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September 24, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Companies at the Leading Edge of Climate Policy  

This year’s Climate Week comes one month after the IPCC reported unequivocally that climate change is “rapid, widespread, and intensifying,” and that human influence is the key driver.

September 24, 2021  |  JUST Capital

A Top Corporate Sustainability Consultant Says There’s a Major Gap in Climate Policy Between ‘Leading Edge’ Companies Like Google and Microsoft and Everyone Else

Andrew Winston, co-author with former Unilever CEO Paul Polman of the upcoming book “Net Positive,” says corporations have finally recognized the necessity of sustainability policies but most have to be bolder and more focused on the long term.

September 23, 2021  |  JUST Capital

C2ES, UN Global Compact, and WRI Experts Break Down What To Look For In Corporate Climate Commitments

During Climate Week, we brought together experts from C2ES, UN Global Compact, and WRI to look at the state of corporate climate commitments and how to incentivize more ambitious action.

September 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

More Corporate Climate Commitments Are Essential to Limiting the Effects of Global Warming

Looking at the companies we ranked in 2021, we find that just 42.8% have disclosed a commitment to reducing emissions.

September 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY ANALYSIS: Corporations Have a Role to Play in Addressing Climate Change

74% of respondents say companies can help address global climate change by committing to environmental goals like reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

July 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: “The Clock is Ticking”  

A deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, fatal flooding in western Europe and China, and more have brought fresh urgency to tackling the climate crisis.

April 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

These 10 Companies Are Leading on Environmental Impact – Here’s Why:

As the U.S. announces a new climate target, these 10 companies are leading the way on their managing environmental impact.

April 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Why Engine No. 1 Is Taking on ExxonMobil in Arguably the Biggest Proxy Battle of the Season

We talked to Charlie Penner of the activist fund Engine No. 1 and Aeisha Mastagni of pension fund giant CalSTRS about the “Reenergize Exxon” campaign.

April 17, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Corporate Climate Pledges Proliferate  

For corporations, bold action on climate is already a must. Net-zero commitments – essentially, a promise to balance GHGs emitted with GHGs removed and/or avoided – are everywhere.

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 8, 2021  |  JUST Capital

American Electric Power’s CEO Highlights the Business Opportunity in Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

“This is the future. And we need to make that future happen as quickly as possible otherwise we’re just a caretaker of a museum,” he said.

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.

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 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 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.

January 14, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Survey: Americans Want to See Business and Government Work Together

The majority of Americans believe that business and government should join forces to address racial inequality, business/jobs recovery, climate crisis, economic inequality, and the public health crises.

December 3, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Nearly 80% of Americans Expect Corporate Leaders to Continue to Speak Out on Social Issues Over the Next Four Years

Will business leaders continue to take a stand on the critical social issues of our time?

November 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart Of The Week: Environmental Protection Is Paying Off For Stakeholders

Companies with overall lower environmental impacts outperform their peers.

November 5, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Shares What He’s Learned About Stakeholder Capitalism As the Head of America’s Most JUST Company

Nadella explains how Microsoft is working to make stakeholder capitalism a reality, in light of COVID-19, our national reckoning with racial injustice, and challenges to American democracy.

November 3, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Unfinished: Creating an Economy That Can Work For All

How do you create an economy that works for all? Martin joins “Unfinished” to discuss the path forward with Angela Glover Blackwell (Founder in Residence, PolicyLink) and David Leonhardt (Senior Writer, New York Times).

October 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Announcing the 2021 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies

These are the corporations at the forefront of stakeholder-driven leadership.

September 25, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Companies Making Racial Equity Commitments Must Consider Their Environmental Impact on Marginalized Communities

We take a closer look at a key point from the CEO Blueprint for Achieving Racial Equity, which we developed with FSG and PolicyLink.

September 23, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the (Climate) Week: Low Carbon Intensity Is Correlated With Higher Returns

Companies should use the opportunity that climate week represents to consider extending their engagement on limiting their carbon emissions across their whole value chain.

September 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

50 Years After the Introduction of the ‘Friedman Doctrine,’ It’s Time to Create a New Capitalism

Milton Friedman and his peers set America on the course of shareholder primacy. Business leaders and academics are considering what must be done for a stakeholder-driven alternative.

July 21, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Companies Taking Their Environmental Commitments Seriously Can Significantly Cut Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Limiting Air Travel

As we prepare our annual rankings, we are considering a new way that companies might reduce their environmental impact – the reduction of air travel.

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