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No one likes taxes. But what if tax policy + innovation + direct democracy (ballot initiatives) = a path to mitigate climate change? You might develop a new affection for taxes. If you feel that your elected officials are slow to address climate change - the most pressing issue of our generation, there is another path forward; citizens taking it upon themselves to create laws through direct democracy to successfully mitigate climate change.
Jeff Saviano serves as the global EY organization’s Americas Tax Innovation Leader, directing a team which discovers and brings to market new tax services. Jeff also leads EY’s Americas Indirect & State / Local Tax Services practice, which helps companies manage their state and local taxes in the United States and non-income-based taxes globally. Jeff’s team identifies and secures business and tax governmental incentives for companies making innovation, capital and labor investments across the globe. He advises clients on indirect / state tax policy matters affecting corporate taxpayers. Jeff is a frequent writer and speaker on professional services firm innovation and tax policy.