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What are Transparency Standards®?

Easy To Understand Written Guidelines Leading to High Levels Of Total Accountability. Learn more

What is a KPI?

A KPI (Key Performance Indicator) is a business metric that quantifies a firm’s level of transparency.

How do I receive more information about each KPI?

Transparency Certification is a great way to learn more about how each of the 6 KPIs create exponential growth.

How do I access/view the Transparency Index™?

View from Bloomberg or Reuter’s.
BBG Ticker: TRANSPCY Index
Index RIC: .TRANSPCY

When was the Transparency Index™ launched?

June 16, 2021

How many companies are in the Transparency Index™

100 Companies

What are the companies in the Transparency Index™?

View the companies here.

What is the performance of the Transparency Index™ versus the S&P 500?

View the performance here.

What is the impact of the Transparency Index™?

View here.

How many S&P 500 companies are included in the Transparency Index™?

28 Companies

Can a company from any industry be eligible for the Transparency Index™?

No, companies from Alcohol, Banking, Chemical, Confectionary, Fossil Fuel, Transportation, Gambling, Metals, Minerals, Natural Gas, Oil and Tobacco industries are not eligible for the index.

Can a company pay to be on the Transparency Index™?

No. Transparency Invest does not receive a fee in exchange for inclusion in the Transparency Index.

How many days should a company be trading to be eligible for the Transparency Index™?

40 days prior to the rebalancing of the index.

Are there any international companies in the Transparency Index™?

Yes, there are 20 International companies in the Index.

How many industries compose the Transparency Index™?

32 Industries

How many sectors are included in the Transparency Index™?

8 Sectors

How often is the Transparency Index™ rebalanced?

Quarterly

What is the average market cap?

$127 Billion

What's the minimum market cap requirement?

$1 Billion

Is the Transparency Index a Sustainability Investment?

No. the Transparency Index is a thematic impact index utilizing exclusionary methodology.

What qualifies as a Transparency Investment?

A transparency investment (also known as impact investing) prioritizes the level of transparency in an organization and the well-being of people as major drivers of performance.

What is a good transparency score?

A score of 60% or greater means that the company is transparent relative to its peer group. A score of 86.67% or higher means that the company is rated at least two standard deviations above its peer group.

What is Transparency Investing?

Transparency Investing is a way of impact investing where investments are made with consideration to the six Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Transparency and the well-being of people. This is based on the statistical data indicating financial performance of transparent organizations outperform their peers.

What are the principles of Transparency Investing?

The principles of Transparency Investing are based on six Key Performance Indicators and well-being of people. The six KPIs are:

  1. Transparency Standards – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Total Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. Transparent Cost – Complete and total cost, no hidden fees and simple to understand.
  5. Truth – Open, accurate, data based communication and facts.
  6. Trust – Complete consumer loyalty.

What is the difference between Transparency and ESG investing?

ESG means using Environmental, Social, and Governance factors to evaluate companies and countries on how far advanced they are with sustainability. Transparency means the utilization of six Key Performance Indicators of transparency (Transparency Standards, Terms, Total Accountability, Transparent Cost, Truth and Trust) to qualify the level of transparency of a business while at the same time assessing the well-being of people as a driver of performance.

What is the difference between Transparency and Sustainability investing?

Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It takes environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) into consideration. Transparency means the utilization of six Key Performance Indicators of transparency (Transparency Standards, Terms, Total Accountability, Transparent Cost, Truth and Trust) and the well-being of people in order to measure current performance and impact.

What are Transparency Investing goals?

The goals of transparency investing are: 1. Generate above market performance by investing in most transparent companies in the world. 2. Positively impact the well-being of people.

How are transparency ratings calculated?

A transparency score is calculated based on the level of organizational transparency. How an organization scores is based on following six Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Transparency Standards – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Total Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. Transparent Cost – Complete and total cost, no hidden fees and simple to understand.
  5. Truth – Open, accurate, data based communication and facts.
  6. Trust – Complete consumer loyalty.

Who decides a transparency score?

The transparency scores of 55,000 publicly traded companies are calculated by an algorithm and analyst at a firm based in United States called Transparency Invest.

What qualifies as a Transparency Investment?

A transparency investment (also known as impact investing) prioritizes the level of transparency in an organization and the well-being of people as major drivers of performance.

What is a good transparency score?

