June 24, 2022: Lecture at Summer School, Department of Law of the University of Naples Federico II in the framework of a Jean Monnet Module funded by the European Commission
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
Video series, entrepreneurs on how the taxshift supports their circular business: ABN AMRO, MUD Jeans, De Clique, Peerby, Bundles, Local2Local, Rotterzwam, Delta Development, BlueCity, i-did, DSM-Niaga.

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, 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,, 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 25, 2021: Ex’tax features in Dutch election debate organized by MVO Nederland [video].

January 16, 2021: Member of the Executive Council of Dutch Province Noord-Nederland publicly supports Ex’tax in Noord-Hollands Dagblad.

July 1, 2020:  The Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) tax event summary includes statements on Ex’tax

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

“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.”

June 24-26, 2019: lectures San Jose, Costa Rica

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

April 16, 2019: ICMAB Continuing Professional Development Program Aligning tax policy – A Case study on Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

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.

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

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]

taxing energy use 2018 oecd

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

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

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

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 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, 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

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

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