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The Halakhic Portfolio is based on Jewish law. Observant Jews seek to live consistent with Halacha in all of their daily activities, and with this portfolio, they can now invest in Halakhically compliant public equities. Magni has screened companies for compliance with Jewish law under the guidance of the Bais HaVaad Halacha Center. In addition, this guidance was applied to a secular model for corporate governance best practices to create the Halakhic model.
Magni Halakhic Portfolio is constructed under the guidance of the Bais HaVaad Halacha Center in order to comply with Halakhic law and the values that emulate from Halakha. This law, while religious in origin, includes a substantial amount of
Negative screening removes companies involved in activities inconsistent with Halacha, such as ribbis, lifnei iveir, and pornography. Based on the research and guidance of the Bais HaVaad Halacha Center, Magni assessed companies against 15 topics to see if a company should be excluded from the portfolio.
A positive screen means that a company is measured for its degree of consistency with a topic, both in terms of Halakhic law and the values that emanate from it (e.g., unethical business practices).
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NiSource Inc. is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers across seven states. Strong programs to maintain customer and employee relationships, along with comprehensive engagement in the communities where the company operates, demonstrate its governance strengths.
Cognizant is an American multinational corporation that provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting, and operations services. The company consistently manages its stakeholder relationships with quality and transparency, including very strong programs to maintain customer relationships.
Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. The company maintains excellent customer and employee relationships, while having the programs and transparency to give confidence that those relationships will be maintained over time.
Corning is an American company and one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 168-year track record of life-changing inventions. The company consistently manages its stakeholder relationships with quality and transparency, while avoiding material weaknesses in the programs to support the relationships.
Biogen Inc. is an American multinational biotechnology company, specializing in the discovery, development, and delivery of therapies for the treatment of neurological diseases to patients worldwide. The company consistently manages its stakeholder relationships with quality and transparency, including deep engagement in the communities where the company operates.
Ecolab is an American global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets. The company maintains excellent customer and employee programs to give confidence that its strong stakeholder relationships will be maintained over time.