A score of 60% or greater means that the company is transparent relative to it’s peer group. A score of 86.67% or higher means that the company is rated at least two standard deviations above it’s peer group.

What is Transparency Investing?

Transparency Investing is a way of impact investing where investments are made with consideration to the six Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) of Transparency and the well-being of people. This is based on the statistical data indicating financial performance of transparent organizations outperform their peers.

What are the principles of Transparency Investing?

The principles of Transparency Investing are based on six Key Performance Indicators and well-being of people. The six KPI’s are:

  1. Transparency Standards – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Total Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. Transparent Cost – Complete and total cost, no hidden fees and simple to understand.
  5. Truth – Open, accurate, data based communication and facts.
  6. Trust – Complete consumer loyalty.

What is the difference between Transparency and ESG investing?

ESG means using Environmental, Social, and Governance factors to evaluate companies and countries on how far advanced they are with sustainability. Transparency means the utilization of six Key Performance Indicators of transparency (Transparency Standards, Terms, Total Accountability, Transparent Cost, Truth, and Trust) to qualify the level of transparency of a business while at the same time assessing the well-being of people as a driver of performance.

What is the difference between Transparency and Sustainability investing?

Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It takes environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) into consideration. Transparency means the utilization of six Key Performance Indicators of transparency (Transparency Standards, Terms, Total Accountability, Transparent Cost, Truth, and Trust) and the well-being of people in order to measure current performance and impact.

What are Transparency Investing goals?

The goals of transparency investing are: 1. Generate above market performance by investing in most transparent companies in the world. 2. Positively impact the well-being of people.

How are transparency ratings calculated?

A transparency score is calculated based on the level of organizational transparency. How an organization scores is based on following six Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Transparency Standards – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Total Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. Transparent Cost – Complete and total cost, no hidden fees and simple to understand.
  5. Truth – Open, accurate, data based communication and facts.
  6. Trust – Complete consumer loyalty.

Who decides a transparency score?

The transparency scores of 55,000 publicly traded companies are calculated by an algorithm and analyst at a firm based in United States called Transparency Invest.

Do you offer Transparency training?

Yes, please visit our Certified Transparent Advisor™ page.

How much does it cost to be a Certified Transparent Advisor™?

Certification is $595 per person.

How long is the Certified Transparent Advisor™ course?

The course is self-paced, with six total modules, six quizzes and a final exam.

Does enrolling in the course guarantee a certification?

No, there is a final exam that requires a passing score of 70 or above to become a Certified Transparent Advisor™.

Will I be able to use the Certified Transparent Advisor™ Seal?

Yes, we will provide the seal for use on web, in-print and across all social media channels.

How does a company become a Certified Transparent Company™?

Learn more HERE

What is the cost for a transparency assessment for a publicly traded company?

There is no assessment fee for publicly traded companies.

Why don't publicly traded companies pay an assessment fee?

All publicly traded companies are assessed when creating the Transparency Index™.

Does it matter what industry the company is in to become certified?

No, the certification adds value in any industry.

Does company size matter for certification?

No, certification is valuable for any size company and any business structure.

Can International companies request to become certified?

Yes.

Do you provide certification in multiple languages?

Currently, certification is only available in English.

Will my company be able to place certification seal on our website?

Yes, we will provide the seal for use on web, in-print and across all social media channels.

Will my company be able to advertise being certified?

Yes. We recommend verifying with your internal regulatory compliance.

Does paying the certification fee guarantee my company will be certified?

No, To become a Certified Transparent Company™, all requirements must be met.

Does company certification automatically qualify my company for the T100 Index?

No, the Certification process is separate and independent from the Transparency 100 Index methodology.

What is the cost for a transparency assessment for a publicly traded company?

Their is no cost for a  Transparency Assessment for publicly traded companies.

How do I get a copy of the Transparency Wave book?

You can order the book HERE.

What are the goals of Transparency Invest?

Accelerate the world’s adoption of transparency

Is Transparency Invest employee owned?

Yes, the company is 100% employee owned

Does Transparency Invest have any debt?

No, the company has no debt

What are Transparency Invest's privacy standards?

View HERE.

What are the Transparency Invest's terms?

View the Terms and Conditions HERE.

What are the Transparency Invest's Transparency Standards®?

View the Transparency Standards™ HERE.

How do I join your team?

The first step is to become certified!