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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.

July 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

CEOs Jean Case and Mellody Hobson Share How Corporate America Should Be Shaping an Equitable, Post-Pandemic Workforce

We sat down with Jean Case and Mellody Hobson to talk about what companies can do to avoid “diversity fatigue” and create a more equitable post-pandemic workforce for women and workers of color.

July 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

New Engine No. 1 ETF Brings Shareholder Activism to Retail Investors with Betterment

Following the launch of the Engine No. 1 Transform 500 ETF, we sat down with the activist firm and Betterment to talk about how this fund marks a shift in retail ESG investing.

June 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Expands Board Leadership, Welcomes Six New Members

New additions to JUST Capital’s Board of Directors include Brookings’ Amy Liu, Ariel Investments’ John W. Rogers, Jr., and former EY CEO, Mark Weinberger.

May 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Best Buy’s Former CEO Shares Leadership Lessons from the Hugely Successful Turnaround He Oversaw

Hubert Joly said that the essence of his leadership style is recognizing the humanity of his workforce and treating profit as an outcome of purpose, not the purpose itself.

May 13, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders, Former Patagonia CEO, and PolicyLink Explain How Corporate Leaders Should Approach Racial Equity Work

Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, and Rose Marcario share why knowing your values, working together, and accepting your mistakes is key to corporate leadership on racial equity.

May 11, 2021  |  JUST Capital

C-Suite Leaders Share the Biggest Challenges They’re Facing in Their Racial Equity Work

What PolicyLink, FSG, and JUST heard from corporate leaders in response to A CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity and what it means for what comes next.

May 6, 2021  |  JUST Capital

New Study Finds That Companies That Treated Workers Well Before COVID Were More Flexible When the Pandemic Hit

Using JUST’s data, researchers from Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Texas found that companies publicly embracing stakeholder capitalism treated workers better in the early days of the pandemic.

April 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

These 10 Companies Are Leading on Environmental Impact – Here’s Why:

As the U.S. announces a new climate target, these 10 companies are leading the way on their managing environmental impact.

April 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Why Engine No. 1 Is Taking on ExxonMobil in Arguably the Biggest Proxy Battle of the Season

We talked to Charlie Penner of the activist fund Engine No. 1 and Aeisha Mastagni of pension fund giant CalSTRS about the “Reenergize Exxon” campaign.

April 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

A Running Tally of How U.S. Companies Are Advancing Racial Equity

Over the coming weeks, we’ll continue to track significant racial equity announcements and actions from companies not captured in the first iteration of our Tracker here.

April 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

P&G’s Head of Communications and Advocacy Shares Insights from Navigating His Company’s Commitment to Racial Equity

P&G’s Damon Jones shares what he’s learned navigating the company’s commitment to racial equity and why he wants companies to “focus less on the perfect statement and more on actions that bring everyone together.”

April 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

American Electric Power’s CEO Highlights the Business Opportunity in Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

“This is the future. And we need to make that future happen as quickly as possible otherwise we’re just a caretaker of a museum,” he said.

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