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October 1, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST Industry Leaders Maintain Their Performance Upside Through the Recovery

In this week’s Chart of the Week, we take a look at the JUST Industry leaders across our universe to examine their strong outperformance in this economic recovery.

September 17, 2020  |  JUST Capital

ESG Experts From Goldman Sachs and Carlyle Group Break Down Where Sustainable Investing Is Today and Where It’s Headed

We sat down with two of the ESG’s most prominent leaders –John Goldstein, the head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Megan Starr, the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group, to discuss the future of ESG. 

September 17, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Focus on Their Customers Outperform Their Peers During The Recovery

Companies that support customers by producing non-harmful and quality products, emphasizing privacy, using fair pricing, offering equal treatment, and more, outperform their competitors by 20.7% .

September 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

As Americans Embrace ESG Investing, the Challenges Against It Feel Less Valid Than Ever

Arguments in support of shareholder primacy and against stakeholder capitalism are out of sync with the voice of the American public, institutional investors, shareholders, and corporations themselves. 

September 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of The Week: Companies That Prioritize Their Workers Continue to Outperform the Market

In light of Labor Day this past Monday, we revisit a chart from early June to evaluate how companies’ treatment of their workers continues to affect financial performance throughout 2020.

September 3, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies Embracing Full Disclosure on Workforce Diversity Continue to Outperform Peers

For Labor Day, we revisit our Chart of the Week from earlier this summer to reevaluate how companies who fully disclose their EEO-1 reports have performed throughout the trailing three months. 

August 27, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Just Companies Have Better Risk Profiles and Overall Decreased Volatility

This week, we explore the risk profile of more just companies in comparison to less just ones, and show that JUST companies have less volatility.

August 20, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST Companies Continue to Outperform Their Competition

This week, we dive into the history of our JUST Rankings and evaluate how America’s Most JUST Companies have performed on a cumulative basis since inception, finding that the top four quintiles as the top quintile has outperformed the bottom quintile by 29.9% cumulatively.

August 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

If You Take Stakeholder Capitalism Seriously, You Need to Take Hazard Pay Seriously

Providing hazard pay is stakeholder capitalism in action

August 13, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Just Companies See Shallower Drawdowns in Market Downturn

As our economy sees increasing uncertainty after the market recovery in Q2, this week’s analysis dives into our 2020 Rankings to evaluate median maximum drawdowns by quintile.

August 7, 2020  |  JUST Capital

ESG Measurement Will Need Upgrading If It’s To Meet Public Expectations

If one thing has become clear this year, it’s that corporate stakeholder performance claims – on COVID-19, racial equity, and other “S” issues – must be backed by real action.

August 6, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Avoid Controversy in Their Communities Outperform During the Recovery

This week we look at severe communities controversies within the companies we cover, and see a significant outperformance for those who don’t have at least one severe controversy.

July 30, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies Paying a Fair Wage Outperform Peers in the Downturn

This week, we double down on employee compensation and dive into our “Pays a Fair Wage” metric to showcase how companies’ wages differ across various job titles when compared to industry peers.

July 30, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Read Our Response to the Department of Labor Proposal We Believe Will Crush Important ESG Momentum

The DOL has stated that ESG funds are “vehicles for furthering social goals or policy objectives that are not in the financial interest of the plan.” We completely disagree – here’s why.

July 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

How Corporate Transparency on Racial Equity is Driving Investment Decisions

On July 27, JUST hosted a discussion with representatives from two of America’s largest pension funds and Bloomberg’s chief diversity reporter on why disclosing workforce demographic data is a crucial first step toward addressing racial inequity in corporate America. 

July 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Keeping ESG out of 401(k) Plans Hurts Participants and Produces Worse Outcomes

Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new investment duties rule that would essentially keep ESG funds out of retirement accounts. Everything I’ve seen throughout my career shows that such a move would hurt investors.

July 25, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The American People Have Spoken – Now is Not the Time to Pull Back Frontline Worker Benefits

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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.

May 12, 2020  |  JUST Capital

CEO Martin Whittaker Talks ESG Risk During Coronavirus on Morningstar’s Sustainable Investing Quarterly Webinar

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March 30, 2020  |  Bloomberg Markets

Coronavirus Is Shifting the Focus of Leading ESG Investors

While most money managers hunt for bargains in the market upheaval, Jonas Kron is searching for good guys.

March 5, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Global SWF asks: Are Sovereign Wealth Funds JUST Investors?

Diego López of Global SWF, in collaboration with JUST Capital’s research team, decided to use a new approach for examining the best practices of sovereign wealth funds – the JUST methodology. 

February 26, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Why “Business is the Greatest Platform for Change” at the 2020 WM Sustainability Forum

February 23, 2020  |  Forbes

We’re Listening To Marty Lipton. It’s About Time.

Back in the 70s, Marty Lipton was a lone voice crying out in the wilderness. Now he’s joined by many others: Klaus Schwab, Just Capital, and the Business Roundtable. They’re all urging a shift from shareholder primacy to a new model of stakeholder capitalism.

February 23, 2020  |  Bloomberg

New York State Pension Fund Makes $800 Million Bet on ESG Credit

The New York State Common Retirement Fund put $800 million in sustainable fixed-income strategies this year, including sustainable private credit and green bonds, a rare big bet on debt in the equity-dominated market for responsible investing.

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February 20, 2020  |  JUST Capital

8 Must-Listen Podcasts for the Stakeholder Economy

These notable podcasts all offer regular episodes that inform, inspire, and energize business leaders in their daily quest to do right by their stakeholders.

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