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


Shareholders

To determine a company's commitment to corporate governance, JUST measures whether it (1) acts ethically at the leadership level, (2) generates returns for investors, and (3) prioritizes accountability to all stakeholders.

Shareholders Concepts

Shareholders & Governance Leaders

The Shareholders & Governance Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies JUST's annual Rankings that prioritize Shareholders & Governance issues. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize the interests of their investors and exercise best-practice corporate governance.

Our metrics cover three overarching Issues encompassing 71 data points, including Board Diversity, Board Independence, Board Oversight of ESG matters, Free Cash Flow, Five-Year Return on Equity, Internal Financial Controls, and more. Overall, Shareholder & Governance 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 Shareholders & Governance Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
02-13-2024 15.66% -3.85%

Performance

Shareholders & Governance Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Shareholders & Governance Leaders

Accountability to Stakeholders Leaders

The Accountability to Stakeholders Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that prioritize accountability to all stakeholders. This concept highlights the financial performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize good governance with diverse, independent boards that oversee corporate performance on key environmental, health, safety, and social matters.

JUST Capital's "Prioritize accountability to all stakeholders" Issue accounts for 2.1% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies, and covers three metrics encompassing 10 data points, tracking Board Independence, Board Diversity, and Board Oversight of JUST Issues, including if ESG-related performance is linked to compensation or remuneration for employees and executives.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Accountability to Stakeholders Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
02-13-2024 11.71% -3.85%

Performance

Accountability to Stakeholders Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Accountability to Stakeholders Leaders

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