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


Workers

To understand job quality, JUST Capital measures whether a company (1) pays a fair, living wage, (2) protects worker health and safety, (3) supports workforce retention, advancement, and training, (4) provides benefits and work-life balance, and (5) cultivates an inclusive and equitable workforce.

Workers Concepts

Workers Leaders

The Workers Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that are focused on their Workers. This index concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize their workforces.

Our data set covers five key Worker Issues reflecting various aspects of the workforce, including whether companies conduct pay equity analyses, disclose workforce diversity data, offer paid time off, and provide paid parental leave, as well as the estimated percentage of workers making a living wage and CEO-to-median worker pay ratio. Worker Issues account for 44% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Workers Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
07-16-2024 21.47% 3.96%

Performance

Workers Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Workers Leaders

Workforce Advancement Leaders

The Workforce Advancement Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that support workforce retention, advancement, and training. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize upward mobility and the professional advancement of their workforces.

In this year's survey research, Americans identified Workforce Advancement as one of the top Issues companies should prioritize, and our data set tracks corporate performance on five data points: Average Hours of Training or Career Development Per Employee, Career Opportunities Rating, Tuition Reimbursement, Retention Rate, and Internal Hiring Rate. The Workforce Advancement Issue accounts for 7.1% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Workforce Advancement Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
07-16-2024 21.85% 3.96%

Performance

Workforce Advancement Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Workforce Advancement Leaders

Wages Leaders

The Wages Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that pay a fair, living wage. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize fair and equal pay that covers the basic financial needs of their workers.

Our data set covers seven key wage metrics encompassing 15 data points, capturing a company's commitment to pay equity, its estimated CEO-to-median worker pay ratio, its minimum wage disclosure, an estimate for the share of employees earning a living wage, and more. "Pays a fair, living wage" has consistently remained the single most important Issue in JUST Capital's annual survey research, and this year the Issue accounts for a significant 21.2% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of Wages Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
07-16-2024 18.21% 3.96%

Performance

Wages Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Wages Leaders

DEI Leaders

The DEI Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that cultivate inclusive and equitable workplaces. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issue accounts for 2.4% of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

In addition to Rankings data, JUST Capital collects information on workforce demographics, pay equity, and DEI policies from companies in the Russell 1000. JUST Capital also leads programs and initiatives on DEI-related issues, including the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity and the Corporate Racial Equity Tracker, driving further impact.

Cumulative Returns since Dec 31 2021
As Of DEI Leaders Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index
07-16-2024 7.1% 3.96%

Performance

DEI Leaders   Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

Sector Active Exposures vs. the Russell 1000 Equal Weighted Index

DEI Leaders

DEI & Workforce Advancement Leaders

The DEI & Workforce Advancement Leaders index concept takes the top 20% of Russell 1000 companies in JUST's annual Rankings that cultivate inclusive and equitable workplaces and support workforce retention, advancement, and training. This concept highlights the performance and impact of investing in companies that prioritize both diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and the professional development of their workforces. The DEI and Workforce Advancement Issues account for 2.4% and 7.1%, respectively, of a company's score in our 2023 Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies.

In addition to Rankings data, JUST Capital collects information on workforce demographics, pay equity, and DEI policies from companies in the Russell 1000. JUST Capital also leads programs and initiatives on DEI-related issues, including the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity and the Corporate Racial Equity Tracker, driving further impact.