‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Companies That Have the Most Workers Earning a Living Wage Have Higher Returns on Assets
Companies that don’t pay their workers well need to take up more debt (i.e. more risk) to have the same returns on equity as those that pay their workers well.
Industry Leaders Are Embracing the ‘Gold Standard’ of Diversity Disclosure
There is a movement to release EEO-1 diversity data as an important early step to building an inclusive corporate culture.
Examining the Public’s Perception of Early Corporate COVID Responses Offers Insight Into Effective Stakeholder-Driven Leadership
Using JUST’s data and Converseon’s social media analysis, we take a look at how the public perceived the actions of 11 major corporations during the early days of the pandemic.
Survey: Here’s What Americans Expect From Corporate America in the Wake of the Capitol Riot
Despite some expected partisan splits, Republicans and Democrats alike look to CEOs for leadership and want corporate political spending reined in.
The Attack on the Capitol Prompted an Unprecedented Wave of Responses From Corporate America – We’ve Collected Them
After a group of Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of Biden’s victory, leaders of the country’s largest companies and trade groups responded.
50 Years After the Introduction of the ‘Friedman Doctrine,’ It’s Time to Create a New Capitalism
Milton Friedman and his peers set America on the course of shareholder primacy. Business leaders and academics are considering what must be done for a stakeholder-driven alternative.
How CEOs Can Lead Better If They Shed Myths of the Middle Class and Invest in Workers
New York Times economics reporter Jim Tankersley shares lessons from “The Riches of This Land.”
Essential Workers Remain at High Risk on the Frontlines. But for Many, Hazard Pay Has Expired.
Of the 38 hazard pay policies originally announced by America’s largest employers, half are confirmed to have expired.
Humana’s CEO Explained How the Coronavirus Crisis Has Confirmed the Value of a Long-Term, Stakeholder-Driven Strategy
The health care company is working to align shareholder value with a positive societal impact, said CEO Bruce Broussard in the Quarterly JUST Call.
As CEOs Face a Legacy-Defining Moment, We Are Providing a Blueprint for Their Role in Achieving Racial Equity
The public is demanding CEOs help create a more equitable society.
These Are the Corporate Responses to the George Floyd Protests That Stand Out
We’ve highlighted companies that took actions that will outlast the moment we’re in.
This Is When the Hazard Pay Benefits From the Largest American Employers Have Already Expired or Are About to
The virus has not been defeated, but wage increases for many frontline workers are set to expire.
Activist DeRay Mckesson: If You Take Black Lives Matter Seriously, Now Is the Time to Step Up As a Corporate Citizen
Mckesson said the George Floyd protests are providing an opportunity for lasting structural change.
JPMorgan Chase’s Head of Philanthropy Explains How the Bank Is Investing $250 Million in Communities Hit Hardest by Coronavirus
The bank announced Wednesday a new deployment of $35 million in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Forbes Uses JUST Data in a New Ranking of Top Corporate Responders to the COVID-19 Crisis
The “Forbes Corporate Responders” list highlights large companies that reacted quickly and drastically to the pandemic.
18 Million Americans Are Temporarily Laid Off – But That Doesn’t Guarantee They’ll Have a Job Waiting for Them
Early polling and research show a disconnect between workers’ and economists’ expectations.
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