VIRTEU Roundtable Discussion: CSR, Business Ethics and Human Rights in the area of taxation

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Friday 12 February 2021

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM


Online, Zoom

Event details

This event is part of the the VIRTEU project's Roundtable Discussion Series and will explore the interconnections between CSR, business ethics and human rights in relation to taxation.


Professor Diane Ring

Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law, Boston College, VIRTEU Special Adviser


Dr. Costantino Grasso

Assistant Professor in Law, Coventry University, VIRTEU Principal Investigator


Prof. Panagiotis Andrikopoulos

Executive Director of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, Coventry University, Professor of Finance at Coventry Business School


Dr. Ina Kubbe

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations, Tel Aviv University



Prof. Ann E. Tenbrunsel

Professor of Business Ethics, College of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame

Prof. Kish Parella

Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University

Dr. Dawn Carpenter (VIRTEU expert)

Lecturer of Finance at The Catholic University of America. VIRTEU Research Associate in the area of Business Ethics


Summing up

Ololade Duradola

Doctoral Student at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, Coventry University

Main Topics

  • Beyond illegality: corrupt, fraudulent, and other unethical practices in the area of taxation.
  • Regulatory and self-regulatory solutions: ethical guidelines, codes of conduct, disciplinary remedies, compliance models.
  • The legal enforceability of ethical norms.
  • How tax evasion/avoidance adversely affect human rights.


About the Roundtable Discussion Series

This Roundtable Discussion Series brings together distinguished guests from academic institutions and non-governmental organizations, as well as law firms, and the researchers associated with VIRTEU. The event has been co-organized by the VIRTEU Special Adviser Prof. Diane Ring, the project Principal Investigator, Dr. Costantino Grasso, and the Co-Investigator, Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli.

During each event, which will be open to everyone and held online on Zoom, our esteemed panellists will be engaged in a close discussion and exploration of a series of select topics under the direction of the chair, Prof. Diane Ring, who is Associate Dean of Faculty, Professor of Law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law. A Q&A session will then give the audience the opportunity to find out more about the topics covered during the Roundtable and interact directly with our distinguished guests

The series pursues the following project-related aims:

  • Knowledge-exchange: promoting an exchange of knowledge between the project researchers and external researchers and stakeholders on relevant topics in the hope that the attendees will leave the roundtables with a better understanding of the interconnections between tax evasion and corruption.
  • Peer discussion and feedback: stimulating academic and professional discussion around the topics of the project and obtain peer feedback on the project findings and methods.
  • Dissemination: informing the academic community, practitioners, and other relevant stakeholders about the first findings of the project and sharing with them both progress and challenges.