The CICR aims to analyze in a scientific and critic way the compliance phenomenon in Germany and beyond the borders. Compliance means much more than just to guarantee the compliance with legal regulations in a company. More and more companies implement compliance systems with the aim of strengthening integrity and reliability of corporate structures and of establishing permanent values in economy and society. The development of the Compliance contributed already to the improvement of transparency in German economy, to fighting corruption and to supporting sustainable and value based corporate governance. The CICR considers the compliance issue in a scientific and interdisciplinary way. It connects the fields of law, business administration and sociology into one think tank.