The PRI is inviting signatories to join its Tax Reference Group.

The lack of corporate disclosure on tax issues is a key impediment for investors that want to understand companies’ positions on tax issues and assess tax risks in their portfolio. The PRI has been working closely with investors and broader stakeholders on corporate tax responsibility and transparency since 2015.

The PRI has identified tax fairness as a priority issue for investors and committed to providing further resources, as outlined in our three-year 2021-2024 strategy. Through this programme, we aim to achieve a step change in tax practices via increased focus on tax fairness.

The Tax Signatory Reference Group is a voluntary body, comprising of members from PRI signatories. The Tax Signatory Reference Group will work to:

  • Provide an opportunity to meet interested parties and actors, and to express and be exposed to different viewpoints.
  • Refine signatories’ awareness and understanding of the impacts, risks and opportunities surrounding tax.
  • Provide investors with knowledge and increased confidence to incorporate tax related issues into their stewardship practices.

How to join

If you are interested in joining, please review the Terms of Reference and fill out this registration form. The deadline to apply is 20th of June 2022.

Participation requirements:

  • Proactive interest in the issue of tax.
  • Attending and contributing to reference group meetings.

The Tax Reference Group will meet every two months or every quarter.

Participating signatories can be represented by more than one member. We encourage, where possible, the same members to participate throughout for continuity.

If you are interested in understanding more about the Tax Reference Group, please contact corporate.governance@unpri.org or sebastien.akbik@unpri.org

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