Chris MorganHead of Global Responsible Tax Programme at KPMG
Chris’ background is in international tax where he has 25 year experience advising a wide range of clients on cross-border investment & structuring, repatriation, supply chain planning, IP management and mergers. In 2014 Chris spearheaded KPMG UK’s Responsible Tax for the Common Good initiative which he took global while acting as Head of Global Tax Policy in 2016. He is now Head of Global Responsible Tax Programme (see www.responsibletax.kpmg.com) which brings all stakeholders into a constructive debate about how to make tax systems work for all. As well as involving corporates, the project has actively included input from organisations such as the UN, IMF, World Bank and OECD as well as from a wide range of Civil Society organisations and academics. In the first half of 2021 he ran a series of roundtables and a global seminar looking at carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs). The work also involved producing papers on CBAM and compliance with WTO rules. In the run up to COP26 in November 2021 Chris authored a number of papers looking at how tax could facilitate investment into decarbonisation through a qualify carbon abatement regime (QCAR) especially in developing countries, the circular economy and a Carbon Added Tax. Several roundtables were held on the QCAR workstream. The Global Responsible Tax Project has also run a series of round tables on tax transparency in collaboration with the B Team; these have focused on the views of corporates, ESG professionals, investors and rating agencies. The Project is now focusing on a number of environmental issues including global carbon pricing, the possibility to create a carbon club, the impact of CBAMs and the circular economy. Chris works closely with KPMG Impact - which assists clients with their ESG agenda – focusing on developing the firms expertise on green taxation and the EU Green Deal. Chris was a member of the UN Sub-committee on Environmental Taxes during the mandate from 2017-2021 which produced the UN Handbook on Carbon Taxation. He is currently Chair of the European Contact Group Tax Working Group.