Transparency Index™ methodology applies the exclusionary screening process to filter out industries that do not align with a positive impact on investment performance and the well-being of people.
Confectionery industry is comprised of companies that produce chocolate, chewing gum, candy and other products made from cocoa. All confectionery categories are characterized by their significant use of sugar and are generally low in micronutrients.
Investment in confectionery production and use have adverse impacts on human, societal and environmental well-being.
The Transparency Index 5-year cumulative dollarized return is more than 1.9 times higher than the S&P 500 Index and 2.7 times higher than the S&P 500 Confectionery Portfolio.
*The Transparency 100 Index (the “Index”) commenced on June 16th, 2021 following the market close. All information presented prior to this date is back-tested. Back-tested performance is hypothetical performance, not actual performance. Back-tested performance is prepared by retrospectively applying the Index methodology to historical information with the benefit of hindsight. Back-tested performance, therefore, does not reflect the results of actual trading. Back-tested, as well as actual performance, are not indicative of future results. The back-tested performance uses the same methodology that was in effect when the Index officially launched on June 16th, 2021. The back-tested performance shown in this presentation are unaudited, and do not reflect the investment of dividends or other earnings. The Index does not reflect the reinvestment of dividends.