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January 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Microsoft and Activision Are on Opposite Ends of JUST Capital’s Rankings – The $70 Billion Acquisition Will Be an Interesting Test for Stakeholder Capitalism

After the news that Microsoft intends to acquire the video game developer Activision Blizzard in a massive deal, we break down each company’s stakeholder scores from JUST Capital’s 2022 Rankings.

January 18, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How Do We Break the Death Grip of Mistrust? Through Action, Transparency, and Accountability.

Larry Fink’s annual letter and this year’s Edelman Trust Barometer echo everything we know at JUST Capital to be true about stakeholder capitalism.

January 13, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Watch JUST 100 CEOs Discuss Stakeholder Performance on CNBC

Executives from JUST 100 companies like Delta, IBM, and UPS, join CNBC to talk about leading the 2022 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies.

January 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Why We’ve Placed Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Under Review for JUST’s 2022 Rankings

Due to the lack of transparency around the independent contractors central to their business models, the ride sharing giants Uber and Lyft and delivery service DoorDash appear in our Rankings as “Under Review.”

January 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Why Altria, Meta, and PG&E Received a ‘Unique Event’ Treatment in JUST’s 2022 Rankings, Placing Them in the Bottom Quartile

We’ve determined through survey research and investigations that the tobacco manufacturer, Facebook’s parent company, and the California utilities company will receive unique event treatments in the model impacting their overall JUST Ranking.

January 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Want to Earn the Trust of the American Worker. Here’s How They Can Do It.

The American public’s trust in corporate America appears to be waning – but they are agreed on the issues that matter. As markets hit record highs, companies have a golden opportunity to step up.

January 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Welcomes Participant Chief Impact Officer Holly Gordon to Board of Directors

Participant’s Holly Gordon brings her experience and expertise at the intersection of art and activism to our Board.

December 20, 2021  |  JUST Capital

How Does Inflation Affect Corporate Justness?

How does inflation impact corporate justness? With inflationary pressures set to continue well into next year, it’s a key question. 

December 16, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The DOL’s Proposal to Eliminate ESG Barriers for 401(k) Providers Is Aligned with Americans’ Priorities and Best Interests

Read our public comment on the Department of Labor’s proposal to make ESG more accessible in retirement plans.

December 16, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Survey – Americans Are United on Wages, Jobs, and Accountability

The headline that we shared on CNBC’s Power Lunch yesterday is that Americans are united in wanting good jobs and accountability from the country’s largest companies. “Pays a fair, living wage” was (once again) the public’s top priority.

December 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Watch JUST CEO Martin Whittaker Discuss What Issues Americans Want Companies to Prioritize from our 2021 Issues Survey on CNBC’s Power Lunch

JUST CEO Martin Whittaker joins CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss our latest Issues report, outlining the American public’s top priorities for U.S. companies.

December 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Audible, Newark Venture Partners, and PeduL Leaders Share Why Corporate Community Investment Is a Key Opportunity for Advancing Racial Equity and Business

We heard from Newark-based corporate leaders on why investing locally presents key economic opportunity for communities themselves – and for business.

December 3, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report:  A New Era of JUST with CNBC 

We’re thrilled to announce our new expansive media partnership with CNBC. You’ll soon be seeing more of our data and insights across its broadcast, digital, and event platforms. Learn more inside.

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.”

December 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

JUST, Apple, and Unilever Board Member Andrea Jung and JUSTGen Leaders Discuss What Companies Can Do to Better Serve Women

On GivingTuesday, Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung sat down with Harlem Capital’s Tonna Obaze and the Defense Department’s Won Palisoul for a conversation on how companies can do better for women.

December 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies Need to Consider These Four Factors When Setting a Climate Target

After analyzing the climate commitments of America’s largest companies, we’ve determined the common traits of the most effective ones.

November 24, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: After COP, Companies Need To Prioritize Building ESG Trust

The stakeholder lens for corporate risk and value creation is vital to addressing climate and other systemic societal challenges, but can companies get the job done?

November 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Corporations as Community Partners in Racial Equity: Newark

How can corporations investing locally advance racial equity in the communities they impact? Join us for a deep look at Newark Venture Partners (NVP), which invests in high-growth startups and generates jobs and opportunities for residents in Newark, New Jersey.

November 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Business is Failing on The Promise of a ‘Great Reset’  

Yesterday we released our sixth annual Americans’ Views on Business Survey, and it is clear that confidence is waning.

November 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: ‘The Private Sector Needs to Play a Bigger Role’  

​​As COP26 draws to a close, it’s becoming clear how much the conversation has shifted to incorporate the financial and corporate worlds.

November 4, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Why Corporate America Needs Common Language for Climate Commitments

Climate action is a growing priority for corporate leadership, but the lack of consistency in language used to describe commitments is a growing problem.

October 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Sustainability Is Adding Over $1 Billion To HP’s Business Every Year 

What is fundamentally different from the COP of two decades ago, however, is that much of the activist rhetoric is now embraced by corporate leaders and investors.

October 26, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Ahead of UN Climate Summit, HP’s CEO Shares Why The Company Is Doubling Down on Sustainability

HP CEO Enrique Lores joined our Quarterly JUST Call to discuss how the company’s sustainability initiatives have led to the generation of more than $1 billion in revenue for two years straight.

October 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Workers Are Demanding More 

This week, close to 15,000 workers at companies like John Deere, Kellogg, and Kaiser Permanente are on strike right now to demand better wages and benefits.

October 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Department of Commerce, Edwards Lifesciences, P&G, and PolicyLink Highlight How To Lead an Equitable Economic Recovery for Workers

We sat down with leaders from the Department of Commerce, Edwards Lifesciences, P&G, and PolicyLink to discuss how business and government can deliver an equitable economic recovery for workers.

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