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July 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Among Companies Leading on Living Wage, Tech Outnumbers Other Industries

Technology and Utilities companies pay more workers a living wage than other industries.

July 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies Offering Tuition Reimbursement Have Higher Dividend Yields

Looking at the 653 companies we rank that offer tuition reimbursement, we see that corporate leaders can prioritize education and training for their workforces and communities without sacrificing financial return.

June 30, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Performance Across Industries Shows There Is No Financial Disincentive to Releasing Board Diversity Data

Our charts this week highlight the sectors that have provided disclosure of their boards’ racial and ethnic diversity relative to other sectors that did not disclose.

June 23, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Shareholder Activism Takes Hold as Proxy Season Gives Rise to ESG Issues

The June 2021 edition of the ESG Acceleration report from MUFG Research highlights the wide range of ESG shareholder resolutions being proposed this proxy season.

June 16, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index Continues Strong Performance

We recently marked the 3rd anniversary of Goldman Sachs’ JUST ETF, which tracks the JULCD Index based on our annual Rankings of the Russell 1000.

June 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies with Veteran Supplier Programs Achieve Higher Profitability Than Those Without

Among the 309 companies we rank that provide veteran supplier policies, we see higher return on assets, return on equity, and return on capital across the board.

June 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: The Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families & Communities Outperform the Russell 1000

We examine the trailing one-year returns of the Top 100 Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities, relative to the Russell 1000 companies we rank.

May 26, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies With Policies to Actively Recruit Veterans Outperform Those Without

This Memorial Day weekend, we take a look at veteran hiring across the Russell 1000 and see that companies that disclose specific veteran hiring policies outperform those that don’t.

May 20, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Provide Human Rights Disclosure Outperform Those That Don’t

Of the 928 companies we ranked in 2021, 458 provide human rights disclosure and outperform those that do not by 3.2% over the trailing year.

May 13, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Global Sustainable Asset Flows Continue to Set Records in 2021

This week we look a report published by Morningstar which showcases the continued record-setting growth of sustainable asset flows. 

May 6, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Sustainability-Linked Bonds Present a Win-Win for Companies to Follow Through on the ‘S’ in ESG

We look at new research from S&P Global on the rise Sustainability Linked Bonds, and how they are a sustainability solution that can work for industries that are hard to decarbonize.

April 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST 100 Companies Continue to Exemplify Strong Leadership While Achieving Alpha

Looking at the performance of the JUST 100, we see significant alpha relative to the average Russell 1000 company we rank.

April 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Actively Address Diversity Also Have Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This week’s chart takes a look at an intriguing correlation we found in our data – companies with diversity & inclusion policies and targets also tend to produce less greenhouse gas emissions.

April 14, 2021  |  JUST Capital

New Regulations Could Mean the End of Greenwashing in Record-Breaking ESG Flows

We have seen flows into ESG funds go from roughly $5 billion to nearly $400 billion since 2015, which begs the question many have asked: what constitutes an ESG fund?

April 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies that Give More Pre-Tax Profits to Charity Tend to Have Higher ROE

In this Chart of the Week, we take a look at our charitable giving data to analyze whether there are meaningful trends around the ROE of Russell 1000 companies.

April 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Climate Change Is Increasingly Driving Investment Policy

This week, we highlight how investment strategies are rapidly realigning to account for climate change.

March 18, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: ESG ETF Costs Present an Opportunity for The Next Frontier of Indexing

This week’s chart from the Wall Street Journal explores the recent tidal wave of ESG funds and dives into the average expense ratios of U.S. equity ETFs.

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 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 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 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 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 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 14, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies With Fewer Controversies Outperformed in 2020

We take a look at our 2021 ranked companies that had controversies across all of our various stakeholders to show that, unsurprisingly, companies with fewer controversies slightly outperform those with more.

December 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: More Evidence of the Rapidly Growing Importance of the “S” in ESG

Will the social element of ESG remain on both the American public’s and professional investors’ minds as we enter 2021

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