Despite Critics, There’s ‘No Going Back’ From Stakeholder Capitalism, Says the Professor Who Pioneered the Theory in the ‘80s
University of Virginia professor Ed Freeman told JUST that critics of stakeholder capitalism misinterpret it in three primary ways, rather than seeing it as the ideal way to run a growing, profitable business.
Can The Stakeholder Model Give American Business a Global Competitive Advantage?
“How can the stakeholder model lend American corporations a competitive advantage on the world stage?” The more I ponder this, the more I realize it is in fact a defining proposition.
Walmart Takes a Short-Term Hit to Deliver Long-Term Value
Walmart has seen both sides of the stakeholder vs shareholder debate over the last seven days, losing $25 billion off its market cap after a mixed earnings call.
Showing Up for Workers Through Crises: Why Giving to JUST Capital Is More Than Philanthropy
This past year has shown more than ever the impact that JUST Capital’s work can have on the lives of Americans, especially in their roles as workers.
JUST Capital’s Survey Research Is Not Political Polling: It’s a Blueprint of Society’s Expectations of Corporate America
As political polling comes under fire after another year of unexpected election results, it’s worth noting how JUST Capital’s surveys differ.
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.
Unfinished: Creating an Economy That Can Work For All
How do you create an economy that works for all? Martin joins “Unfinished” to discuss the path forward with Angela Glover Blackwell (Founder in Residence, PolicyLink) and David Leonhardt (Senior Writer, New York Times).
Have Business Roundtable Companies Really Underperformed on Stakeholder Promises This Year?
What we measure for stakeholder capitalism is as important as how we measure it.
Introducing the Imperative 21 Campaign to RESET Capitalism
JUST Capital is joining with Imperative 21 coalition partners B Lab, The B Team, CECP, and Conscious Capitalism, to call for a reset of our economic system.
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.
The JUST Report: The Power, and the Perils, of Worker Protest
Two events this week highlighted the extremes of worker empowerment in America today. Once again, the defining social issues of 2020 – COVID-19 and racial equity – were the catalyst.
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.
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.
Just Principles to Help Guide Corporate America During the Coronavirus Crisis
In these trying times, as business leaders are struggling to understand what is “just,” we’ve created the following guiding principles.
How To Be A Stakeholder-Driven Company During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The world is gripped by fear. The market is plunging. Governments are locking down cities. What should companies be doing to help their stakeholders?
5 Companies Committing to Real Action on the Climate Crisis
These JUST companies have unveiled ambitious initiatives that we’ll be tracking closely over the coming months and years.
Here’s Exactly How 7 CEOs Are Putting Stakeholder Capitalism into Practice
Any leader can learn from these executives’ actions.
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.
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.
10 Bold Statements on Advancing Stakeholder Capitalism in 2020
We’ve rounded up some of the most powerful statements on stakeholder capitalism from this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos and from the writing that the conference has inspired.
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