Twenty years removed from the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, compliance has established itself as a key component of the global business landscape. And yet, 2022 brought new priorities to the fore for many in the profession.

Chief compliance officer certification requirements from the U.S. Department of Justice, preparation efforts in anticipation of a potential recession, reckoning with enhanced attention toward climate-related data reporting—practitioners responding to our fourth annual “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey were asked their thoughts on each of these controversial topics. The online poll garnered responses from 254 individuals, including 62 chief compliance officers, 21 chief ethics and compliance officers, 36 compliance directors/VPs, and more than 50 junior-level practitioners.

According to the results, compliance officers are torn regarding concerns of increased liability in the profession, and though many are seeing their budgets take a hit amid poor economic forecasts, few believe their jobs are in jeopardy—a testament to how far the department has come over the last two decades.

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