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Ethical Leadership

September 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY REPORT: Two Years After the Business Roundtable’s Redefined Purpose of a Corporation, Do Americans Believe Companies Are Living Up to Their Promises?

JUST Capital checked in with Americans on how well they think companies are living up to the BRT’s principles. Explore our detailed findings here.

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.

June 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The New Blueprint for Business

The majority of Americans believe in capitalism but want to see it improved, especially through treating workers with respect and equal opportunity.

April 30, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Can Two New Corporate Alliances Deliver Real Solutions?  

Companies are starting to hold each other accountable for their actions, and many of the underlying issues have distinctly bipartisan support. Take a look at two important corporate alliances coming out this week.

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

A Running Tally of How U.S. Companies Are Advancing Racial Equity

Over the coming weeks, we’ll continue to track significant racial equity announcements and actions from companies not captured in the first iteration of our Tracker here.

April 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Silence Is Not An Option

“The problems that are tearing at the fabric of American society require all of us – government, business and civic society – to work together with a common purpose.”

March 17, 2021  |  JUST Capital

How Momentum Around EEO-1 Report Disclosure Took Off and Why Companies Should Disclose the Form to Help Advance Racial Equity

The EEO-1 form has rapidly become the gold standard of disclosure, and the numbers and metrics within it reveal a picture of the state of gender and racial diversity at America’s largest companies

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?

January 28, 2021  |  JUST Capital

2020: The Year in Review

2020 was a year that exposed a simple truth – that society’s shift to stakeholder capitalism is now an urgent necessity.

October 29, 2020  |  JUST Capital

As Election Day Nears, Americans Continue to Say Corporate Leaders Have a Role to Play in Protecting Our Democratic Process

With Election Day less than a week away, and concerns of a contested election mounting, we expanded our recent polling asking Americans what role they think companies and corporate leaders should play in upholding and protecting democracy. 

October 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Americans Want Business Leaders to Protect Our Democratic Process

With Election Day less than a week away, we built upon our recent polling and asked Americans what role they think companies and corporate leaders should play in upholding and protecting democracy.

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. 

August 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

How Business Roundtable Companies Have Responded to Six Critical Stakeholder Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We analyze how the BRT purpose statement signatories measure up to Americans’ expectations, and compare to other Russell 1000 companies.

August 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

A Year After the Business Roundtable Redefined the Purpose of a Corporation, Americans See Progress But Opportunity for Treating Workers Better

Timed with the one-year anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s landmark redefinition of corporate purpose, we asked the public how they believe companies are doing in shifting from a myopic focus on shareholders to better serving the needs of all stakeholders. 

July 27, 2020  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Is Committing to Racial Equity Within Our Organization and in Our Work

In response to an empowered Black Lives Matter movement, JUST is transparently auditing its pay equity, diversifying its board, and continuing to cover racial equity as part of its work, among several other actions.

July 24, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Join Us for our July 24 Quarterly JUST Call featuring Bruce Broussard, CEO of Humana

We’ll unpack Humana’s stakeholder performance, long-term plan for sustainable value creation, response to COVID-19, and more.

July 9, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The American Public Wants Companies to Take Action on Advancing Racial Equity – Especially Black Americans

Turning to the American public to ask them what they’d like to see from corporate America today – and particularly, how Black Americans want companies to act.

June 25, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies with Strong Corporate Governance Lead the Market in a Downturn

As many corporations begin to address the systemic inequity within their own organizations, this week’s chart shows that ethical leadership could connect to financial outperformance.

June 22, 2020  |  The New York Times

The Risk of ‘Overnight Ruin’

Jay Clayton, the nation’s top securities regulator, has been thrust into a political firestorm. Where does that leave the S.E.C.?

June 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

72% of Companies that Cut Executive Pay Have Still Laid off or Furloughed Workers: Why CEO Pay Cuts Aren’t Cutting It

Now is the time for boards, investors, and other corporate leaders to revisit executive pay structures.

June 11, 2020  |  JUST Capital

JUST on CNBC: Building a Just Future – The Road to a More Inclusive Economy

The second edition of our video series with Laurel Strategies and CNBC – Building a Just Future: The Road to a More Inclusive Economy. 

June 4, 2020  |  JUST Capital

What Companies Can Do to Combat Systemic Racism Against Black Colleagues in the Workplace

We encourage corporate leaders who have committed support to Black Americans to take these critical actions for their workers.

June 4, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies With Strong COVID-19 Responses Prove You Don’t Need High Profit Margins to Do Right by Your Stakeholders

Leading companies support all their stakeholders, even when they’re not yet being rewarded in the market.

June 4, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Corporate America: Speaking Up On Systemic Racism Is Only The First Step. Now Let’s Act.

Business leaders have been acknowledging the racial divides that plague our society and economy. That’s an important step, and it is welcomed. But we need more.

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