The 32 Companies Leading for Their Workers by Industry Tend to Outperform
Looking at the industry leaders for workers, we see that they have outperformed the Russell 1000 by 8.6% over the trailing one-year period
Among Companies Leading on Living Wage, Tech Outnumbers Other Industries
Technology and Utilities companies pay more workers a living wage than other industries.
Companies Offering Tuition Reimbursement Have Higher Dividend Yields
Looking at the 653 companies we rank that offer tuition reimbursement, we see that corporate leaders can prioritize education and training for their workforces and communities without sacrificing financial return.
Performance Across Industries Shows There Is No Financial Disincentive to Releasing Board Diversity Data
Our charts this week highlight the sectors that have provided disclosure of their boards’ racial and ethnic diversity relative to other sectors that did not disclose.
Shareholder Activism Takes Hold as Proxy Season Gives Rise to ESG Issues
The June 2021 edition of the ESG Acceleration report from MUFG Research highlights the wide range of ESG shareholder resolutions being proposed this proxy season.
The JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index Continues Strong Performance
We recently marked the 3rd anniversary of Goldman Sachs’ JUST ETF, which tracks the JULCD Index based on our annual Rankings of the Russell 1000.
Chart of the Week: Companies with Veteran Supplier Programs Achieve Higher Profitability Than Those Without
Among the 309 companies we rank that provide veteran supplier policies, we see higher return on assets, return on equity, and return on capital across the board.
Chart of the Week: The Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families & Communities Outperform the Russell 1000
We examine the trailing one-year returns of the Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities, relative to the Russell 1000 companies we rank.
Chart of the Week: Companies That Provide Human Rights Disclosure Outperform Those That Don’t
Of the 928 companies we ranked in 2021, 458 provide human rights disclosure and outperform those that do not by 3.2% over the trailing year.
Chart of the Week: Sustainability-Linked Bonds Present a Win-Win for Companies to Follow Through on the ‘S’ in ESG
We look at new research from S&P Global on the rise Sustainability Linked Bonds, and how they are a sustainability solution that can work for industries that are hard to decarbonize.
Chart of the Week: JUST 100 Companies Continue to Exemplify Strong Leadership While Achieving Alpha
Looking at the performance of the JUST 100, we see significant alpha relative to the average Russell 1000 company we rank.
Chart of the Week: Companies That Actively Address Diversity Also Have Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This week’s chart takes a look at an intriguing correlation we found in our data – companies with diversity & inclusion policies and targets also tend to produce less greenhouse gas emissions.
New Regulations Could Mean the End of Greenwashing in Record-Breaking ESG Flows
We have seen flows into ESG funds go from roughly $5 billion to nearly $400 billion since 2015, which begs the question many have asked: what constitutes an ESG fund?
Chart of the Week: Companies that Give More Pre-Tax Profits to Charity Tend to Have Higher ROE
In this Chart of the Week, we take a look at our charitable giving data to analyze whether there are meaningful trends around the ROE of Russell 1000 companies.
Chart of the Week: Climate Change Is Increasingly Driving Investment Policy
This week, we highlight how investment strategies are rapidly realigning to account for climate change.
Chart of the Week: ESG ETF Costs Present an Opportunity for The Next Frontier of Indexing
This week’s chart from the Wall Street Journal explores the recent tidal wave of ESG funds and dives into the average expense ratios of U.S. equity ETFs.
The Future of ESG is Customized, Personalized, and Values-Driven
More investors are recognizing that investing can serve a dual purpose – to both reach financial goals and to perpetuate core values by supporting companies doing right by all shareholders.
Chart of the Week: Examining the Outperformance of Companies that Prioritize Ethical Leadership
Do companies that act ethically out perform their peers that lag behind?
Companies That Prioritize Workforce Investment and Training Outperform Those That Don’t
Companies that have invested in their workforces have been more successful than those that haven’t for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why Addressing the C-Suite Gender Pay Gap Presents an Opportunity for Growth
This week, we look at Morningstar’s most recent analysis Jackie Cook, diving into the C-suite Gender Pay Gap.
Utilities With High Carbon Emissions Intensity: Investment or Gamble?
With the societal and legal move towards decarbonization, utilities that emit a comparatively high amount of carbon are challenged by stranded assets and/or potentially high costs to upgrade equipment.
Companies That Have the Most Workers Earning a Living Wage Have Higher Returns on Assets
Companies that don’t pay their workers well need to take up more debt (i.e. more risk) to have the same returns on equity as those that pay their workers well.
Industry Leaders Are Embracing the ‘Gold Standard’ of Diversity Disclosure
There is a movement to release EEO-1 diversity data as an important early step to building an inclusive corporate culture.
Chart of the Week: Companies With Fewer Controversies Outperformed in 2020
We take a look at our 2021 ranked companies that had controversies across all of our various stakeholders to show that, unsurprisingly, companies with fewer controversies slightly outperform those with more.
Chart of the Week: More Evidence of the Rapidly Growing Importance of the “S” in ESG
Will the social element of ESG remain on both the American public’s and professional investors’ minds as we enter 2021
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