JUST what the world needs
The world needs more just companies. Companies that believe in fair pay and equal treatment for all workers. Companies that create good jobs and understand the value of strong communities. Companies that are committed to a healthy planet. JUST Capital measures and ranks companies on the issues Americans care about most so you can then act on that knowledge. With your voice, your purchase decisions, your investment dollars, your career choices, your leadership, you have the power to make the world a more just place.
JUST Capital was co-founded in 2013 by a group of concerned people from the world of business, finance, and civil society – including Paul Tudor Jones II, Deepak Chopra, Rinaldo Brutoco, Arianna Huffington, Paul Scialla, and others. By establishing the organization as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) registered charity, the founders ensured that JUST Capital would be exclusively geared towards achieving its mission.
At JUST Capital, our mission is to build a more just marketplace that better reflects the true priorities of the American people. We believe that business, and capitalism, can and must be a positive force for change. We believe that if they have the right information, people will buy from, invest in, work for, and otherwise support companies that align with their values. And we believe that business leaders are searching to win back the trust of the public in ways that go beyond money. By shifting the immense resources and ingenuity of the $15 trillion private sector onto a more balanced – and more just – course, we can help build a better future for everyone.
Our Commitment to Model What We Measure
It’s essential that we model the just business behaviors we are tracking and analyzing to create a more just and equitable marketplace. To this end, we endeavor to provide best-in-class healthcare benefits, flexible work-life balance policies, equal opportunity, and ensure that all employees are compensated in a fair, equitable, and competitive way, not only in relation to nonprofit peers, but comparably sized private sector companies.
In 2018, we pledged to conduct an annual analysis of staff compensation and establish an action plan to ensure that we deliver on pay equity for all employees. Based on our inaugural annual compensation analysis, we made several adjustments in October 2018 to ensure adherence to our commitments. We also designed and implemented new performance assessment, promotion, and compensation guidelines and processes to take the work forward.