Ruth Steinholtz


An international corporate lawyer prior to founding AretéWork, Ruth developed a values-based approach to ethics and compliance while General Counsel and Head of Integrity at Borealis AG. The concept and the creation of a network of ethics ambassadors was key to the effectiveness of this approach. She is a member of the UNODC E4J panel of experts on Ethics & Integrity and is an experienced Certified Barrett Values Analytics Consultant.

She is co-author, with Professor Chris Hodges of Ethical Business Practice and Regulation: A Behavioural and Values-Based Approach to Compliance and Enforcement (Hart Publishing, December 2017). Her other publications include the Institute of Business Ethics’ Good Practice Guides to Ethics Ambassadors (2010) and Performance Management for an Ethical Culture (2014).  Her consulting work, speaking engagements and writing are in service of her mission to fight corruption by changing attitudes and practices relating to regulation, ethics and compliance.






Ruth Steinholtz
Senior Advisor, Ethics & Compliance