John Christensen

Director and Chair of the Board

Short bio

Trained as a forensic auditor and economist, he has worked in many countries around the world, including a period of working in offshore financial services with Touche Ross & Co. For 11 years he was economic adviser to the government of the British Channel Island of Jersey.

In 2003 he became what the Guardian has described as “the unlikely figurehead of a worldwide campaign against tax avoidance.” His research on offshore finance has been widely published in books and academic journals, and John has taken part in many films, television documentaries and radio programmes.

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Getting a Grip on Global Financial Infrastructure

By John Christensen ■ 6 November 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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The Elephant Trap: The Language of National Security and the Politics of Liberation

By John Christensen ■ 4 November 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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The Financial Infrastructure of Corruption

By John Christensen ■ 26 October 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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Tax havens harm our well-being and security

By John Christensen ■ 23 October 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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Offshore, National Security and Britain’s Role

By John Christensen ■ 21 October 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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Carbon Taxes Can Be Progressive: Myth-busting and Mainstreaming Carbon Taxes

By John Christensen ■ 30 June 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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What’s your SCORE? The case for Sustainable Cost Reporting

By John Christensen ■ 8 June 2020 ■ 5 min READ
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Nixon-era laws have shaped western racism and protected ‘enablers’ of financial crimes

By John Christensen ■ 5 June 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Taxation: Two Sides of the Same Carbon Coin

By John Christensen ■ 3 June 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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The Wall Street Climate Consensus

By John Christensen ■ 28 May 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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Black Zero against the Climate

By John Christensen ■ 26 May 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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Climate justice and economic justice are the same fight

By John Christensen ■ 19 May 2020 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Guest Blog: How to Tackle Audit Failures

By John Christensen ■ 16 March 2020 ■ 5 min READ ■ 4 comments
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Financing Climate Justice

By John Christensen ■ 12 March 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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Rev Paul Nicholson: a lifelong justice campaigner R.I.P.

By John Christensen ■ 6 March 2020 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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Coal subsidies reveal G20’s failure to tackle climate emergency

By John Christensen ■ 25 June 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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FT letter: tax reform is needed, but not the destination-based cash flow tax

By John Christensen ■ 11 March 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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‘The Magic Money Tree:’ From Modern Monetary Theory to Modern Tax Theory

By John Christensen ■ 5 March 2019 ■ 16 min READ ■ 8 comments
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When will the British government impose public registries on its tax havens?

By John Christensen ■ 4 March 2019 ■ 4 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Yes, Britain is closing its tax havens. But let’s not forget it created them in the first place

By John Christensen ■ 4 May 2018 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments