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June 24, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Experts Explain How Companies Can Navigate the Fallout of Roe v Wade Overturning

We spoke with business consultants Susan McPherson of McPherson Strategies and Mackenzie Long and Caty Gordon of Evergreen Strategy Group about guidance they have been sharing with companies in response to the overturning of abortion as a federal right.

June 17, 2022  |  JUST Capital

As the SEC Finalizes Its Climate Disclosure Standards, It Must Consider Popular Demand for Better Data

Read why JUST Capital submitted a public comment in favor of the SEC’s climate disclosure standards.

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.

June 2, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Rethinking Former GE CEO Jack Welch’s Legacy Offers Insight Into the Future of American Capitalism

New York Times reporter David Gelles takes on the late iconic CEO and calls for structural change in his book “The Man Who Broke Capitalism.”

May 6, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JPMorgan Chase’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Breaks Down 4 Lessons From Overseeing the Firm’s $2.5 Trillion Sustainability Initiative

We spoke with JPM’s Demetrios Marantis about the work behind the bank’s new ESG report, including an update on the firm’s $2.5 trillion sustainability plan, as well as its response to the Russia-Ukraine war.

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.

March 21, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The SEC Is Close to Requiring Emissions Disclosure – Here’s Where Companies Stand

Requirements for Scopes 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions reporting are on the way. Companies have some catching up to do.

March 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

State Street Global Advisors’ CEO and Head of Asset Stewardship Talk Proxy Season, the State of Energy Amid Ukraine War, and the Future of ESG

State Street’s Cyrus Taraporevala and Benjamin Colton say ESG should be about “value, not values.”

February 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Is It Time for Meta to Embrace The Stakeholder Model?

Facebook parent company Meta lost $250 billion in market cap value on Thursday. Its recent decline in some ESG ratings, like our Rankings, may provide some additional context.

December 2, 2021  |  JUST Capital

PwC U.S. Chair Tim Ryan and Harvard Business School’s Sandra Sucher Break Down Guiding Actions Business Leaders Can Take to Build Trust

We spoke with PwC US chief Tim Ryan and HBS trust expert Sandra Sucher about guiding principles from PwC’s Trust Leadership Institute and Sucher’s book, “The Power of Trust.”

October 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Explains How He’s Building a Movement of CEOs to Change How the World Does Business

Paul Polman talks about his new book “Net Positive” and Imagine, his CEO collective set on making long-term stakeholder value creation the norm in business.

September 24, 2021  |  JUST Capital

A Top Corporate Sustainability Consultant Says There’s a Major Gap in Climate Policy Between ‘Leading Edge’ Companies Like Google and Microsoft and Everyone Else

Andrew Winston, co-author with former Unilever CEO Paul Polman of the upcoming book “Net Positive,” says corporations have finally recognized the necessity of sustainability policies but most have to be bolder and more focused on the long term.

September 10, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Century Foundation’s Julie Kashen Says Child Care Policy Is Needed for Businesses and the Economy, and ‘Now Is Our Chance’ to Pass It

The Century Foundation’s director of women’s economic justice believes that a robust child care infrastructure will benefit America’s corporations and overall economy.

September 3, 2021  |  JUST Capital

How a Living Wage Differs From a Minimum Wage and Why It Should Be a Business Imperative

We’ll take you through the basics of MIT’s Living Wage Calculator and show you why more American corporations need to consider what it means to pay a living wage.

August 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Authors of a Landmark Corporate Diversity Study Highlight the Actions Business Leaders Have Overlooked for Too Long

Professors Ella Bell Smith and Stella M. Nkomo discuss why their book “Our Separate Ways” is as relevant as ever in its 20th anniversary republishing.

August 19, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Despite Critics, There’s ‘No Going Back’ From Stakeholder Capitalism, Says the Professor Who Pioneered the Theory in the ‘80s

University of Virginia professor Ed Freeman told JUST that critics of stakeholder capitalism misinterpret it in three primary ways, rather than seeing it as the ideal way to run a growing, profitable business.

June 2, 2021  |  JUST Capital

‘We Always Believed We Had a Compelling Case for Change’ – JUST Interviews Activist Investor Engine No. 1 After Exxon Victory

The small hedge fund secured at least two seats on ExxonMobil’s board last week, saying the oil and gas giant needed change at the top to evolve through the energy transition.

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 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Pandemic Showed That Companies Must Rethink Responsibilities to Their Workers, Says Financial Health Network CEO Jennifer Tescher

FHN’s Jennifer Tescher makes the case for joining the Worker Financial Wellness Initiative, the first step toward building stronger, more resilient companies based on a holistic understanding of financial health.

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 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Intel’s Chief Diversity Officer Explains Why the Company Is Spearheading a Tech Alliance Around Racial Equity, and Shares What It’s Already Learned

Dawn Jones, Intel’s chief diversity officer, is one of the leaders of the new Alliance for Global Inclusion. Founding members also include Dell, Nasdaq, NTT Data, and Snap.

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 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

5 of America’s Largest Public Companies Leading the Way for Women in the Workplace

These companies check all the boxes when it comes to pay parity, policies that particularly benefit mothers, and women on their board.

March 4, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Synchrony’s CHRO Explains How COVID-19 Transformed How the Company Works – and Why It’s Encouraging All Employees to Work From Home Even After the Pandemic

Synchrony’s DJ Casto tells us why the financial services company cut 40% of its office space square footage and is embracing a hybrid model of “hubs” and working from home for its 16,500 employees.

February 25, 2021  |  JUST Capital

There Are Nearly 10 Million ‘Bad Jobs’ at the Largest U.S. Companies. Why Zeynep Ton Says Now is the Perfect Time to Change This Status Quo.

MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton explains why assessing your workforce’s financial wellness is a powerful first step toward building long-term value and resilience.

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