This week we marked the five-year anniversary of the JUST ETF. Launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the fund has delivered exactly what we expected: solid financial return and measurable positive change on just business behavior.
Concepts feature companies in the top 20% of our Rankings and demonstrate that investors need not sacrifice returns to support companies doing right by all their stakeholders.
These are the companies that led the way in accountability, transparency, and stakeholder performance. Alphabet is America’s Most JUST Company for the first time.
Read our public comment on the Department of Labor’s proposal to make ESG more accessible in retirement plans.
Highlighting the key Issues that rose to prominence in our 2021 survey of the American public, to provide corporate leaders with clear direction for where they should focus their efforts to make their companies more just and stave off emerging challenges from The Great Resignation.
A new proposal from the Department of Labor marks an important step in ensuring fair and full access to ESG investment options in retirement plans.
Looking at the industry leaders for workers, we see that they have outperformed the Russell 1000 by 8.6% over the trailing one-year period
Our charts this week highlight the sectors that have provided disclosure of their boards’ racial and ethnic diversity relative to other sectors that did not disclose.
The June 2021 edition of the ESG Acceleration report from MUFG Research highlights the wide range of ESG shareholder resolutions being proposed this proxy season.
On Wednesday, an investor firm owning 0.02% of ExxonMobil stock gathered enough support to win at least two seats on the oil and gas giant’s board. The shockwaves of this outcome will reverberate throughout every boardroom in America.
investors are becoming sophisticated enough to tell the difference between greenwashing and value creation…and this Exxon case proves it.
Companies with overall lower environmental impacts outperform their peers.
These are the corporations at the forefront of stakeholder-driven leadership.
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.
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.
In our latest Chart of the Week, we show that a lower carbon footprint can actually be beneficial for a company’s bottom line.
The second edition of our video series with Laurel Strategies and CNBC – Building a Just Future: The Road to a More Inclusive Economy.
Companies are making big commitments to so-called stakeholders during the year of Covid-19. Will it last?
Companies that come out of our current crisis in the best shape will be those that have the strongest relationships with the people who make them flourish
Today, State Street CEO Cyrus Taraporevala announced that they would be using their proxy voting power to ensure companies were identifying material ESG issues.
EPFR, Informa Financial Intelligence, released a staggering chart this week, showing that as wider equity markets have lost investment, ESG funds have only seen their investment levels increase.
Environmental, social and governance funds hit the $1tn asset mark last year.
Along with having to deal with globalism, nationalism, trade wars, AI, big data and cybersecurity, CEOs are increasingly expected to take stands on social issues.
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