How Benchmarking leads to excellence

Market changes, social changes and technological progress lead to an ongoing need to adapt your business model. In order to remain competitive, changes are necessary, which have to be considered in strategy and planning and subsequently implemented. Benchmarking is a method to help you to identify performance gaps in comparison to other market participants. Strategy… Continue reading How Benchmarking leads to excellence

Classic investment controlling in a group

Investment controlling in an international group can be exercised through reporting or cash management. The scope and governance of investment controlling defines the subsidiaries’ options and freedom of action. The investment controlling for a subsidiary tracks the strategy execution and reduces risks. Cash management for investment controlling The monitoring of cash flows in a cash… Continue reading Classic investment controlling in a group

SFDR – CSRD – NFRD – What’s it about?

This article provides an overview of the following EU-Directives: CSRD: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, NFRD: Non-Financial Reporting Directive and SFDR: Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. These directives of the EU foresee non-financial reporting (ESG-reporting) at a much larger scale (i.e. for more companies and with additional information). The directives will give consumers additional ESG information in… Continue reading SFDR – CSRD – NFRD – What’s it about?

Resources for ESG Guidelines

This article provides an overview about ESG Guidelines (Environmental, Social and Governance = ESG Guidelines). These resources can be used to implement ESG-criteria in your business, decisions and organization. These ESG Guidelines help to reduce risks for your business and provide guidance to show corporate responsibility in your industry: AA1000 Accountability Principles and Stakeholder Engagement… Continue reading Resources for ESG Guidelines

Does Higher Risk Lead to Higher Returns?

When you put your effort, trust and money into something, you expect them to bear returns after a certain period. Essentially, you will be risking all these aspects with the hope of reaping returns. Even in business, there is a general assumption that higher risks equal higher returns, which is basically known as risk return… Continue reading Does Higher Risk Lead to Higher Returns?

Non-Financial Parameters of Company Evaluation

Although financial parameters play a critical role in evaluating a company’s performance. Recent research suggests that non-financial parameters could play an even bigger role in company evaluation. However, using financial parameters alone may not provide a wholesome picture of the current state of affairs in a company. It is important to note that it can… Continue reading Non-Financial Parameters of Company Evaluation

Risk Management in Corporate Planning

Corporate planning is one of the most important tasks of the management and serves the presentation and calculation of possible future developments. Making the future plannable depends on a number of variables: one of these variables is risk. Risk always includes opportunities. The higher the risk, the higher the chances. Nevertheless, dealing with risk often… Continue reading Risk Management in Corporate Planning

Why two functional periods are enough

For all organisations, the difference between success and failure lies in identifying and cultivating strong leadership. Without strong managers weaved throughout the organisation, it’s possible the entire company will stagnate and fail to deliver on the promise of its mission. But how many functional periods shall a manager remain in place? Identifying strong managers isn’t quite… Continue reading Why two functional periods are enough