just capital in the news
By Martin Whittaker
Struggling with your tax filings?
Back in October, just about a month before he was elected president of the United States, Donald Trump tweeted: "I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them #failing @nytimes"
By Martin Whittaker
If the beverage industry were staring down its own “doomsday device,” it may very well be the soda tax, not unlike the one passed last year by the Philadelphia City Council.
By Andy Knauer
In March, legislation was introduced in Iceland’s parliament that would require companies of 25 or more to prove that they pay all their employees equally, “regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality.”
By Kimberly Gladman
Fearless Girl, sculptor Kristen Visbal’s new piece, was installed on International Women’s Day by State Street Global Advisors, along with the fund manager's promise to urge Russell 3000 companies to diversify their boards with more female directors.
By Martin Whittaker
The Executive Order signed last Friday evening by President Trump suspending or barring immigrants and refugees from seven countries from entering the United States has not only sparked protests and outcry around the country; it has provoked widespread condemnation from the business community that reflects their customers’ – and employees’ – outrage.
More corporations are striving for commercial success by creating broader societal value, yet they face organizational and market hurdles. How can corporations successfully combine profit and purpose?
By Martin Whittaker
President-elect Donald Trump is building one of the most business-centric Cabinets in a generation. These are the people who will be charged with addressing the social, economic, civil and environmental challenges of greatest importance to the American people. It’s fair to ask, therefore, how the companies directly associated with the incoming roster of Cabinet secretaries, strategists and advisors actually perform on these issues.
In the Diane Sawyer report, "My Reality: A Hidden America," for a special edition of ABC News “20/20,” ABC News chronicles a reality of millions of Americans working harder than ever but struggling to stay in the middle class, or striving to get in. For so many, the American Dream’s opportunities seem to have dwindled. The numbers that follow are part of a larger conversation about today’s middle class and hard-working poor.
By Martin Whittaker
Co-authored with Rob Du Boff and Rob Brown
Amid the high profile government bailouts of the late 2000’s, the foundering economy of Detroit, and an increase in manufacturing jobs shifting to Mexico, the public’s view of the automotive industry went from that of a large contributor to the U.S. economy - “As goes General Motors, so goes the nation.” – to one of its biggest takers. But with government backstops now fully repaid and U.S. auto sales on the rise, has the industry fully shed this bad reputation? Are recent calls for the industry to step up, pay its "fair share" of taxes and bring more jobs back to the U.S. justified?
By Chris Malone
Prominent players in the burgeoning social capitalism movement include Richard Branson’s B Team, Jay Coen Gilbert’s B Corporation community and more recently, the JUST Capital Foundation, which was co-founded by billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist, Paul Tudor Jones II.
Exelon announced today it has been named America’s “Most Just” company in the utilities industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100” List. The list ranks companies in the U.S. based on criteria cited as most important in a survey of 50,000 Americans over an 18-month period on attitudes toward corporate behavior.
What does it mean for a company to be "just"? Paul Tudor Jones and team surveyed 43,000 Americans to find out what matters to them. Among the questions that came up: Does a company pay its workers fairly? Does it protect employee rights? Does it make safe and reliable products?
By Matt Turner
A staggering number of Americans aren't making a living wage.
That's the takeaway from a great bit of data from Just Capital, a nonprofit set up by legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.
By Andrew Stevenson
Contributor: Martin Whittaker
Retailers employ nearly 6 million workers in the U.S., but only around 15% make a living wage for the counties in which they work.
Living wage was identified as being one of the most important components of just corporate behavior according to JUST Capital’s survey of over 50,000 Americans.
JUST Capital partners with GoodData® to create the foundation and single source of truth to identify JUST companies. With multiple disparate data sources and the need to manage complex data transformation, JUST Capital chose GoodData over other data and analytics platforms due to its flexibility, robust platform and expertise in building data products.
By Steve Schaefer
Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones II has a long history in the philanthropic realm. He’s been involved in environmental causes and is the founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, which combats poverty in New York. He’s now tackling the corporate realm with JUST Capital, the non-profit beyond the research and ranking that resulted in the Just 100, Forbes’ new list of America’s best corporate citizens. In mid-November we spoke about Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory, what it means for the market, and why Tudor Jones thinks getting companies to do good for more than just investors could just be the next big thing in finance.
By Zoë Henry
In 2014, Google disclosed its abysmal diversity numbers to the public. Since then, it's brought more women, blacks, and Hispanics into the tech sector--to varying degrees of success. That, in large part, led to Alphabet Inc.'s designation as the most "just" company in the Internet sector.
That's according to a recent list of the most socially-conscious companies in America. The report, co-produced by independent nonprofit JUST Capital Foundation and Forbes, measured the performance of more than 890 publicly-traded companies on the Russell 1000 Index across 32 industries.
By Ed Silverman
In a bid to transform corporate America, a new nonprofit created by a Wall Street hedge fund manager has ranked nearly 1,000 publicly traded companies to determine the extent to which they pursue “just” policies and practices. And leading the pack among drug makers is Amgen.
By Zacks Equity Research
Leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation, Varian Medical Systems Inc. VAR announced it was included in the inaugural JUST 100 List. Per the list, the company is the nation's Most JUST Company in the Healthcare Equipment and Services industry. The list was prepared by independent nonprofit organization JUST Capital and global media player Forbes magazine.
By Stephen Gandel
(Here Are the Most "Just" Companies in America) According to a new firm.
Microsoft has been doing more good for the world than you thought, apparently. So has Pepsi.
At least that the conclusion of a new firm that was launched by hedge fund Titan Paul Tudor Jones. On Wednesday, Jones’ new first Just Capital announced its first ever list of the most just companies in America.
Gavi Disease Effort Tops Ranking of Giving “Big Bets”: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s $1.55 billion investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance heads a list from Forbes magazine and giving consultancy the Bridgespan Group of the 10 most promising high-dollar philanthropic projects to bring about major social change. The ranking by an expert panel also includes big bets by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the MacArthur and Rockefeller foundations on issues such as energy and criminal justice.
In its new issue, Forbes also unveils the Just 100, an index produced in partnership with hedge-fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones's nonprofit Just Capital that ranks major American companies on the basis of social responsibility and corporate citizenship.
Forbes and the nonprofit group JUST Capital have come together to look into the best-performing companies beyond mere business and profit metrics. The list looks at issues the public considers most important and squares those issues with how top companies' policies fit in with them.
JUST Capital and Forbes today released the inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which ranks the publicly traded companies in America that perform best on the priorities of the American public. This is the first-ever annual ranking of how America’s top companies perform on the issues Americans care most about. The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months.
By Thomas Heath
Pay, benefits and how well companies respect their employees are the biggest concerns for most American workers, according to a list of companies released Wednesday by Forbes Media based on research conducted by JUST Capital, a nonprofit chaired by hedge fund mogul Paul Tudor Jones II.
Americans remain positive about business, according to the survey, even though they trust big corporations less now than they did a decade ago.
Eastman Chemical Company has been named America’s Most JUST Company in the chemical industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which for the first time ranks the publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on the things Americans care most about, according to a recent news release.
By David Weston
Jones, one of the world's most famous hedge fund managers, is backing a nonprofit organization called JUST Capital. The group's America’s Most Just Index of 32 companies — based on how they treat their employees, consumers, communities, shareholders and the environment — has outperformed the stock market this century, he says.