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June 9, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Verizon, Chipotle, and Others Invest in American Workers

This week, we released a powerful video and article series documenting how the lives and livelihoods of workers at Verizon, Chipotle, PayPal, and Prudential Financial have changed because of these investments. I invite you to take a look. 

June 2, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: AI Boom Sparks Both Massive Market Growth and Massive Concerns

Two weeks ago, I noted how Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, said the advent of ChatGPT represents a “printing press moment” for society today, and how JUST Capital co-founder and chairman Paul Tudor Jones saw “huge winners and huge losers” being created. 

May 26, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Top CEOs Discuss The American Workforce, AI, And Diversity

Knowing and investing in your company’s culture is a must for any business leader today.  

May 19, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: AI, Global Business, And The Future Of Humankind

A “printing press moment” is how Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, framed the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in his Senate testimony on Tuesday. 

May 5, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Dozens of CEOs Vow to Reduce Inequality

The business case for reducing inequality is a compelling one, and the WBCSD’s report shows how to do it.

April 5, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Here’s What the Public Thinks of Recent Tech Layoffs – and What They Believe Corporate Leaders Should Consider When Cutting Jobs

JUST Capital polled Americans to learn their views on recent waves of layoffs – including how they impact workers, long-term profits, and the economy overall.

March 23, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST 100 Industry Leaders – Nike and AEP – Discuss Approach to Sustainability. Here Are the Key Takeaways.

Sustainability leaders from JUST 100’s Nike and AEP share why a transparent, people-based approach is needed to build a more renewable, equitable future.

February 3, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Should CEO Pay Be Tied To Stakeholder Value Creation?

We know from our polling that Americans are unhappy with CEO pay. But what if it was tied more explicitly to total stakeholder value creation?

November 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How the Midterms Might Affect Corporate Stakeholder Leadership

I’ve spent much of the week talking to business leaders about what Tuesday’s election results could mean for corporate stakeholder leadership. The answer – like the outcome of a few key races – is not yet clear.

October 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Creating a New Generation of JUST Business Leaders

Engaging and empowering the next generation of business leaders is critical to our mission and, through our JUSTGen initiative, an increasingly exciting part of our strategy.  

October 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Steve Case’s Vision for American Business Is One He Thinks the Whole Country Can Get Behind

Investor and AOL cofounder Steve Case explains why he’s dedicated the last eight years to his “Rise of the Rest” initiative, which develops startup ecosystems across the United States, and how it aligns with many of JUST’s big picture goals.

September 9, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Is the ESG Backlash Stopping Companies From Being More Just?

In the face of the backlash against ESG and stakeholder capitalism, have companies eased off in their actions to become more just? Our latest corporate engagement data suggests not. 

September 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: On Labor Day Weekend, How is Labor Really Doing?

Ahead of Labor Day, let’s take stock of where things stand for the American worker. 

August 26, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: “This Just Ain’t Working Out. Something’s Got To Give.”

It’s a story that captures almost every aspect of the business zeitgeist in America today – workers’ quest for fair pay, good jobs, and better conditions; unions; community support and survival; COVID; health and safety; climate change; ESG; shareholder activism; the corporate profit imperative; and, of course (inevitably), politics. 

August 19, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: 3 Years in, a Report Card for Business Roundtable Companies

On the third anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s embrace of stakeholder value creation, we’ve taken a closer look at how that statement’s signatories have performed over that time across our key stakeholder categories. 

August 11, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim Explains Why He Welcomes ESG Criticism As Vital to Its Future

HBS’s George Serafeim discusses his new book, “Purpose and Profit,” and what debates around Tesla and Danone can teach us about sustainability and ESG.

August 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Investing in Workers When Inflation is High

The pressures inflation heaps on business does not mean stakeholder value creation needs to take a back seat. On the contrary, it can be a time for just companies to shine.

July 1, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: CEOs Face Tough Choices Ahead on Stakeholder Leadership

Companies seeking to do right by their stakeholders will have their mettle tested in the weeks and months to come. Let’s start with wages…

June 27, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How is Corporate America Responding to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade?

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade – a decision that will demand critical leadership not only from the public sector, but from the private sector as well. To understand how the landscape will shift for the American workforce, we will be tracking how America’s largest companies respond to the ruling.

June 24, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: As the Economy Wavers, Corporate Community Support is Critical

Investing in local communities, especially those that need it the most, is one area where the private sector can have a huge positive impact during a downturn.

May 13, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Americans Not Divided on Addressing the CEO to Worker Pay Gap

An eye-popping 87% of Americans across all political, age, geographic, gender, and racial lines agree that the growing gap between CEO pay and median worker pay is a problem in this country today.

May 6, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Reproductive Rights and Antitrust Enter the Stakeholder Debate

The leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft on potentially overturning Roe v. Wade lit a fire under companies to be clear where they stand on the issue of reproductive rights.

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. 

March 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

In 2022, These 3 Companies Are Leading the Way for Women in the Workplace

Merck & Co, Synchrony Financial, and Etsy rise above their peers when it comes to supporting women in their workforces.

February 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How Companies Are Responding to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

How are companies stepping up to support the Ukraine? Here’s our running tally:

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