ESG Environment Clarity for a Sustainable Tax Function

Join Chris Walsh, Director of Tax Innovation at Vertex, Inc in this session led by Deloitte partners Zoe Hawes, Director of Indirect Tax, Frank Flavo, Managing Director and Lina Bonelli, Tax Partner. They will dive into ESG-focused business tools and strategies for tax which support data calculations.

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Across the globe, governments are working to legislate changes that protect the environment. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, and/or ‘green taxes’ are business issues that present risks as well as opportunities, including a high demand for transparency.

ESG reporting and compliance tools offer new hope for companies struggling in a complex, evolving landscape. Understand how new regulations impact business and how to drive accurate, reliable data will help leaders make better, timelier decisions. 

In this session, we will dive into ESG-focused business tools and strategies for tax which support data calculations to manage and visualize your sustainability tax journey—bringing clarity to the complicated ESG environment.    

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
•    Describe green taxes and their current/future impact on global business
•    Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and risks around indirect green tax
•    Discuss tax business tools that can be used to optimize ESG tax compliance

We hope you enjoy the on-demand webcast!

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Chris Walsh, an indirect taxes specialist with 30 years of experience, is Managing Director - VAT Team at KPMG. He combines advanced technical knowledge in international value added tax (VAT) and a deep understanding of industry and business issues that face global tax functions.Chris was formerly Chief Tax Officer, International/VAT for 10 years at Vertex Inc. In his role, he provided insight and thought leadership around international tax department operations, risk management, transparency, tax control frameworks and emerging tax trends. Chris still partners with Vertex to author thought leadership articles and blog posts.Prior to joining Vertex, he had various roles within the UK tax authorities; as in-house indirect tax counsel to HSBC, Foster’s Brewing Group and Rothmans Tobacco Company; and in public consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers based in Nairobi, Dublin and New York. Chris is a Chartered Tax Adviser (UK) and his work has taken him through more than 30 countries, including many in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

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