Research Articles

Governance is the Real Weakness in China

February 2020 There is an old expression: “What you can’t see can’t hurt you”. I was reminded of it as I read an article about China’s response to the coronavirus. The article documents the shortcomings in how China has responded to the crisis. Read “Governance is the Real Weakness in China“

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What You Can’t See…

By Kurt Lieberman, CEO, Magni Global Asset Management August 2019 There is an old expression: “What you can’t see can’t hurt you”. I was reminded of it as I watched the excellent HBO miniseries called “Chernobyl”. The five-part series chronicles the explosion of a nuclear reactor in the Soviet Union in April 1986. The series reveals the limited understanding of radiation on the part of the citizens in the […]

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Getting Sustainable Environmental Performance from Public Companies

By Kurt Lieberman, CEO, Magni Global Asset Management June 2019 We understand why many ESG investors focus on the “E”. Protection of the environment is critical for today and especially for tomorrow. That focus on ‘tomorrow’ is why we use the term “sustainability”… Read full article.

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Sustainability in Islamic Finance

March 2019 Kurt Lieberman has been asked by Islamic Finance News to author a monthly column. Each column will cover an aspect of sustainability, governance and Islamic finance. Read the March post: Greater impact through shared values Read the April post: More than this Read the May post: Can I make a difference? Read the June […]

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Malaysia’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

By Kurt Lieberman, CEO, Magni Global Asset Management February 2019 The Khazanah Research Institute recently published a provocative article about the future of Malaysia. The article’s authors proudly recount the epic change on May 9, 2018, with the stunning victory of Pakatan Harapan, the opposition party, and its new prime minister, Mahathir Bin Mohamad. Read […]

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ESG Ratings: Too Much ‘Garbage in’ ‘Garbage out’

By Kurt Lieberman, CEO, Magni Global Asset Management November 2018 In 2016 the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance reported that sustainable investment assets reached $22.89 trillion — a 25% increase over 2014. While Europe accounts for over half the total assets, the US is among the fastest growing countries, with an increase of 33% in sustainable […]

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