Taxation & Investing

Co-Chairs:

Sara Hsu (hsus[at]newpaltz.edu)

Joakim Sandberg (joakim.sandberg[at]filosofi.gu.se)

Objective:

The objective of this Working Group will be to develop a clearer understanding of the options available to policymakers on tax regimes that can help solve for challenging issue such as High Frequency Trading, Global Corporations tax avoidance, the viability of tax policy to level the playing field for all sources of energy as well as creating balance among Financial Services organizations and their levels of leverage. Interests of Long-term investors and pension fund beneficiaries especially of interest, as is building bridges of understanding between policymakers, corporations and investors (fund managers and asset owners) towards solutions to social, environmental, financial and governance challenges that remain unsolved.

Recent Activities:

February 2015 CO2 Tax and Refund Concept White Paper

December 2012 No Exemption discussed Financial Transaction Tax and Pension Fund implications