“Ethical Markets agrees! We pay tax as the price of living in civilized societies. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor”
With Freedom at Stake, Business Cannot Afford to Stay Silent
Only two percent of the world’s population lives in countries with open civic space. Governments are going to increasing lengths to silence citizens and stifle opposition. But why should business care? Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and Fmr. Finance Minister of Nigeria and Fmr. Managing Director of the World Bank, shares why partnerships are key for the private sector to protect civic freedoms.
A New Bar for Responsible Tax
Modern, inclusive economies depend on fair, effective tax systems. Together, leading companies, civil society organisations, institutional investors and international institutions have formed a new set of Responsible Tax Principles. These Principles raise the bar for business action on responsible tax to help build a sustainable and secure world for future generations.
The Business of Better Governance in 2018
Business is working to restore trust and promote transparency, and crucial progress is being made. This is the year to build critical momentum. Throughout 2018, we’ll be working to help build a more open and equitable world through advancing private sector action on issues from protection of civic rights to adoption of open contracting. But we won’t be acting alone. Here’s how we’ll be collaborating with Open Government Partnership to bring this vision to life.
How Can Civil Society Help Build Responsible Tax in Kenya?
Civil society organisations have a major role to play in the shift toward responsible corporate tax practice. While this role is of increasing importance, many may feel without the tools and understanding they need to take concrete action. Together with Oxfam, we’re leading a series of dialogues in Kenya to empower civil society organisations to step up to establish a fair tax system for a sustainable future.