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May 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The 5 JUST 100 Companies Leading on Gender Board Diversity

Women make up over 40% of board members and chair at least one committee at General Motors, Citigroup, Procter & Gamble, Nielsen, and Merck.

May 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The Lessons Behind Women’s Gains in Board Leadership That Can Help Inform Corporate Diversity Efforts

We broke down how investor pressure, coalitions, and specific asks helped lead to over 4% growth in average Russell 1000 board gender diversity over two years, and what it means for corporate diversity efforts.

May 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

6 Steps Elon Musk Can Take to Improve Tesla’s ESG Profile

S&P revealed this week it dropped Tesla from its flagship ESG index. We take a closer look at why, and how Elon could improve Tesla’s ESG profile.

May 6, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JPMorgan Chase’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Breaks Down 4 Lessons From Overseeing the Firm’s $2.5 Trillion Sustainability Initiative

We spoke with JPM’s Demetrios Marantis about the work behind the bank’s new ESG report, including an update on the firm’s $2.5 trillion sustainability plan, as well as its response to the Russia-Ukraine war.

April 29, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Disney, Exxon, and Twitter Show Why Stakeholders Matter

This past week saw three high-profile examples of why it’s so important for corporate leaders to understand what makes their stakeholders tick when making decisions involving complex societal issues. 

February 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How Are Companies Actually Doing on DEI?

February being Black History Month, it’s a great time for business leaders to take stock of their progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitments.

February 8, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Disclosing the Highest Level of Workforce Diversity Data – EEO-1 Report – Saw Higher 2021 Returns

Amid calls for greater transparency, companies that disclose an EEO-1 report saw higher returns than their Russell 1000 peers by 2.4% over the trailing one-year period ending in 2021.

February 6, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Just Over Half of the Largest U.S. Companies Share Workforce Diversity Data as Calls for Transparency from Investors and Regulators Grow

Our analysis finds a slim majority of Russell 1000 companies share race and ethnicity workforce data as investors and the SEC intensify their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion transparency.

February 6, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Watch JUST’s Ashley Marchand Orme Break Down the State of Workforce Diversity Data Disclosure

JUST’s Ashley Marchand Orme joined Andrew Ross Sorkin to discuss how Russell 1000 companies are disclosing workforce diversity data.

January 19, 2022  |  JUST Capital

In 2021, Americans Told Us They Expect Companies to Lead on These 7 Imperatives. 2022 Is the Time to Act.

Throughout 2021, we turned to Americans to learn what they think companies should do to address the most pressing challenges of our time and move toward a recovery that serves all their stakeholders. Here’s what they said.

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 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.

November 2, 2021  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY ANALYSIS: Companies Are Committing to DEI Initiatives, but More Work Is Needed to Increase Accountability and Action

We surveyed American workers and employers to determine how effectively diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are going after more than a year of bold commitments.

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 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.

September 24, 2021  |  JUST Capital

How Municipal Markets Can Play a Role in Advancing Racial Equity

Explore our engagement framework that provides the opportunity to promote the efforts many municipalities are already making with regard to racial and social justice.

September 17, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies Like Chipotle Are Recognizing ‘Opportunity Youth’ as a Way to Develop Workers and Engage Communities

By engaging typically overlooked young people through accessible career development and attention to equity, companies like Chipotle invest in communities while strengthening their workforce.

September 1, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Labor Day 2021: The 32 Companies Leading for Their Workers by Industry

The American public wants to see worker health, safety, financial well-being, and equality prioritized over the course of the pandemic and beyond – these 32 companies are leading the way.

August 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Communities Are A Stakeholder, Not A Box To Check  

Some companies have been used to “checking the box” of DEI with philanthropic donations and community investment, but that isn’t where real change happens.

August 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Authors of a Landmark Corporate Diversity Study Highlight the Actions Business Leaders Have Overlooked for Too Long

Professors Ella Bell Smith and Stella M. Nkomo discuss why their book “Our Separate Ways” is as relevant as ever in its 20th anniversary republishing.

August 25, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Companies Like GM, Target, and UPS Are Showing Why Community Investment is Critical to Advancing Racial Equity

By leveraging supplier spend with diverse and local businesses and funding local education programs, companies are proving how community investment drives racial equity.

August 5, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Ariel Investments Co-CEO Shares Two Ways of Overcoming the Biggest Corporate Diversity Challenges

Mellody Hobson shares what’s holding companies back from being more transparent on their diversity efforts, and how they can overcome these hurdles.

August 4, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Special Forces

How can companies do better for women and people of color?

July 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

CEOs Jean Case and Mellody Hobson Share How Corporate America Should Be Shaping an Equitable, Post-Pandemic Workforce

We sat down with Jean Case and Mellody Hobson to talk about what companies can do to avoid “diversity fatigue” and create a more equitable post-pandemic workforce for women and workers of color.

July 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

CEOs Need Racial Equity Standards & Guidance to Move from Incremental to Enterprise-Wide Transformation

Business leaders are increasingly comfortable taking a stand to advance racial equity – but are struggling to develop a long-term plan for advancing racial equity within their companies, communities, and across our society.

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