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Azish Filabi

Azish Filabi

JD

Associate Professor of Ethics

Executive Director for the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services

Areas of Expertise:

Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Development and Behavior, Research, Strategic Management, Training and Development

BA in Echols Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Virginia
MA in International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
JD in Law, University of Virginia School of Law

About

Azish Filabi, JD, is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Executive Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services at The American College of Financial Services. She joined The College in June 2020, and previously worked in the private sector helping manage, study, and regulate social and ethical business behaviors. She most recently worked at BlackRock as Vice President for Investment Stewardship, where she was responsible for corporate governance practices and execution of industry-specific proxy voting and engagement on topics such as executive compensation, board quality, diversity and composition, and disclosure of environmental and social risks. Before joining BlackRock, she was the Executive Director of Ethical Systems, an organization housed at NYU’s Stern School of Business where, through research and collaboration with leading social and behavioral scientists, she helped businesses distill findings from academic research, and develop strategies to measure and promote ethical culture in their companies. She also served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching professional responsibility and business and society classes in both their MBA and undergraduate curriculum.

Filabi previously worked as an Assistant Vice President, Ethics Officer, and Counsel in the Legal Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, where she, among other initiatives, helped assemble the response to the 2008 financial crisis. 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 Committee on Social Finance and Enterprise.

A published researcher, Filabi is frequently called to present on business ethics and culture at various forums, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, the Conference Board, and the Good Work Institute. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree as an Echols Interdisciplinary Scholar from the University of Virginia (UVA), a Juris Doctor degree from the UVA School of Law, and a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).