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September 24, 2021  |  JUST Capital

How Municipal Markets Can Play a Role in Advancing Racial Equity

Explore our engagement framework that provides the opportunity to promote the efforts many municipalities are already making with regard to racial and social justice.

September 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The 32 Companies Leading for Their Workers by Industry Tend to Outperform

Looking at the industry leaders for workers, we see that they have outperformed the Russell 1000 by 8.6% over the trailing one-year period

July 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies Offering Tuition Reimbursement Have Higher Dividend Yields

Looking at the 653 companies we rank that offer tuition reimbursement, we see that corporate leaders can prioritize education and training for their workforces and communities without sacrificing financial return.

June 30, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Performance Across Industries Shows There Is No Financial Disincentive to Releasing Board Diversity Data

Our charts this week highlight the sectors that have provided disclosure of their boards’ racial and ethnic diversity relative to other sectors that did not disclose.

June 16, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index Continues Strong Performance

We recently marked the 3rd anniversary of Goldman Sachs’ JUST ETF, which tracks the JULCD Index based on our annual Rankings of the Russell 1000.

June 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies with Veteran Supplier Programs Achieve Higher Profitability Than Those Without

Among the 309 companies we rank that provide veteran supplier policies, we see higher return on assets, return on equity, and return on capital across the board.

May 6, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Sustainability-Linked Bonds Present a Win-Win for Companies to Follow Through on the ‘S’ in ESG

We look at new research from S&P Global on the rise Sustainability Linked Bonds, and how they are a sustainability solution that can work for industries that are hard to decarbonize.

April 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST 100 Companies Continue to Exemplify Strong Leadership While Achieving Alpha

Looking at the performance of the JUST 100, we see significant alpha relative to the average Russell 1000 company we rank.

April 14, 2021  |  JUST Capital

New Regulations Could Mean the End of Greenwashing in Record-Breaking ESG Flows

We have seen flows into ESG funds go from roughly $5 billion to nearly $400 billion since 2015, which begs the question many have asked: what constitutes an ESG fund?

April 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Climate Change Is Increasingly Driving Investment Policy

This week, we highlight how investment strategies are rapidly realigning to account for climate change.

March 18, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: ESG ETF Costs Present an Opportunity for The Next Frontier of Indexing

This week’s chart from the Wall Street Journal explores the recent tidal wave of ESG funds and dives into the average expense ratios of U.S. equity ETFs.

March 11, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Examining the Outperformance of Companies that Prioritize Ethical Leadership

Do companies that act ethically out perform their peers that lag behind?

March 3, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies That Prioritize Workforce Investment and Training Outperform Those That Don’t

Companies that have invested in their workforces have been more successful than those that haven’t for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 3, 2021  |  JUST Capital

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.

January 14, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies With Fewer Controversies Outperformed in 2020

We take a look at our 2021 ranked companies that had controversies across all of our various stakeholders to show that, unsurprisingly, companies with fewer controversies slightly outperform those with more.

December 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: More Evidence of the Rapidly Growing Importance of the “S” in ESG

Will the social element of ESG remain on both the American public’s and professional investors’ minds as we enter 2021

December 3, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart Of The Week: Minimum Wage Raises Are Only the First Step for JUST Companies

Both workers and shareholders benefit from a company’s focus on paying a living wage.

November 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart Of The Week: Environmental Protection Is Paying Off For Stakeholders

Companies with overall lower environmental impacts outperform their peers.

November 12, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: As We Prepare for a New Era of Policy Goals, Lowering Carbon Emissions Becomes Increasingly Important for Companies

Companies increasingly face the prospect of needing to incorporate carbon emissions and emission reductions when doing internal cost-benefit analysis for new projects. The chart from Bloomberg Green goes deeper.

November 5, 2020  |  JUST Capital

ESG Chart of the Week: 2021 JUST 100 Companies Outperform the Market

In light of last week’s analysis of the 2021 JUST Universe specific to return on equity, this week we dive into the new list of companies constituting the JUST 100, our annual list of America’s most just companies.

October 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST Businesses Have a Higher Return on Equity

We revisit a past Chart of the Week to show that the companies that support their workers continue to outperform the market.

October 1, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST Industry Leaders Maintain Their Performance Upside Through the Recovery

In this week’s Chart of the Week, we take a look at the JUST Industry leaders across our universe to examine their strong outperformance in this economic recovery.

September 23, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the (Climate) Week: Low Carbon Intensity Is Correlated With Higher Returns

Companies should use the opportunity that climate week represents to consider extending their engagement on limiting their carbon emissions across their whole value chain.

September 17, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Focus on Their Customers Outperform Their Peers During The Recovery

Companies that support customers by producing non-harmful and quality products, emphasizing privacy, using fair pricing, offering equal treatment, and more, outperform their competitors by 20.7% .

September 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

As Americans Embrace ESG Investing, the Challenges Against It Feel Less Valid Than Ever

Arguments in support of shareholder primacy and against stakeholder capitalism are out of sync with the voice of the American public, institutional investors, shareholders, and corporations themselves. 

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