Corporate Tax

Company taxes are more and more perceived as a social obligation (podcast)

Investors interested in how companies meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards are also increasingly interested in where and whether a company pays taxes.

Witold Henisz, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and founder of the ESG Analytics Lab, argues that tax payments are a critical indicator of a company’s broader social impact and should be considered in ESG discussions.

On this week’s episode of our Talking Tax podcast, Henisz talks to reporter David Hood about how investors are using local disclosures to collect “tailored data” showing a company’s tax burden and payments, and why companies are likely to face increasing pressure will be to disclose this type of information. Listen to the episode here.

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