Janine von Wolfersdorff is a tax advisor and an active member of the Advisory Board of OMFIF, The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, London / Berlin. For the past 10 years she was managing director of the Institute for Finance and Taxes, Berlin, She advises business and politics on issues relating to the implementation of sustainable accounting - ESG accounting / true cost accounting - and taxes.
What gives you hope?
In times of the pandemic more than ever: real human encounters!
How does change happen?
From the inside out, through the mechanics of economic control: By first creating a new transparency about the effects and risk of loss of economic activities, to which strategic company decisions, variable manager salaries and investment decisions of the capital markets can be linked. By removing blockades for changes in the tax system and finally promoting transformation in line with the market. In short, because behavior and economic activity at the expense of others and our livelihoods no longer pay off - and this is also reflected in the accounting.
What's the best advice you've ever received?
Whether before exams or from my boxing trainer, it was the same advice: stay relaxed - and never lose your sense of humor!