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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 10, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The State of Health and Safety: One Year Later, Increased Workplace Health and Safety Measures Are Still Needed

Explore the perspectives of both employers and employees on how COVID-19 is continuing to shape the workplace one year into the pandemic.

March 5, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The ESG Enforcers Come to Town

Yesterday, acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee – who at the beginning of the week had said at a conference that voluntary ESG disclosure wasn’t cutting it – announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Enforcement division

March 4, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Synchrony’s CHRO Explains How COVID-19 Transformed How the Company Works – and Why It’s Encouraging All Employees to Work From Home Even After the Pandemic

Synchrony’s DJ Casto tells us why the financial services company cut 40% of its office space square footage and is embracing a hybrid model of “hubs” and working from home for its 16,500 employees.

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 26, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Walmart Takes a Short-Term Hit to Deliver Long-Term Value

Walmart has seen both sides of the stakeholder vs shareholder debate over the last seven days, losing $25 billion off its market cap after a mixed earnings call.

February 25, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Black Women Have Long Been Champions of Stakeholder Capitalism at America’s Largest Companies – Here Are 9 Currently Leading the Way

We are celebrating the achievements of some of the most important Black women leaders in business, including Rosalind Brewer and Thasunda Duckett, who will be the only two Black women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

February 25, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Why Addressing the C-Suite Gender Pay Gap Presents an Opportunity for Growth

This week, we look at Morningstar’s most recent analysis Jackie Cook, diving into the C-suite Gender Pay Gap.

February 25, 2021  |  JUST Capital

There Are Nearly 10 Million “Bad Jobs” at the Largest U.S. Companies. Why Zeynep Ton Says Now is the Perfect Time to Change This Status Quo.

MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton explains why assessing your workforce’s financial wellness is a powerful first step toward building long-term value and resilience.

February 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Worker Financial Wellness Initiative – Making Workers’ Financial Security and Health a C-Suite Priority

JUST Capital and PayPal have teamed up with the Financial Health Network and the Good Jobs Institute to make businesses stronger and more resilient.

February 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

A Corporate Guide to Working From Home

Of all the changes that COVID-19 has brought, the rapid increase in work from home (WFH) policies have been among the most significant for businesses today. How will this continue to change the modern workplace? We partner with AARP to take a look.

February 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

A Corporate Guide to Dependent Care

We partnered with AARP to explore the need for a broader dependent care infrastructure for U.S. workers to build community, increase employee engagement, and better engage stakeholders more broadly.

February 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

A Corporate Guide to Paid Sick Leave

In a collaboration with AARP, we take a look at how workers’ paid sick leave policies have changed in response to COVID-19, and what actions business leaders can take to help moving forward. 

February 18, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Contract Workers Need a Just Recovery: Lessons from Microsoft and Mercer on the Future of Work

At the start of the pandemic, Microsoft committed to continue paying its contractor workers – and reaped the benefits. Here’s why companies to need make sure they’re not overlooking this section of their workforce.

February 18, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Utilities With High Carbon Emissions Intensity: Investment or Gamble?

With the societal and legal move towards decarbonization, utilities that emit a comparatively high amount of carbon are challenged by stranded assets and/or potentially high costs to upgrade equipment.

February 18, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Liberals and Conservatives Agree – Corporate America Needs to Prioritize Workers

Our annual survey found that liberal and conservative Americans align on policies that prioritize workers and unify Americans from different ideological backgrounds. 

February 12, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Corporate America Looks Beyond Minimum Wage

If we’re looking at what Americans want, and what our biggest corporations can provide them, the bar has to be set higher.

February 11, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies That Have the Most Workers Earning a Living Wage Have Higher Returns on Assets

Companies that don’t pay their workers well need to take up more debt (i.e. more risk) to have the same returns on equity as those that pay their workers well.

February 11, 2021  |  JUST Capital

With Racial Equity an Increasing Focus, Corporate America Needs a Common Standard for Demographic Disclosure

Advocates have asked companies to release their diversity data – but there is currently very little guidance on what to disclose, resulting in inconsistent reporting across corporate America.

February 11, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Amazon’s Ad Blitz Supporting the $15 Minimum Wage Is Admirable, But It Can Do More

We need a living wage for all Americans. And there is a return on that investment.

February 5, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Show Me The Money…And The Impact

investors are becoming sophisticated enough to tell the difference between greenwashing and value creation…and this Exxon case proves it.

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 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Larry Fink Turns Up The Heat

We wrote in the opener of our 2020 Year In Review, released yesterday, that “Stakeholder capitalism has gone beyond being merely an idea.” Boy did this week prove that out.

January 28, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Examining the Public’s Perception of Early Corporate COVID Responses Offers Insight Into Effective Stakeholder-Driven Leadership

Using JUST’s data and Converseon’s social media analysis, we take a look at how the public perceived the actions of 11 major corporations during the early days of the pandemic.

January 28, 2021  |  JUST Capital

2020: The Year in Review

2020 was a year that exposed a simple truth – that society’s shift to stakeholder capitalism is now an urgent necessity.

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