FAQ

What are Transparency Benchmarks?

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

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™?

One calendar year prior to the rebalancing of the index.

Are there any international companies in the Transparency Index™?

Yes, there are 18 International companies in the Index.

How many industries compose the Transparency Index™?

35 Industries

How many sectors are included in the Transparency Index™?

8 Sectors

How often is the Transparency Index™ rebalanced?

Quarterly: March, June, September and December: Last business day of each quarter

What is the average market cap?

$93 Billion

What's the minimum market cap requirement?

$3 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 Elements 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 factors and well-being of people. The six factors are:

  1. Transparency Benchmarks – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. 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 factors of transparency (Transparency Benchmarks, Terms, 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 factors of transparency (Transparency Benchmarks, Terms, Accountability, 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 factors:

  1. Transparency Benchmarks – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. 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 58,000 publicly traded companies are calculated by an algorithm and analyst at a firm based in United States called Transparency Global.

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 factors 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 factors and well-being of people. The six factors are:

  1. Transparency Benchmarks – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. 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 factors of transparency (Transparency Benchmarks, Terms, Accountability, 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 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 factors:

  1. Transparency Benchmarks – Easy to understand standards leading to high levels of accountability.
  2. Terms – Simple customer contract.
  3. Accountability – High quality governance and definable consequences that lead to adherence of standards and terms.
  4. 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 Global.

How does a company become a Certified Transparent Company™?

Learn more HERE

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.

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 Transparency Index™?

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

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

You can order the book HERE.

What are the goals of Transparency Global?

Accelerate the world’s adoption of transparency

Is Transparency Global employee owned?

Yes, the company is 100% employee owned

Does Transparency Global have any debt?

No, the company has no debt

What are Transparency Global's privacy standards?

View HERE.

What are Transparency Global's terms?

View the Terms and Conditions HERE.

What are Transparency Global's Transparency Benchmarks?

View the Transparency Benchmarks HERE.