Brekelmans from ABN AMRO’s Sustainable Finance Desk. “Our current tax system incentivises non-sustainable entrepreneurship. The aim of Ex’tax is to change that.”
February 21, 2020: Two pages on Ex’tax in Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad (fd)
February 21, 2020: Circularity Gap Report mentions Ex’tax
February 20, 2020: Press release Construction Industry Manifesto
February 20, 2020: Superuse Studios event, Rotterdam
February 19, 2020: Presentation at Accountancy Europe’s Tax Day 2020, Brussels
February 12: Presentation at Grote Industriele Club, Amsterdam
February 6, 2020: ABN-Amro sustainability magazine for entrepreneurs mentions Ex’tax
February 3, 2020: Head of Sustainable Finance Desk ABN-Amro publishes article on Ex’tax (in Dutch)
January, 20, 2020: KPMG Global Head of Tax Jane McCormick mentions Ex’tax in ‘Postcards from Davos Day 2‘:
“Today is a busy day in Davos with Donald Trump in town and meetings in full swing. But the day started with Greta Thunberg walking into town to remind everyone that we need to talk about climate change and the environment. And everyone is talking about it. Both the social impact and, encouragingly about new technology solutions to help. And there is also some talk about how tax can play a part in this. For example members of the Ex’Tax project team are here (though I haven’t managed to catch up with them yet), who have done a lot of work on this issue. For my part, I think this is an under-explored area and, as usual, I believe a more cross-disciplined approach is needed to design tax systems that are as effective and as sustainable as they can be.”
December 2-13, 2019: Presentation at COP25 Climate Conference, Madrid, EU Pavilion.
December 5, ACCA Accounting for the Future 2019
November 15, 2019: Deloitte Financial Services Tax Conference, London
October 11, 2019: Podcast Ecosofie (in Dutch) on spotify
October 11, 2019: Partos Festival, Amsterdam
October 8, 2019: Apparel Insider covers the Bangladesh study
September 24, 2019: Publication case study Bangladesh
September 11, 2019: ABN AMRO bank support for Ex’tax
September 11, 2019: Presentation in Luxembourg
August 28, 2019: Peter Gersen presents at CIRCL College Tour
August 27, 2019: Webinar ACCA, 400 participants
August 23, 2019: Law 360 article EU-Wide Aviation Tax Faces Steep Climb mentions Ex’tax
June 30, 2019: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres states: “Tax pollution, not people”.
June 27, 2019: Article on Ex’tax in Spanish: Cómo aplicar oportunidades de negocios con visión circular.
June 24-26, 2019: lectures San Jose, Costa Rica
May 16, 2019: Geneve ESAFON Global Impact Investment Strategy conference, Geneva, Switzerland
March 21, 2019: The Future of Corporate Reporting, Amsterdam
March 8, 2019: Pakistan Tribune
March 7, 2019: ACCA Pakistan webinar
ACCA Magazine AB Accounting and Business Malaysia Feb/March edition
February 27, 2019: ACCA & Deloitte event on Tax as a Force for Good, Brussels
February 22, 2019: Presentation at ABN AMRO Sector Banking team, Circl, Amsterdam
February 21, 2019: Ex’tax part of Columbia University Curriculum (second year)
January 28, 2019: ‘Tax as a force for Good’ webinar attended by 235 Canadian finance professionals, online
January 23, 2019: 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, 2018: D66 Scientific Bureau Mr. Hans Van Mierlo Stichting, expert session, The Hague
December 4, 2018: 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, 2018: 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
May 14, 2018: Interview Duurzaambedrijfsleven Magazine (accompanying the May edition of Financiele Dagblad to 44,000 readers)
April 24, 2018: DeGroof Petercam, Brussels
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
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
November 29, 201: 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, 2017: 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 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, 2016: Contribution for Trade Mission booklet The road to a Circular Economy
January 27, 2016: TEDx Utrecht
November 23, 2015: Edinburgh, Round table discussion with Sir Richard Branson at World Natural Capital Forum
November 20, 2015: webinar & podcast Disruptive Innovation Festival
November 19, 2015: Blog Circulate: The Social Power of the Circular Economy
November 19, 2015: Radio 1, The Netherlands
November 7, 2015: Oxford, Emerge
October 13, 2015: Davos, World Resources Forum
October 10, 2015: Listed in Dutch Sustainable Top 100
October 8, 2015: Den Bosch, NBA-VRC, Samenwerking Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants en Vereniging van Registercontrollers, Dag van de Financial 2015
September 29, 2015: Oxford, UK, PwC Tax Policy Conference
September, 2017: Interview De Helling magazine (GroenLinks)
September, 2, 2017: homepage Volkskrant (Dutch newspaper)
August 20, 2015: Vevey, Switzerland Nestlé
June 17, 2015: Brussels, Green Growth, Green Jobs: Integrating Environmental and Employment Policies in the EU
May 4, 2015: Dutch newspaper Fd
April 21, 2015: Montreux, WBCSD, Montreux 2015 Liaison Delegate Meeting
April 18, 2015: Rotterdam, D66 (Dutch Democratic Party) Congres 101
April 2, 2015: Blog Stadsleven: De stad: een goudmijn aan mensen
March 25, 2015: Advising the Dutch House of Representatives, Finance Committee, Hoorzitting, Den Haag
March 23, 2015: Den Haag, masterclass Staff members Dutch House of Representatives
February 10, 2015: Amsterdam, ABN AMRO Innovation Center, Get Inspired
February 6, 2015: Noordwijkerhout, EY Tax & Law Days
January 20, 2015: video Euroforum on the circular economy
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
November 8, Amsterdam, Accenture Innovation Awards
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
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