Surprises in the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index

Minneapolis, Minnesota – January 23, 2017 – The 5th edition of the Global Sustainable Competitive Index (GSCI) was recently published, bringing renewed attention to the important topic of country governance. This index ranking is based on quantitative metrics that assess the infrastructure of a country, and aims to evaluate each country’s ability to create and […]

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Islamic Finance and Responsible Finance: A Special Report

In the December 2016 issue of TheEdge Malaysia, a Special Report featured an industry roundtable looking at the linkages between responsible finance and Islamic finance, and the opportunities for greater convergence. Magni CEO Kurt Lieberman was among the esteemed panelists.

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Good is Good for Everybody: The Similarities of Corporate Governance across Faiths

July 2016 In many ways humanity is in a better place than it ever has been. From a material standpoint, the last few decades have seen immense numbers of people move out of poverty. Read Good is Always Good here, written by Kurt Lieberman, Magni’s CEO, and published in “Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR)” — an international peer-reviewed journal […]

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World Islamic Banking Conference 2016

On December 5-7, 2016, the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) was held in Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain. This year’s agenda focused on “Economic Uncertainties: Vigilance and Growth.”   Magni’s CEO Kurt Lieberman was invited to lead two panel discussions at the conference; one on the outlook for asset allocation, and another that explored the best […]

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Country Governance Research Commentary – November 2016

Country Ranking Trends Last month was another of those occasional periods where Magni Country Scores were unchanged. Forces ranging from populism to corruption scandals to practical governance challenges in fulfilling campaign promises conspired to stall progress and even created risks of weaker governance. As usual, we have summarized some of the most important situations. Can […]

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