Ascending the maturity curve: Effective management of enterprise risk and compliance is an Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper sponsored by SAP. The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for this research. Our findings drew on desk research, a global survey and in-depth interviews with executives familiar with risk and compliance within their organisations. The findings and views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsor. Rob Mitchell was the author of this report and Mike Kenny was responsible for its design.