Magni's Corporate Governance Assessment takes the research methods used on good country-level governance and applies them to a best practices model for corporate governance, thus creating the Sustainable Value Creation principles. These principles analyze 316 qualitative factors for each company. Magni goes beyond assessing each company's relationship with its shareholders and employees; we also assess the relationship with customers, suppliers, competitors, and the communities in which the company operates. This approach provides a complete and holistic analysis of governance that incorporates the social aspects of ESG investing. Our research results in a score for each company, and that score determines the company's weight in the index.
The more honest and transparent a company is, the easier it is to understand a company and how it works. In transparent companies, the consistency and honesty of operations can be tested. In opaque companies, employees, and especially management, can more easily commit actions contrary to shareholder interests. Honesty and transparency lowers risk and makes management more accountable.
Measuring good governance is not easy. Just because rules and regulations are in place does not mean that they are enforced. In the current environment, most measurement focuses on information that companies are willing to disclose, which rewards companies for generating policies, procedures, and glossy brochures, as opposed to behavior or actual impact. A key factor in determining good governance is behavior versus self-described intent.
We evaluate both the governance and the social aspects of ESG investing for the index. Our assessment not only researches the relationship the companies have with theirs shareholders and employees but also its customers, suppliers, competitors, and communities in which the company operates. This combined with the actual behavior of the company, enables our approach to develop deeper and holistic insights into the actual governance of the company.
Magni Corporate Governance Index seeks to track the level of good governance among large-cap companies in the US. Our research focuses on each company's governance structure and stakeholder relationships to assess the level of good governance at a behavioral level.
|Holdings||All stocks in S&P 500|
|Autodesk Inc||Ecolab Inc|
|Biogen||Home Depot Inc|
|Cognizant Tech Solutions||Nisource Inc|
|Corning Inc||Norfolk Southern Corp|
|Deere||Seagate Technology Inc|
Magni Islamic Stewardship Index combines Islamic guidance for businesses from the Maqasid with a best-practice model for corporate governance to screen Shariah-compliant large-cap US companies. In addition to its influence on individuals, Islamic guidance for good corporate governance provides a valuable, practical and business-relevant moral compass. When a business incorporates Maqasid values into its conduct, we believe that a better experience or outcome can be achieved.
Magni is recognized by Islamica 500 for its contribution to and impact on the global Islamic economy.
|Holdings||All stocks in S&P 500 that are considered Shariah compliant|
|Weighting Scheme||Modified, Magni Islamic Stewardship Score|
|Autodesk Inc||Home Depot|
|Biogen||Norfolk Sourthern Corp|
|Cognizant||Northrop Grumman Corp|
Magni Catholic Values Index combines Catholic Social Teachings with a best-practice model for corporate governance to screen large-cap US companies. A key element missing from existing investment choices of this type is whether a company's behavior is consistent with the values of the Church. Simply put, there is a need for investment portfolios where companies are assessed for good behavior – instead of just avoiding bad behavior.
|Holdings||All stocks in the S&P 500 that are consistent with USCCB guidelines|
|Weighting Scheme||Modified, Magni Catholic Values Score|
|Autodesk Inc||Home Depot Inc|
|Biogen Inc||Nisource Inc|
|Cognizant||Norfolk Southern Corp|
|Corning Inc||Public Serv Enterprise Inc|
|Ecolab Inc||Seagate Technology|