Index Concepts

JUST Capital’s Index Concepts demonstrate the power of investing in companies at the forefront of stakeholder value creation. We have taken the companies scoring in the top 20% of our Rankings – which evaluate how the nation’s largest corporations perform on the Issues that matter most to Americans today – by a specific Stakeholder, Issue, or Benchmark.

Incepted on December 31, 2021, the indexes are a powerful tool in helping us continue to build the business and investor case for why just business is better business. They can be leveraged and licensed as is, or spark a conversation for how we might work together to craft a custom index or product. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

Index Concepts Categories


Communities

To assess a company's impact on the communities in which it operates at home and abroad, JUST measures whether it (1) creates jobs in the U.S., (2) addresses human rights issues in the supply chain, (3) contributes to community development, and (4) gives back to local communities.

Communities Concepts

Communities Leaders

The Communities Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that are focused on their Communities. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize the U.S. communities where they operate.

Our data set covers four key Issues encompassing 42 data points, including a company's commitment to building local employment pipelines, building affordable housing, creating jobs in the U.S., supporting local and diverse suppliers, donating to local schools and HBCUs, prioritizing human rights across its supply chain, and more. The Communities stakeholder accounts for 18% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Communities Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
02-13-2024 6.27% -3.31%

Performance

Communities Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Communities Leaders

Jobs Leaders

The Jobs Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that create jobs in the U.S.. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize job creation within the communities in which they operate.

Our data set tracks corporate performance across six data points, including the Percent and Number of U.S. Jobs Created, Apprenticeship Programs, Veteran Hiring Policies, Re-Entry Policies, and more. The "Creates jobs in the U.S." Issue was the second most important identified by Americans in our survey and accounts for 11.1% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Jobs Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
02-13-2024 7.74% -3.31%

Performance

Jobs Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Jobs Leaders

Community Development Leaders

The Community Development Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that contribute to community development. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that support development and resiliency in the communities where they operate.

Our data set tracks corporate performance on 12 data points, including a company's spend on local, diverse, and veteran suppliers, its efforts to support local schools, its creation or funding of affordable housing, and more. The "Contributes to community development" Issue represents 2.3% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Community Development Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
02-13-2024 0% -3.31%

Performance

Community Development Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Community Development Leaders

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