Are You Certified?

The Proliferation of Transparency Standards Means There Is No Common Measure

Why It Matters

Transparency is the new black. For some impact-focused organizations, this may include disclosing data on diversity or pay equity and for others it may involve voluntary certifications. Either way, it's here to stay. The first in Future of Good’s Radical Transparency series.

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