Azish Filabi is Executive Director of Ethical Systems. Through research and collaboration with the best academics in the field, she dedicates her time to helping businesses measure and promote ethical behavior and culture in their organizations.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Azish has presented on business ethics and culture at various forums, including the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, the Conference Board, the Good Work Institute, and the NY State Bar Association (International Section), among others.  She also writes frequently on these topics.

Previously, she was as an Assistant VP, Ethics Officer and lawyer in the Banking Supervision and Markets division at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.  She was also an Associate at the NYC-based law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP.  She is active in the NY State Bar Association as an Officer in the International Section and co-founded the The Committee on Social Finance and Enterprise.   

Azish has a B.A. as an Echols Interdisciplinary Scholar from the University of Virginia (UVA), a J.D. from the UVA School of Law, and a M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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Public Speaking/Conferences:

  • Thomson Reuters, Culture and Conduct in Banking (April 2018)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (U.K.), Conduct in Financial Services conference (March 2018)
  • Sullivan & Cromwell/RANE, Risk Management Summit:  Making Corporate Culture a Priority (Dec, 2017)
  • Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) webcast, with Jeff Kaplan:  New Behavioral Science Tools:  Ethical Systems’ survey, eBook, and Research (Sept, 2017)
  • NY State Bar Association, International Section, Seasonal Conference, Human Rights in a Changing Business Environment (Sept, 2017)
  • The Conference Board:  Ethics Measurable Impact, presentation on Measuring Ethical Culture, with Professor Linda Trevino (May, 2017)
  • Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) Annual Conference, presentation on Assessing Ethical Culture, with Professor Celia Moore (March, 2017)
  • Keynote Speaker, Food & Enterprise Conference (April, 2016)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), Annual Conference (Oct, 2016)
  • Ethics for Entrepreneurs, Etsy.org (Jan, 2016)
  • An Enabling Environment for Microbusiness and Rule of Law – Seoul, Korea (Oct 2013)
  • Price Transparency and Truth in Lending, Pricing Transparency Forum – Nairobi, Kenya (June 2013)
  • D.C. Bar Association, Microfinance 101 – Washington, DC (May 2013)
  • The Regulation of Microfinance, UPenn Microfinance Conference - Philadelphia, PA (March 2013)
  • Price Transparency and Truth in Lending, UN Commission on Int’l Trade Law - Vienna, Austria (Jan 2013)
  • Systemic Risk and the Reforms in the Dodd-Frank Act, Conference of the Association of Legal Advisors in Finance and Banking - Iasi, Romania (June 2011)
  • The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Microlending, Microfinance USA Conference - (May 2011)
  • The Concept of “Control” in Federal Reserve Regulations, Federal Reserve Bank of NY  (Dec 2009)