NEW YORK—Ruder Finn has launched a new practice focused on ethics consulting. The firm will counsel and assist clients in developing ethics programs for their companies and organizations. These programs will include risk assessment, the development of internal and external communication strategies as well as executive and employee training.
The practice will be headed by senior vice president Emmanuel Tchividjian and is supported by a board of outside advisors from academia, government and the legal profession. Included on the advisory board are Prakash Sethi, professor of management at the Zicklin School of Business/ Baruch; Frank Daly, former corporate ethics officer for Northrop Grumman; and Fred Wistow former general counsel for Warner Music Group.
Ruder Finn Ethics Consulting will also be supported by the different practices of the firm with capabilities in crisis communication, branding and corporate social responsibility.
“Emmanuel has been our ethics officer for a number of years and is a member of both the Ethics Officer Association and the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards. He has been very involved in those issues and is ideally qualified to head this new practice,” said David Finn, Chairman of The Ruder Finn Group.