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Ruth Steinholtz

Ruth Steinholtz

Author of 'Ethical Business Practice and Regulation' and Managing Partner, AretéWork
Ruth's mission is to make a difference in the world by changing attitudes and practices relating to ethics and compliance. Following a varied international legal career, Ruth Steinholtz founded AretéWork in 2011. Areté is the Greek concept of excellence and virtue ethics – being the best one can be. AretéWork assists organisations globally to manage risk and improve results by fostering effective ethical cultures based upon values and insights from behavioural science. As General Counsel and Head of Ethics at Borealis AG, Ruth developed a values-based approach to ethics and compliance – employing ethics ambassadors throughout the company. This approach has been adopted globally, publicised through Ruth's Good Practice Guide to Ethics Ambassadors written for the IBE and many speaking engagements. Ruth continues to advocate change through her co-authorship, with Professor Chris Hodges, of Ethical Business Practice and Regulation: A Behavioural and Values-Based Approach to Compliance and Enforcement (Hart Publishing, December 2017). Ruth is fully certified in the use of the Barrett Values Centre's Cultural Transformation Tools; is a member of the expert panel that developed the UNODC E4J University Modules on Integrity & Ethics. Follow Ruth @ruthsteinholtz, connect with her on LinkedIn and find her blog at aretework.com