Despite an Uptick in 2023, Only 32% of the Largest U.S. Companies Analyze Their Gender Pay Gaps
After years of stalled progress, we found 32% of the largest U.S. companies report conducting gender pay gap analyses – but only disclose results when at or near parity.
JUST Jobs Scorecard Shows Room for Companies to Lead on Job Quality Disclosure, With Established Leaders Outperforming Peers
Our new JUST Jobs Scorecard finds that there’s room for companies to grow on job quality disclosure and, for those that are already leading the way, market outperformance against their peers.
The Data Suggests ESG Is Not a Cause of Inflation
The idea that ESG is a major cause of inflation and hurting the American people is spurious. JUST data suggests that the opposite is true: that companies pursuing stakeholder leadership not only help workers cope with the effects of inflation, they also drive higher returns for investors.
The JUST Report: What Americans Actually Think About ESG
One of the arguments those opposed to ESG often make is that it is antithetical to the interests of everyday hard-working Americans.
The JUST Report: Why Home Depot Is Investing $1 Billion in Workers
Home Depot announced Tuesday it will direct $1 billion to give its hourly employees in the U.S. and Canada a raise and to lift starting wages for staff across supply chain, customer care, merchandising, and other frontline roles to at least $15 an hour.
Only Transformational Philanthropy Can Tackle Our Greatest Challenges
By leveraging the vast resources of the private sector, transformational philanthropy can address the root causes of our most pressing social challenges.
JUST Capital Rankings Have Helped USA Financial Drive Strong Performance in Large Cap Strategies
USA Financial has developed four strategies with AUM that more than doubled from Dec. 2021-22, and one generated an alpha of 65.45% since inception.
The JUST Report: Is Ohio A Turning Point for the Railroad Industry?
The derailment of the Norfolk Southern Corporation freight train 32N in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3 is turning into a stakeholder disaster of the highest order and, I suspect, a defining moment for the industry.
5 Key Insights from the American Public to Help Companies and Investors Lead Through Increasing Attacks on ESG and ‘Woke’ Companies
Our latest survey research – in collaboration with Omidyar Network and The Ford Foundation – asks Americans if and how companies should align with the core principles of stakeholder capitalism.
The JUST Report: Should CEO Pay Be Tied To Stakeholder Value Creation?
We know from our polling that Americans are unhappy with CEO pay. But what if it was tied more explicitly to total stakeholder value creation?
Edelman’s US Head of Sustainability Says CEOs Are Making a Mistake by Giving Into the ‘Greenhushing’ Trend – and Offers an Alternative Approach
Edelman’s Alex Heath says now is the moment for corporate leaders to build trust with their stakeholders through focused, transparent messaging.
Companies That Prioritize Their Stakeholders Enjoy Better Credit Ratings
As corporate bonds look more attractive, JUST rankings can offer insights alongside credit ratings.
The JUST Report: Walmart Helps Its Workers Live a Little Better
At a time when so many workers are worried about their jobs and struggling to cope with higher costs of living, about 340,000 people (roughly 21% of Walmart’s workforce) will have a little more to help make ends meet.
What Walmart’s Wage Hike Means for Corporate America’s Pay Practices
Our Chief Strategy Officer, Alison Omens, writes on the signal Walmart’s move to raise wages for its frontline workers sends to corporate America.
Wells Fargo, Meta, PG&E, Boeing, and Others Receive ‘Unique Event Treatment’ in JUST’s 2023 Rankings
Each year, we factor into our Rankings a variety of events deemed materially detrimental to a company’s just business behavior.
How We Updated the 2023 Ranking Methodology to Better Reflect Gig Workers’ Access to Key Benefits and Policies
We have removed the “Under Review” tag for Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash for the 2023 Rankings and are now proportionately discounting scores depending on which workers have access to benefits and policies.
These Were JUST Capital’s Most Popular Stories of 2022
Our top articles this year included how America’s largest companies addressed racial equity, climate change, and the war in Ukraine.
The JUST Report: Building Bridges on the Stakeholder Approach
Looking ahead to 2023, we would do well to not just engage those who we think we disagree with, but understand where they’re coming from and find common ground.
Highlights from Paul Tudor Jones’ Discussion with 3 CEOs About the Future of Capitalism
JUST Capital co-founder and chair Paul Tudor Jones led a panel about ESG and stakeholder capitalism with former Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, Grameen CEO Andrea Jung, and Interactive Brokers former founding CEO and current chair Thomas Peterffy.
3 Charts That Show Why Companies Should Regularly Raise Wages to Match Inflation
We illustrate how inflation reduces the purchasing power of wages and causes pay cuts for workers over time.
JUST Capital Makes the Case for Smart Corporate Disclosure in Front of Congress
JUST Capital’s Head of Investor Strategies, Cambria Allen-Ratzlaff, appeared before a U.S. House Committee on Financial Services subcommittee to explain how our work is guided by the public and aligns with investors’ interests.
The JUST Report: Better Disclosure Can Build Trust in Corporate Wage Strategies
Years ago when we were launching JUST, I remember the CEO of a large bank told me in no uncertain terms that there was “no chance” companies would ever be transparent about wages. Has that changed?
The JUST Report: How to Make Layoffs as Just as Possible
As painful as they can be, layoffs don’t have to be unjust. Here’s how:
The JUST Report: How the Midterms Might Affect Corporate Stakeholder Leadership
I’ve spent much of the week talking to business leaders about what Tuesday’s election results could mean for corporate stakeholder leadership. The answer – like the outcome of a few key races – is not yet clear.
Energy Companies That Perform Well in JUST’s Rankings Have Outperformed Their Industry Peers
As COP27 begins and fossil fuel companies take in massive profits, we took a look at how the top performing energy companies in our Rankings compare to the lowest performing.
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