Research Articles

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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Country-Level Governance: Next Generation of Responsible Investing in Constructing International Portfolios

June 2016 In Part 1, we highlight the trend of Responsible Investing and its continued growth throughout the world. Just as more corporations are embracing the need to address sustainability issues as a best business practice that can lead to increased profitability, institutional investors are incorporating Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and related screening approaches […]

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Is Saudi Arabia ready to Capitalize on Potential Upgrade to Emerging Market Status?

This article by CEO Kurt Lieberman originally appeared in Finance Forward, November 23, 2015. This article explores the readiness of Saudi Arabia to be included in the emerging markets and specifically compares it to the other majority Muslim countries in emerging markets– Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. In a recent article Magni […]

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Achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Requires Sustained Development

November 17, 2015 – The United Nations recently adopted a new set of goals for improving the lives of people around the world. These goals are collectively called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and they replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Magni Global Asset Management LLC (Magni) applauds the new goals and congratulates everyone […]

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