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Private companies say “financial transparency: not a great idea”
February 3rd, 2011
In November 2010, the European Commission (EC) opened a public consultation to “seek stakeholders’ views on financial reporting on a country-by-country basis by Multinational Companies (MNCs).” Country-by-country reporting standards would require that MNCs provide information on the profits earned and taxes paid in each of the countries where they operate. Eurodad and other civil society organisations believe that such reporting standards would enhance financial transparency and would provide crucial information needed by developing countries to enhance collection of taxes on the profits made by companies in their countries. While several NGOs, including Eurodad, contributed to the public consultation with a...
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Finance and Civil Society Organizations Release Statement on Corporate Accountability, Transparency
January 11th, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC—A unique coalition of asset management firms and civil society organizations issued a statement today committing to call on governments and relevant multilateral institutions to establish a country-by-country financial reporting standard for multinational corporations. The “New Haven Declaration on Corporate Financial Transparency” establishes links between corporate accountability, business practices, and economic development and poverty alleviation. New Haven statement signatories include groups like Trillium Asset Management and Wealth for the Common Good and represent $20 billion in combined assets under management.
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