Whether it is due to constantly increasing regulatory requirements, stakeholder expectations for more sustainability, geopolitical developments or the interest rate turnaround: Managing companies is more demanding than ever. The legal regulations have grown just as much as the expectations of customers - with new global risks at the same time. 

How can you maintain compliance and manage your business effectively despite numerous new rules and regulations? How can you identify and manage global risks at an early stage? How can you establish a culture within the company that promotes good governance? How do you keep your governance costs efficient in an environment of increased inflation and rising interest rates? How do you manage digitalisation and take advantage of its opportunities? 

We support you in compliance and managing risks. We organise corporate governance in an integrated, innovative and holistic approach. 

With a pragmatic structure and process organisation, the topics relevant to your company in the areas of strategy, financial and non-financial reporting, compliance, operations and ESG are managed and monitored.

The holistic and integrated control in the risk and compliance management systems ensures both effectiveness and, through standardisation and digitalisation, efficiency and thus acceptance. The systems set up aim at the possibility of an audit and certification according to the relevant IDW and ISO standards.

On our Corporate Governance & Compliance topic page, we provide you with insights into forward-looking entrepreneurial action, whether for international groups, family businesses or medium-sized companies.

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Governance encompasses the overall control of the company and thus also the early identification of opportunities and risks from the strategic, operational, economic and legal areas. In order to generate added value for the company, this control must be integrated into the daily business.

The effects of the pandemic, climate change, the energy crisis, political conflicts, decoupling - these are just a selection of the topics that are currently occupying the economy and will probably continue to do so for some time to come. In addition, technological developments present opportunities and risks for existing business models. Effective risk management must identify and address such issues and assess and manage their impact on the company and its business model.

The current issues also lead to new or stricter regulatory requirements, for example on sanctions, occupational safety regulations, human rights or CO2 regulation. A reassessment of corruption risks in the existing frictions in the supply chain is also a must. Compliance management must therefore be geared towards monitoring legal changes, evaluating them for the company and taking appropriate measures.

Risk assessment in the company should be centralised and integrated in order to guarantee a uniform view of the risks and to do this as efficiently as possible. Risks should be managed directly in the business processes in order to be able to intervene at an early stage and prevent additional work, for example by checking for sanctions in sales. There must always be room for decentralised solutions that can adequately take into account business model differences, varying corporate cultures as well as organisational characteristics. We are talking here about horizontal issue integration, vertical process integration with simultaneous decentralisation and strong value management.

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Stephan Ludwig

Partner, Head of Tax Transformation
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
+49 211 475-8206

Dr. Jan-Hendrik Gnändiger

Partner, Head of Risk & Compliance Services
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
+49 221 2073 1137

Dr. Konstantin von Busekist*

Partner, Head of Compliance and Commercial Criminal Law
KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
+49 173 5999 775

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Timo Purkott

Partner, Financial Services
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
+49 69 9587-1533

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