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September 21, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Corporate Climate Commitments Are on The Rise, Largely in Less Ambitious Categories and Low Intensive Industries

Our latest analysis finds an increase in the number of climate commitments from Russell 1000 companies alongside a dichotomy between emissions and ambition levels within industries.

September 8, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Has Most Corporate Engagement Yet With Its Rankings Data Review

Our Data review period with corporate representatives is an essential aspect of our annual Rankings, and this year participation is up 373% over 2017.

August 25, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Mastercard’s Chief Inclusion Officer Shares How Data, Employee Input, and Customization Drive Its Diversity Strategy

We heard from Mastercard Chief Inclusion Officer, Randall Tucker, on how the company made diversity a priority for its 25,000 global employees.

August 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s 2022 Workforce Equity and Mobility Ranking

With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, JUST Capital has highlighted the top 100 companies in the Russell 1000 prioritizing DEI, career development, local employee pipelines, fair pay, and quality worker benefits.

August 11, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Bank of America’s Head of Diversity & Inclusion Explains How Its Hiring and Retention Practices Prioritize Equity and Upward Mobility for Workers

Bank of America Chief Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer, Cynthia Bowman, shares how the company’s taking a data-driven DEI approach to tackle systemic barriers to hiring and mobility.

August 11, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How Employers Are Using Practices Like Fair Chance Hiring and Apprenticeships to Increase Equity and Upward Mobility in the Workplace

The companies topping our 2022 Workforce Equity and Mobility Ranking outpace the Russell 1000 in setting specific DEI targets, implementing fair chance hiring, cultivating apprenticeships, and offering paid training and tuition reimbursement.

July 26, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The 2022 Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities

Amid new and compounding challenges to Americans’ health and well-being, we’re highlighting the top 100 companies that are stepping up for workers and their families, and communities across the U.S.

July 14, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Joined the U.S. Department of Labor and Families and Workers Fund to Better Understand the State of Job Quality in America

We’ve collected key takeaways from the U.S. Department of Labor and Families and Workers Fund’s Good Jobs Summit, where public and private sector leaders discussed how job quality needs to be paramount in this tight labor market.

June 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Are Spending with Diverse Suppliers to Advance Racial Equity in Their Communities

Our 2022 Racial Equity Tracker finds companies are more likely to leverage supplier spend with diverse businesses to advance racial equity in their communities.

June 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How JPMorgan Chase, Target, Citi, Bank of America, and PayPal are Reporting on Their Complex, Big-Dollar Racial Equity Commitments

Following companies’ big-dollar, multi-year commitments to advance racial equity, we took a look at how JPMorgan Chase, Target, Citi, Bank of America, and PayPal are reporting progress.

June 2, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s New Head of Investor Strategies Says It’s ‘Increasingly Irresponsible’ to Ignore ESG

Cambria Allen-Ratzlaff explains how she’s bringing her career in corporate governance and asset management to her role at JUST.

May 26, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s New Data Scorecards Elevate ESG Metrics and Corporate Stakeholder Performance on CNBC

Our new ESG scorecards provide CNBC with exclusive Rankings data points to support coverage and elevate ESG metrics alongside traditional financial metrics.

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.

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