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Special Report December 5, 2017

The Impact of Trust on Financial Returns

(Trust “Beats the Street” Year Over Year)

In 2010 Trust Across America introduced the FACTS® Framework, a comprehensive unbiased barometer of the corporate integrity of America’s largest 2000 US public companies. The Framework identifies companies whose leadership is going beyond doing just what is legal to choosing what is right in meeting all stakeholder needs. The FACTS® Framework is the most comprehensive and data driven ongoing study on this subject. We analyze companies quarterly and rank order showing trends by company, sector and market capitalization. Read more about the Framework at this link.

Every year since 2012 we have announced our “Top Ten Most Trustworthy Public Companies” via the Trust Across America blog. The following table displays the current returns of every annual list vs. the S&P 500 since its publication.

For the past six years, America’s most trustworthy public companies continue to “beat the Street” since we began our annual reporting. Since 2013, every “Top Ten” list selected by Trust Across America has also outperformed the S&P 500 on a one-year basis. Elevating organizational trust improves the long-term wellbeing of all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

For more information contact Barbara Brooks Kimmel, CEO and Cofounder Trust Across America-Trust Around the World at




Copyright © Next Decade, Inc. All Rights Reserved. FACTS® is a service mark of Next Decade, Inc. where Barbara Brooks Kimmel is the founder and CEO. Jordan Kimmel and Barbara Brooks Kimmel are the Cofounders of Trust Across America.


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It’s Week #16 of 2016. This latest article is part of a series drawn from our 3rd annual 2016 Trust Poster….now hanging in hundreds of offices around the world. Get yours today!

52 Ideas That You Can Implement to Build Trust

Jordan Kimmel, Co-founder of Trust Across America and a member of our Trust Alliance offers a simple suggestion:

Spend the time to build trust, and do it in incremental steps

Today’s reality is that it’s simply a low trust environment. Respect that.

Earning other people’s trust means being proactive and making sure my promises are delivered, while putting other’s interests first.

To build trust, one needs to first extend trust. Take small steps, and then take larger ones.

Giving some rope, allows the other party to earn more slack. Some relationships will take the rope and hang themselves, and often the warning signs present in the early stages of “trust-building.”

When promises are met, and mutual respect is shown, deep trust develops over time. Do what you say, say what you mean, take the incremental steps and reap the long-term rewards.

Thank you Jordan. We hope our readers heed this week’s advice.

Barbara Brooks Kimmel is the CEO and Cofounder of Trust Across America-Trust Around the World whose mission is to help organizations build trust. Now in its sixth year, the program’s proprietary FACTS® Framework ranks and measures the trustworthiness of over 2000 US public companies on five quantitative indicators of trustworthy business behavior. Barbara is also the editor of the award winning TRUST INC. book series and the Executive Editor of TRUST! Magazine.

Copyright 2016, Next Decade, Inc.


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Today, Trust Across America™ (TAA) (  announced the results of their audit of almost 3000 public companies and named Hess ( ) as the Most Trustworthy Public Company for 2010. Barbara Kimmel, Co-founder of Trust Across America states that “While no company received a perfect score, Hess came out on top.”

The audit incorporates over 500 data points with respect to five key corporate indicators of trustworthy business behavior: Financial stability and strength, Accounting conservativeness, Corporate integrity, Transparency, and Sustainability, aptly called FACTS™.

The model was developed in collaboration with two Harvard MBA’s and a leading PhD quantitative analyst. The audit process, which took almost two years to complete, is “the most holistic and comprehensive trust “health” checkup for public companies,” according to its founders.

A statement on the Hess website indicates that the company has “six core values that represent its collective conscience and embed them in their organization: Integrity, People, Performance, Value Creation, Social Responsibility and Independent Spirit. Their business is “built on long standing relationships founded on trust.”

The companies  that ranked among the “Top Ten” embed trustworthy business behavior in their corporate culture. They are listed below in alphabetical order. 


Best Buy


Eastman Chemical




Sonoco Products

Texas Instruments


Trust Across America™ (TAA) is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. TAA provides a framework for public companies to improve trustworthy business practices, as well as media opportunities to highlight companies that are exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.

Contact: For more information contact Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director, Trust Across America  or simply hit reply.

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Mark Your Calendars for Our Holiday Festival of Trust December 22


Join Barbara and Jordan Kimmel, the co-founders of Trust Across America, for a “virtual eggnog” on Trust Across America radio from noon to 1 PM EST on December 22.

This will be a fun filled hour with surprises and gifts. We will unveil our new website, bring you up to date on our programs, and count down the “Top 10 Companies in Trustworthy Business Behavior for 2010.”

And as a way of saying “Thank you” to our supporters, we will be giving away lots of books and “Trust Across America™ logo products. All you need to do is email us a question or comment about our programs that you would like us to address during the show (send questions or comments before December 20) and we will enter your name to win a prize.

Please email:

(US address must be supplied to receive a prize).

A quick run down on what’s going on at Trust Across America is provided below:

Week of December 12-Launch of new website at

December 22-Release of “Top 10 Most Trustworthy Companies” on Trust Across America Radio (noon-1PM EST)

December 29-Release of “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” at

January 2011

Company Trust Audits and Sector/Industry Reports Become Available at

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