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September 20, 2023  |  JUST Capital

After Contracting Typhoid, This 22-year-old Decided to Tackle Water Infrastructure Issues That Contribute to Disease and Economic Stagnation

Joshua Ichor is addressing an area of climate tech that’s often overlooked – water supply infrastructure and ensuring its longevity.

September 20, 2023  |  JUST Capital

How a 20-year-old Climate Tech Founder is Using Microgrids To Reimagine Energy Access

After learning how energy costs contributed to a tragedy in rural India, Pranav Myana vowed to help communities across the world access energy through more reliable and sustainable means.

September 7, 2023  |  JUST Capital

How Russell 1000 Leaders Are Meeting the Public’s Priorities: A Mid-Year Snapshot on Key Corporate Stakeholder Performance Issues

We took a look at trends in Russell 1000 companies announcing wage raises, increases in paid parental leave, and other just business behaviors through Q2 of 2023.

September 1, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Only 9% of America’s Largest Companies Disclose the Number of Days of Paid Sick Leave They Provide, Unchanged Since 2022

While millions of American workers do not currently have access to paid sick leave, multiple studies show that it provides tangible benefits to companies – reducing absenteeism, the number of employees working while sick, and reducing turnover.

August 30, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Top 10 Companies That Treat Employees Best

These companies lead in our 2023 Rankings on the core worker issues that matter most to the American public.

August 25, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Dan Schulman’s Lasting Impact on the American Worker

One of the most just CEOs of the last several years, PayPal’s Dan Schulman, will step down toward the end of September. His legacy for workers will endure.

August 18, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The ESG Shakeout Is Not as Simple as You Think

The ESG shakeout currently working its way through corporate America is taking some interesting twists and turns.

August 11, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: From UAW to Return-to-Work, American Worker Issues Are Heating Up

Make no mistake: Regardless of industry, workers are asking more of their employers in a way that hasn’t been seen in a long time.

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August 10, 2023  |  JUST Capital

This Tech CEO Works With Salesforce, Walmart, and Other Industry Leaders To Advance Pay Equity For Thousands of Workers

“Folks realize there’s no going back to the old way. This generation of employees expects companies to pay equitably,” the Syndio CEO said.

August 4, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: My Top Takeaway From Recent CEO Conversations

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing former Sprint CEO and JUST Capital Board member Dan Hesse about the importance of purpose-driven human leadership in business. 

August 2, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Explains How Companies Can Approach ‘Purpose-Driven’ Culture to Drive Shareholder Returns

Akamai Technologies Chairman Dan Hesse shares with JUST why culture is the most important element of corporate success.

July 28, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: UPS Deal Puts The American Worker Front and Center

What could have been a highly disruptive strike was avoided on Tuesday when UPS and the Teamsters – which represents more than half of the company’s workforce – reached an agreement on wages and benefits just days before their current contract expired.

July 21, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Are We Making Progress on Income Inequality?

While it’s true many Americans still face severe financial difficulties, it’s also true that things do seem to be finally trending in the right direction.

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July 20, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Morgan Stanley’s Chief Medical Officer Explains The Company’s Decision to Offer Enhanced Care Benefits: “It’s Part of Long-Term Thinking”

“Enhancing parental leave has a significant impact in terms of improving productivity, retention, and employee morale,” Morgan Stanley’s David Stark tells JUST Capital.

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July 19, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Zeynep Ton on Investing in Workers: ‘Paying Workers Low Wages is Actually Very Expensive’

“Investing in workers isn’t about being nice. You’re doing this because this is how you win with customers. This is how you win as a business.”

July 14, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Record Heat, Flash Floods, Megadroughts, and Sinking Cities

The world just had the hottest week on record, according to preliminary data published by the World Meteorological Organization. It follows the hottest June on record and, according to some scientists, possibly the hottest day on Earth – July 4th – in over 125,000 years.

July 7, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: SCOTUS Decision Puts Spotlight on Corporate DEI Programs

Last week’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in college admissions could have far-reaching implications for corporate America. 

June 30, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Our ETF Shows That Public Interest, Returns, and Impact Can Align

This week we marked the five-year anniversary of the JUST ETF. Launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the fund has delivered exactly what we expected: solid financial return and measurable positive change on just business behavior. 

June 30, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Amalgamated Bank CEO Priscilla Sims Brown and Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments at The Ford Foundation, Discuss the Investor Case for Just Business

The two leaders discussed the controversy surrounding ESG and how companies can create competitive value for shareholders in a stakeholder model.

June 27, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST ETF: Delivering What The Skeptics Said Wasn’t Possible

Five years ago I stood on the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange alongside JUST’s chair and co-founder Paul Tudor Jones to ring the opening bell to celebrate the launch of the JUST ETF. It was a defining moment for our organization that put us firmly on the map as a force for change.  

June 23, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Is A New Republican Vision for American Capitalism Emerging?

For the first time in a long while, a right-of-center economic policy thinker questioned the virtues of untrammeled free market capitalism.

June 22, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Welcomes Two New Board Directors, Sushmita Banerjee and David Kamenetzky

BCG’s Sushmita Banerjee and former JAB Chairman and AB InBev executive David Kamenetzky have joined our Board of Directors, bringing with them a wealth of experience in corporate strategy.

June 9, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Verizon, Chipotle, and Others Invest in American Workers

This week, we released a powerful video and article series documenting how the lives and livelihoods of workers at Verizon, Chipotle, PayPal, and Prudential Financial have changed because of these investments. I invite you to take a look. 

June 6, 2023  |  JUST Capital

VIDEO: Verizon Project Manager and Benefits VP Share Why Training for a Better Tomorrow Changed Her Life While Delivering Value for the Company

Verizon exec Kevin Cammarata says being part of The Worker Financial Wellness Initiative is delivering business results and changing the lives of employees like Eddie Ervin.

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June 6, 2023  |  JUST Capital

VIDEO: PayPal Employee and Senior VP Explain How Investments in Higher Wages And Better Benefits are Good for Workers, Customers, and Shareholders

By helping to create the The Worker Financial Wellness Initiative, PayPal’s leadership is changing the lives of thousands of American workers.

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