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


Environment

To evaluate a company's environmental impact, JUST measures whether it (1) minimizes pollution, (2) uses sustainable materials, (3) combats climate change, and (4) uses resources efficiently.

Environment Concepts

Environment Leaders

The Environment Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings focused on the Environment. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize protecting natural resources and reducing environmental impact.

Our data set covers four Issues encompassing 48 data points, including those that track Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions, Climate Commitments, Sustainable Materials, Renewable Energy Percentages, and more. Overall, Environmental Issues account for 12% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Environment Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
04-15-2024 4.47% -3.29%

Performance

Environment Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Environment Leaders

Climate Change Leaders

The Climate Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that actively employ strategies to mitigate climate-related risks. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that set clear operational commitments and goals designed to combat climate change.

Our data set encompasses 10 data points, such as Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Commitments to Net Zero by 2050, SBTI 1.5 Degree Scenario Targets, and more. The "Combats climate change" Issue accounts for 2.6% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Climate Change Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
04-15-2024 5.41% -3.29%

Performance

Climate Change Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Climate Change Leaders

Sustainable Products & Services Leaders

The Sustainable Materials Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that use sustainable materials. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize sustainable materials across their operations and supply chain in an effort to limit their environmental impact.

Our data set encompasses 32 data points, covering Scope 3 Emissions from a variety of sources, as well as whether a company makes efforts to reduce packaging, implement circular practices, utilize alternative fuel vehicles, and more. The "Uses Sustainable Materials" Issue accounts for 3.5% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Sustainable Products & Services Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
04-15-2024 4.87% -3.29%

Performance

Sustainable Products & Services Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sustainable Products & Services Leaders

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