16 Sep.

TaxLab 2021

The green edition

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Event language: English

* Registration is closed

At the seventh edition of TaxLab on 16 September 2021, we will give you a preview of what to expect in terms of sustainability. We will share real life stories and update you on the latest developments in the field of sustainability inspiring you to make a contribution that lasts.

The sustainable sense of urgency is getting higher, time to step up!

TaxLab 2021 - the green edition | Registration is closed

TaxLab’s theme for this year is focused on sustainability. The ESG (Environmental, Social and corporate Governance) criteria are becoming more and more of importance for companies to create business value, accompanied with new challenges from a tax & legal perspective. In addition, companies are faced with an increase in reporting obligations, for example, the recently published Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD”). Following the CSRD, companies will have a reporting obligation with respect to sustainability as per 2023. 

The sustainable sense of urgency is getting higher, time to step up!

Why put sustainability in a tax and legal perspective?

Sustainability continues to gain momentum and is no longer just about the environment or the climate. The environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) are increasingly important for companies to consider, also from a tax and legal perspective.

In practice, the knowledge on what is related to sustainability and tax is lacking. Typically, the Governance part (the G in ESG) is often well-known to companies, because it fits in with the more well-known themes such as responsible tax or corporate tax. But hardly anyone knows what benefits can be gained in terms of environment and social sustainability. Whilst the bigger picture often results in more business value.

Therefore at TaxLab 2021, Deloitte will present what is needed in the coming years from a tax and legal perspective and what can already be put into practice. Together with interesting guest speakers and clients we adress the subject, share real life stories and update you on the latest developments in the field of sustainability inspiring you to make a contribution that lasts.

There is a lack of knowledge about what is related to sustainability and tax. 
Read more here

Thursday, September 16, 2021 

12.00 - 13.00: Lunch and walk-in

13.00: Start plenary session (English) by Victor Vlam

13.00 - 13.45: Sustainability TedTalks starring:

  • Jacques Buith (Deloitte)
  • Jeroen Smit (Het Financieel Dagblad & Algemeen Dagblad)

Followed by a panel discussion with Jacques Buith, Jeroen Smit, Patrick van Min and Helene Geijtenbeek

13.45 - 14.00: Break (change seating into break-out rooms)

14.00 - 14.45: Focus sessions  (part 1) 

14.45 - 15.00: Break (change seating back to plenary room)

15.00 - 15.50: Plenary TedTalk with:

  • Lara Muller

Followed by a client panel discussion on sustainability led by Victor Vlam

15.50 - 16.00: Break (change seating into break-out rooms)

16.00 - 16.45: Focus sessions (part 2)

16.45 - 17.00: Break (change seating back to plenary room)

17.00 - 17.30: Plenary closing by Victor Vlam

17.30 - 19.30: Drinks & Networking

Thursday 16 September 2021 | 12.00 - 18.00 CEST

Location: DeFabrique in Utrecht

Adress: Westkanaaldijk 7, 3542 DA Utrecht 

Victor Vlam, Chairman of the day

Energetic, inspiring and committed, just a few characteristics to describe our chairman of the day, who is deeply interested in sustainability as well. Resulting from his 7 year upbringing in New York and Virginia, with a great popularity as speaker, Victor has extensive experience in presenting public events and (large) company meetings as well as leading election debates.

At TaxLab, Victor will have in-depth conversations with our speakers on sustainability as well as interact with the participants to collect their views on how they perceive the relevance of ESG for their business.

Jeroen Smit, Plenary speaker
Jeroen Smit is an investigative journalist whom is always seeking the optimum between reliable and accessible. He is editor at Dutch newspapers, and also the author of various bestsellers with the main focus on leadership in business.

Jeroen published a book on sustainability and how corporations are dealing with this subject, named ‘Het Grote Gevecht, Moed, overmoed en onvermogen bij Unilever’. As part of this book, Jeroen investigated how doing the right thing for society can provide additional value to companies. Companies who state that they are in business to earn money should not have a right to exist in his opinion. 

Jacques Buith (Deloitte), Plenary speaker
Jacques serves as the Global Lead Partner for the United Nations and Managing Partner Risk Advisory with Deloitte in North South Europe and is also senior advisor on the strategy, vision, development and execution of transformational client, industry and priority market plans for the Risk Advisory practice.

During TaxLab Jacques will provide a broad overview on the relevant developments around sustainability (and ESG) and will take you phase by phase through the journey on becoming more sustainable. 

Registation is open now, please click the register button on this page and register yourself for the live event.

Maatregelen COVID-19
- English below - 

In nauwe samenwerking met de locaties zorgen wij voor een veilige omgeving. Wij voeren onze dienstverlening uit volgens de geldende adviezen en maatregelen zoals door het RIVM vastgesteld. Het aantal deelnemers per event blijft beperkt, waarbij rekening gehouden wordt met de capaciteit van de ruimtes zodat het houden van voldoende afstand (minimaal 1,5 meter) gewaarborgd blijft. Bezoekers van het event worden verzocht de voorgeschreven hygiënemaatregelen in acht te nemen en thuis te blijven bij verkoudheidsklachten of wanneer u huisgenoten met koorts heeft.

Measures COVID-19

We are committed to providing a safe environment in close cooperation with the event location(s). All of our services are carried out in accordance with the applicable measures as determined by RIVM. The number of participants is limited, taking into account the capacity of the rooms so that keeping sufficient distance (minimum of 1.5 meters) is guaranteed. Participants of the event are requested to adhere to the prescribed hygiene measures at site. Also, we request you to stay home if you have a cold and/or when members of your household have a fever.  

TaxLab 2021 - Organized by:

Please feel free to contact us!

Rosanne Goodijk

Rosanne Goodijk


Rosanne is Director in the Deloitte’s tax and legal practice, focusing on Consumer clients within the Deloitte Private industry. Rosanne is leading the hospitality industry within Tax & Legal. She advises clients in all fields of (inter)national corporate tax, including restructuring, divestments and transfer pricing projects.

Patrick van Min

Patrick van Min

Global Business Tax

Working from the Rotterdam office I focus on advising Dutch and foreign multinationals on a broad range of strategic tax matters including Global Tax Reset, Mergers& Acquisitions and Tax transformation processes. I am responsible for Deloitte’s Tax in the Boardroom program and for the Tax executive lab program. Furthermore I am chairman of the tax incubator board where innovative ideas are developed to market propositions.

Lucia Sahin

Lucia Sahin


Lucia is a Tax Director in our Transfer Pricing practice in Amsterdam with over 15 years of experience in international tax and Transfer Pricing. Lucia specializes in business model optimization, value chain alignment and post-merger integrations (PMI). Furthermore, Lucia is part of Deloitte’s responsible tax initiative. Before joining Deloitte in 2020, Lucia worked at a Benelux law firm. She has experience in IP restructuring, business model optimization and conversions, value chain alignment and setting up transfer pricing policies and documentation; advising multinational clients in the consumer-, agricultural-, chemical-and energy industry, with (re)structuring experience with the Americas and Europe. Lucia is a member of the Dutch fiscal association (NOB) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). She is a frequent lecturer / speaker on Transfer Pricing related topics and an author of various articles published in tax journals.

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