If the G20 wants to ‘civilise capitalism it should start with public country-by-country reporting

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According to the FT:

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies have been warned that they must “civilise capitalism” as they seek to revive economic growth and address growing public scepticism about the benefits of free trade and globalisation.

Officials present during closed-door sessions said US president Barack Obama, UK prime minister Theresa May and her Australian and Canadian counterparts emphasised the need to placate public discontent. According to the officials, Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, warned his peers of the need to “civilise capitalism”.

They could start with public country-by-country reporting. Little would indicate their intent better than that. After all, if capitalism is to be be civilised then globalisation must be held to account locally. And that's exactly what country-by-country reporting does.