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July 2, 2024  |  JUST Capital

High Cost-of-Living Areas and Entry Level Jobs Can Provide Financial Security: Key Insights From our Wage Analysis

To understand the financial security of employees across America’s largest publicly traded companies, JUST Capital and Revelio Labs analyzed the amount employees’ wages exceed the local living wage necessary to cover basic budgetary needs. Here’s what we found.

June 28, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Climate Risks Create Big Opportunities for Corporate Leadership

According to researchers, “under current climate conditions, lost labor productivity due to heat in the U.S. could reach $100 billion a year [and] that loss could reach $200 billion by 2030 and $500 billion by 2050.”  

June 21, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Big Question Facing Social Media

This week’s call by the U.S. Surgeon General for tobacco-style warning labels on social media products is the latest chapter in one of the defining corporate justness narratives of our time: the impact of social media on the mental health of children and teens. 

June 19, 2024  |  JUST Capital

From Bereavement Leave to Sabbaticals, Emerging Worker Well-Being Trends from Leading Companies

Nine years of polling has shown that paid leave policies are a key way for companies to differentiate themselves as a JUST employer. Here are some of the most unique paid leave policies companies are implementing, and the results for their employees and their business.

June 14, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: “Corporations have but one value: Shareholder value. That’s all.”

June can be a tricky month for corporate leaders. Between Pride, Juneteenth and Father’s Day, there’s a lot for companies to stake out a position on, support, or – in an era of backlash – potentially stay silent on.

June 13, 2024  |  JUST Capital

Levi Strauss’s CHRO Details Why the Company Expanded Family Leave

Why did Levi Strauss & Co. expand their paid family leave plan, and how did they make it happen? We speak with CHRO Tracy Layney to get the details.

June 7, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Will This Business Decade Be Turbulent, Tepid, or Transformational?

Hi – it’s Alison Omens, President of JUST Capital, filling in for Martin with a dispatch this week from Washington D.C., where JUST Capital’s media partner, CNBC, hosted their second annual CEO Council Summit. Given our location and the upcoming election, much of the conversation centered on how CEOs can navigate the political environment to lead in transitional and turbulent times.

May 24, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Corporate Reputations Are Sliding…Here’s How To Respond

According to the annual Axios Harris Poll 100 Corporate Reputation Survey, there has been “a systemic loss in corporate reputation” over the past year.

May 23, 2024  |  JUST Capital

How Will Predictive AI Reshape Business? Our Conversation with Igor Tulchinsky

We sat down with the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of WorldQuant to discuss the benefits and dangers of predictive AI for America’s business leaders and workers.

May 17, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How Can AI Benefit Workers?

We often dwell on the possible negative societal impacts of AI when we contemplate its future – instinctive fear of the unknown perhaps – but there are also some clear and very immediate positive applications. 

May 10, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Which Companies Do Best For Working Mothers?

Many companies are also doing more to explicitly accelerate progress for women within their workplaces – here are the leaders.

May 9, 2024  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s Top 5 Companies for Parents in 2024

What employers in the Russell 1000 lead the pack with their parental leave policies in 2024? Here are the five that came to the forefront. 

May 3, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Jamie Dimon Lays Out the Business Case for DEI

Amidst all the backlash on ESG and DEI, it’s been interesting to track what’s actually going on behind the scenes at the corporations we track – and why.

April 26, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Returns are In – Stakeholder Leadership Pays

As of March 29, 2024, our flagship index – the JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index (JULCD)  – has outperformed the Russell 1000 (Cap-Weighted) benchmark by 0.346% year-to-date and by 10.7% since inception.

April 19, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Ten Corporations That Are Leading On Environmental Protection

Monday is the 54th annual Earth Day, so in honor of that I thought we’d highlight a few companies that are showing extraordinary leadership on environmental matters. 

April 17, 2024  |  JUST Capital

America’s Top 10 Companies for Environmental Performance in 2024

For Earth Day, we evaluated the 10 companies with the best environmental performance in our 2024 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. Here are the leaders:

April 12, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Are Fortune’s 100 Best Places To Work Also JUST Employers?

Fortune published their 2024 100 Best Places to Work list recently. It’s highly regarded by major employers and obviously reflects a theme we know to be a top priority for the public, so we thought it’d be fun to compare and contrast against our own JUST Jobs Scorecard, which we released last week. 

April 5, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: A New Scorecard for Investing in the American Worker

Investing in human capital is one of the essential elements of business leadership today. But without a comprehensive set of metrics and a clear definition of what good actually looks like, it’s very difficult to know where to invest in order to improve.

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April 5, 2024  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Launches 2024 ‘JUST Jobs Scorecard’ Assessing Corporate Performance on Quality Jobs

Disclosures on the rise, but room for improvement for all of America’s largest companies.

March 29, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Investing In American Workers At Every Stage Of Life

Helping workers prepare for their financial futures is a major JUST issue. And it’s not only a problem for older working Americans. Indeed many Gen X and Millennial adults in the workforce today worry about the costs associated with both caring for their parents as well as their children. 

March 28, 2024  |  JUST Capital

America’s Top Companies for Women in 2024

These leading companies perform well on a number of data points, including offering flexible work hours, disclosing gender diversity data, and performing pay gap analyses.

March 22, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Investors Must Get Up The Curve On AI Risks And Opportunities

In the early 2000s, I was fortunate enough to be involved in some of the initial groundbreaking work that brought climate risks forward to the global investor community as a matter of significant financial relevance. This feels similar, but even more urgent.

March 15, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: America’s Workers May Be In Greater Financial Pain Than You Think

With the price of everything from gas to food remaining stubbornly high – February’s Consumer Price Index numbers released earlier this week showed inflation actually speeding up slightly – workers struggling to make ends meet seem set for further economic pain. 

March 12, 2024  |  JUST Capital

More Than 36% of Russell 1000 Workers Don’t Make a Family-Sustaining Living Wage

6.1 million full-time American workers are not making enough to support a family with another full-time working adult and two children, our latest report with Revelio Labs shows.

March 8, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: What Do Hasbro, Trane, Disney, RTX, and Peloton Have In Common?

The business case for investing in workers is surely watertight at this point. Let’s discuss some of the companies showing why:

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