The Maala Ranking & Index.
In its efforts to enhance corporate social responsibility in Israel Maala
- Business for Social Responsibility has developed the Maala Ranking
and the Maala Index.
The Maala Ranking was launched in 2003 and is based on criteria
in five main areas of corporate social responsibility: Business Ethics,
Workplace and Human Rights, Community Investment, Environment
and Corporate Governance.
A committee of experts and public figures, together with McKinsey &
Co, prepares and updates the Ranking’s criteria. The ranking process
itself is conducted by Maalot Standard and Poor’s and audited by
Ernst & Young. Data for the Index is collected through corporate
questionnaires, financial statements and information reviewed by an
The Maala Index - Corporate Social Responsibility in Israel was
launched on the TASE in 2005. The Index is comprised of the 20
leading companies found in the Maala Ranking of corporate social
responsibility, which comply with the requirements of the TA 100
Index. Companies in the Index represent a wide range of sectors,
including services and trade, industry, construction and infrastructure.
Since its inception, the Maala Index has traded in a close correlation to
the TA 100 Index, making it an attractive tool for investors.The Maala
Index presents a unique opportunity for investors, philanthropists and
philanthropic fund managers to make a real difference and influence
Israel while providing a responsible return on investment.