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March 20, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Biden Vetoes ESG Legislation But ESG Isn’t About Politics

ESG has become politicized, but the truth is it was never about politics. It’s about smarter investing and better business. Government and industry need to work together to get it right rather than use it to advance narrow political agendas.

March 15, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Watch the 2023 JUST Leadership Summit: Building Better Companies Through JUST Jobs

Watch the full 2023 JUST Leadership Summit featuring insights from JUST 100 leaders, including Verizon, American Electric Power, Mastercard, Hershey, and Nike.

March 15, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Secret to Effective Communication on ESG

Words matter. Especially, as our recent focus groups show, when it comes to how the public thinks about ESG, “woke-ness,” and corporations’ role in society.

March 13, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST Jobs Scorecard Shows Room for Companies to Lead on Job Quality Disclosure, With Established Leaders Outperforming Peers

Our new JUST Jobs Scorecard finds that there’s room for companies to grow on job quality disclosure and, for those that are already leading the way, market outperformance against their peers.

March 7, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: What Americans Actually Think About ESG

One of the arguments those opposed to ESG often make is that it is antithetical to the interests of everyday hard-working Americans.

March 2, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Why Home Depot Is Investing $1 Billion in Workers

Home Depot announced Tuesday it will direct $1 billion to give its hourly employees in the U.S. and Canada a raise and to lift starting wages for staff across supply chain, customer care, merchandising, and other frontline roles to at least $15 an hour.

February 21, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Is Ohio A Turning Point for the Railroad Industry?

The derailment of the Norfolk Southern Corporation freight train 32N in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3 is turning into a stakeholder disaster of the highest order and, I suspect, a defining moment for the industry.

February 3, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Should CEO Pay Be Tied To Stakeholder Value Creation?

We know from our polling that Americans are unhappy with CEO pay. But what if it was tied more explicitly to total stakeholder value creation?

January 27, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Walmart Helps Its Workers Live a Little Better

At a time when so many workers are worried about their jobs and struggling to cope with higher costs of living, about 340,000 people (roughly 21% of Walmart’s workforce) will have a little more to help make ends meet.

January 10, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital and CNBC Release the 2023 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies and Marquee JUST 100 List

Discover which companies are leading on the issues that matter most to Americans today. In 2023, Bank of America leads the JUST 100 for the first time.

January 10, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Wells Fargo, Meta, PG&E, Boeing, and Others Receive ‘Unique Event Treatment’ in JUST’s 2023 Rankings

Each year, we factor into our Rankings a variety of events deemed materially detrimental to a company’s just business behavior.

January 10, 2023  |  JUST Capital

How We Updated the 2023 Ranking Methodology to Better Reflect Gig Workers’ Access to Key Benefits and Policies

We have removed the “Under Review” tag for Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash for the 2023 Rankings and are now proportionately discounting scores depending on which workers have access to benefits and policies.

November 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How the Midterms Might Affect Corporate Stakeholder Leadership

I’ve spent much of the week talking to business leaders about what Tuesday’s election results could mean for corporate stakeholder leadership. The answer – like the outcome of a few key races – is not yet clear.

November 4, 2022  |  JUST Capital

What Reducing Emissions Could Save or Cost America’s Largest Companies

With eyes on corporate climate commitments during COP27, we teamed up with Harvard Business School to look at the savings or cost carbon pricing would bring companies.

October 14, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: ‘Critics of ESG Are as Wrong as a Frog in a Fire’ Says PTJ

Our cofounder and chairman Paul Tudor Jones spoke with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin on what ESG critics are getting wrong, pointing to JUST data.

October 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Can Creating JUST Jobs Unite Americans?

We spoke to investor and AOL cofounder Steve Case on why people, both in workforces and communities, are key to corporate success.

September 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: A Winter of Discontent? It’s Time to Focus on JUST Jobs

In the face of economic uncertainty, we gathered corporate and nonprofit leaders to discuss why now’s the time to invest in workers and create JUST Jobs.

September 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Insights to Impact Virtual Event – Defining a JUST Job for Today’s Economy

On September 28, JUST Capital convened corporate and nonprofit leaders for an Insights to Impact virtual event – Defining a JUST Job for Today’s Economy.

September 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Climate Week Surfaces Some Fundamental Questions

During Climate Week, we took a look at the state of climate commitments across corporate America.

September 16, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Don’t Believe the Hype, Americans Agree on What Companies Should Do

Across every demographic group we surveyed, whether political affiliation, race, gender, age, or income group, Americans are united in wanting companies to prioritize workers and pay a fair, living wage.

September 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Launches the Multi-Year JUST Jobs Program

The JUST Jobs program will build on in-depth survey research on what Americans across all demographics value most in jobs today and robust job quality frameworks, with the goal of strengthening businesses, the economy, and the livelihoods of people around the country.

August 31, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Across Political Divides, Americans Agree: Companies Should Prioritize Workers’ Economic Security, Driving Competitive Advantage

Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike agree that it’s a company’s responsibility to pay its frontline workers enough to make ends meet.

August 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

In the Midst of Economic Uncertainty, Pressure to Disclose Human Capital Data Grows – Here’s How Corporate America Is Measuring Up

Despite widespread support for increased disclosure, when we analyzed the state of human capital disclosure among America’s 1000 largest public companies, we found that overall they are currently lagging.

June 27, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How is Corporate America Responding to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade?

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade – a decision that will demand critical leadership not only from the public sector, but from the private sector as well. To understand how the landscape will shift for the American workforce, we will be tracking how America’s largest companies respond to the ruling.

June 13, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Virtual Event – Moving the Needle: Tracking Corporate Progress on Racial Equity

On June 13, JUST Capital convened corporate and nonprofit leaders for a virtual event – Moving the Needle: Tracking Corporate Progress on Racial Equity. 

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