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“We need to develop inclusive economic systems that enable not just economic security, but also deliver wealth according to people’s own perceptions of social and financial prosperity.”

AZISH FILABI is the Executive Director of the Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services and an Associate Professor at The American College of Financial Services. Her career has spanned private, non-profit, public, regulatory, and academic environments.


Prior to joining The College, Filabi was a member of the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team, where she led in corporate governance, sustainability, and proxy voting considerations relating to a portfolio of companies BlackRock invested in on behalf of its clients. She also served as Executive Director of Ethical Systems—an organization housed at the New York University Stern School of Business—where she dedicated her time to helping business distill findings from academic research and develop strategies to measure and promote ethical culture in their organizations. Her other previous professional positions include Ethics Officer and Counsel in the Legal Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a corporate lawyer at the New York-based firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP.


Filabi has presented on business ethics and corporate culture at various forums, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, Thomson Reuters, the Good Work Institute, and the New York State Bar Association’s International Section. She also writes frequently on these topics.


Filabi holds a BA as an Echols Interdisciplinary Scholar from the University of Virginia, a JD from the UVA School of Law, and an MA in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.