Edelman’s US Head of Sustainability Says CEOs Are Making a Mistake by Giving Into the ‘Greenhushing’ Trend – and Offers an Alternative Approach
Edelman’s Alex Heath says now is the moment for corporate leaders to build trust with their stakeholders through focused, transparent messaging.
These Were JUST Capital’s Most Popular Stories of 2022
Our top articles this year included how America’s largest companies addressed racial equity, climate change, and the war in Ukraine.
Highlights from Paul Tudor Jones’ Discussion with 3 CEOs About the Future of Capitalism
JUST Capital co-founder and chair Paul Tudor Jones led a panel about ESG and stakeholder capitalism with former Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, Grameen CEO Andrea Jung, and Interactive Brokers former founding CEO and current chair Thomas Peterffy.
3 Charts That Show Why Companies Should Regularly Raise Wages to Match Inflation
We illustrate how inflation reduces the purchasing power of wages and causes pay cuts for workers over time.
JUST Capital Makes the Case for Smart Corporate Disclosure in Front of Congress
JUST Capital’s Head of Investor Strategies, Cambria Allen-Ratzlaff, appeared before a U.S. House Committee on Financial Services subcommittee to explain how our work is guided by the public and aligns with investors’ interests.
Steve Case’s Vision for American Business Is One He Thinks the Whole Country Can Get Behind
Investor and AOL cofounder Steve Case explains why he’s dedicated the last eight years to his “Rise of the Rest” initiative, which develops startup ecosystems across the United States, and how it aligns with many of JUST’s big picture goals.
How American Electric Power Successfully Made Diversity and Inclusion Core to Its Business Strategy
American Electric Power DEI managers Kimberly Hughes and Alyvia Johnson share key lessons from the energy company’s journey to increase equity and career mobility.
Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim Explains Why He Welcomes ESG Criticism As Vital to Its Future
HBS’s George Serafeim discusses his new book, “Purpose and Profit,” and what debates around Tesla and Danone can teach us about sustainability and ESG.
Why Investing in Workers Amid Today’s Inflation Can Be a Smart Business Decision
Our new polling research finds large majorities of Americans believe companies should be taking care of their workforces during high inflation.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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