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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.

January 14, 2021  |  JUST Capital

JUST’s Most Popular ESG Features from 2020

Here are five of our most viewed ESG-focused features from 2020.

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

November 13, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How Will Stakeholder Capitalism Fare Under a Biden Administration?  

Public and private sectors are locked in a constant struggle, with the pendulum swinging between regulation and taxation on the one side, and free enterprise and profits on the other. For the good of the country, this has to change.

November 12, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Watch JUST Capital & NYSE’s Investor Event: Business & Markets as a Force for Good

How companies and investors can lead in building a more just and inclusive economy that works for all Americans.

November 6, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: As the Country Holds its Breath, Business Leadership is Needed

As I write this, the outcome of the Presidential election is still on a razor’s edge. Whoever emerges victorious will face a divided Congress and a country riven by political discord and scarred by an electoral process that has pushed us to the limit.

October 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST Businesses Have a Higher Return on Equity

We revisit a past Chart of the Week to show that the companies that support their workers continue to outperform the market.

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.

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