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May 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The 5 JUST 100 Companies Leading on Gender Board Diversity

Women make up over 40% of board members and chair at least one committee at General Motors, Citigroup, Procter & Gamble, Nielsen, and Merck.

May 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Boards Are Increasingly Tying Goals to ESG Metrics As Demand From Shareholders Rises

While companies face a record-level of ESG proxy challenges this year, our analysis finds a steady increase in disclosure of board ESG oversight over the past three years.

April 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

With Investor Pressure and SEC Requirements Accelerating, Corporate America Needs to Step Up on Environment Disclosure

We took a look at what environment metrics the largest U.S. companies are sharing, finding disclosures are low overall with over a third sharing no data.

April 22, 2022  |  JUST Capital

America’s Top 10 Companies for Environmental Performance in 2022

These companies are showing what’s possible when it comes to reducing a business’ climate impact.

April 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

America’s 32 Industry Leaders for Environmental Performance in 2022

Ahead of Earth Day, we’re taking a look at the companies going beyond the status quo for environmental disclosures and actions.

April 13, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Preparing for New SEC Climate Reporting Standards Should Look at Those Already Leading the Way

These corporations are showing how the most effective and useful climate commitments are understandable, comprehensive, innovative, and achievable.

April 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

PepsiCo’s Head of Comms and the Former CEO of Best Buy Discuss How the War in Ukraine Is Testing Corporate Values

PepsiCo’s Jon Banner shared how the company’s experience on the Poland-Ukraine border is shaping its strategy, and former CEO Hubert Joly pulled out universal leadership lessons for this moment.

April 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Chipotle, Intel, and Prudential Leaders Share How They’re Using Transparency, Real-Time Feedback, and Advancement to Recruit and Retain Workers

Chipotle, Intel, and Prudential share how responding to the shifting labor market with real-time engagement, transparency, and opportunity has bolstered recruitment and retention.

April 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

C-Suite Leaders of Nasdaq, Engine No. 1, and Lord Abbett Discuss the Future of ESG and Their Role In It

As proxy season gears up, leaders from Engine No. 1, Lord Abbett, and Nasdaq sat down with Andrew Ross Sorkin to share where they see ESG investing heading.

March 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The Top Five Companies Leading on Paid Parental Leave in 2022

HPE, Etsy, Dropbox, Netflix, and Lululemon Athletica are leading when it comes to paid parental leave policies among Russell 1000 companies.

March 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Just 23% of the Largest U.S. Companies Analyze Their Gender Pay Gaps, Marking Stalled Progress Toward Wage Equity

New JUST Capital analysis finds less than a quarter of the country’s largest employers are conducting gender pay equity analyses, with progress stalling over the last three years.

February 8, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Disclosing the Highest Level of Workforce Diversity Data – EEO-1 Report – Saw Higher 2021 Returns

Amid calls for greater transparency, companies that disclose an EEO-1 report saw higher returns than their Russell 1000 peers by 2.4% over the trailing one-year period ending in 2021.

January 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Microsoft and Activision Are on Opposite Ends of JUST Capital’s Rankings – The $70 Billion Acquisition Will Be an Interesting Test for Stakeholder Capitalism

After the news that Microsoft intends to acquire the video game developer Activision Blizzard in a massive deal, we break down each company’s stakeholder scores from JUST Capital’s 2022 Rankings.

December 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Audible, Newark Venture Partners, and PeduL Leaders Share Why Corporate Community Investment Is a Key Opportunity for Advancing Racial Equity and Business

We heard from Newark-based corporate leaders on why investing locally presents key economic opportunity for communities themselves – and for business.

December 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

JUST, Apple, and Unilever Board Member Andrea Jung and JUSTGen Leaders Discuss What Companies Can Do to Better Serve Women

On GivingTuesday, Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung sat down with Harlem Capital’s Tonna Obaze and the Defense Department’s Won Palisoul for a conversation on how companies can do better for women.

December 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies Need to Consider These Four Factors When Setting a Climate Target

After analyzing the climate commitments of America’s largest companies, we’ve determined the common traits of the most effective ones.

November 4, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Why Corporate America Needs Common Language for Climate Commitments

Climate action is a growing priority for corporate leadership, but the lack of consistency in language used to describe commitments is a growing problem.

October 26, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Ahead of UN Climate Summit, HP’s CEO Shares Why The Company Is Doubling Down on Sustainability

HP CEO Enrique Lores joined our Quarterly JUST Call to discuss how the company’s sustainability initiatives have led to the generation of more than $1 billion in revenue for two years straight.

October 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Department of Commerce, Edwards Lifesciences, P&G, and PolicyLink Highlight How To Lead an Equitable Economic Recovery for Workers

We sat down with leaders from the Department of Commerce, Edwards Lifesciences, P&G, and PolicyLink to discuss how business and government can deliver an equitable economic recovery for workers.

September 30, 2021  |  JUST Capital

America’s Child Care Crisis Calls for Stronger Corporate and Policy Action

The pandemic has made the scale of the child care crisis in the U.S. clear. Corporate leaders have a significant role to play in backing holistic solutions to support workers and their families.

September 23, 2021  |  JUST Capital

C2ES, UN Global Compact, and WRI Experts Break Down What To Look For In Corporate Climate Commitments

During Climate Week, we brought together experts from C2ES, UN Global Compact, and WRI to look at the state of corporate climate commitments and how to incentivize more ambitious action.

September 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chipotle, PayPal, and Prudential Financial Highlight Why Worker Financial Wellness Should Be a Post-Pandemic Priority for Corporate America

Worker Financial Wellness Initiative participants Chipotle, PayPal, and Prudential Financial share how companies can boost business resilience in a post-pandemic economy by investing in their employees’ financial security.

September 16, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Morningstar and JUST Capital Partner Seeds Share How Everyday Investors Can Make Better ESG Decisions

As ESG fund inflows soar, we spoke to experts from Morningstar and Seeds on what everyday investors should be taking into account in decision-making.

September 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Labor Day 2021: The 32 Companies Leading for Their Workers by Industry

The American public wants to see worker health, safety, financial well-being, and equality prioritized over the course of the pandemic and beyond – these 32 companies are leading the way.

August 5, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Ariel Investments Co-CEO Shares Two Ways of Overcoming the Biggest Corporate Diversity Challenges

Mellody Hobson shares what’s holding companies back from being more transparent on their diversity efforts, and how they can overcome these hurdles.

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