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September 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Don’t Believe the Hype, Americans Agree on What Companies Should Do

Across every demographic group we surveyed, whether political affiliation, race, gender, age, or income group, Americans are united in wanting companies to prioritize workers and pay a fair, living wage.

September 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Climate Week Surfaces Some Fundamental Questions

During Climate Week, we took a look at the state of climate commitments across corporate America.

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 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Mobility and the American Dream

The ESG blowback is here, and it’s real.

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 22, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Business Impacts of Extreme Heat

With the heat index through the roof, melting runways, buckled train lines, and travel chaos more broadly bring significant disruptions to logistics and the physical movement of people and goods.

July 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up For American Workers

The American public is navigating tough times. As prices are going up, wages aren’t keeping up. And the reality is that job growth is very different from quality job growth

July 8, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The State of Play on Pay Equity Disclosure

Of the 100 largest American public companies by workforce size, 43% disclose that they have conducted a pay gap analysis by race and ethnicity (up from 34% last year), and 22% disclose the actual results (up from 14%).

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 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.

June 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How Corporations Are Actually Doing on DEI

Our 2022 Corporate Racial Equity Tracker, launched last week, tracks how the country’s largest 100 employers are measuring up to these expectations on a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues from workforce demographic disclosure to community investments.    

June 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Pence Likens ESG to Chinese Communist Party Scorecards

The fierce debate over what stakeholder capitalism and ESG is or is not took a sharply political turn this week. 

May 27, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Bank of America Lifts Wages…And Its Shares Rise

An unusual thing happened this week: a company was rewarded, not punished, by the market for raising wages.

May 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

6 Steps Elon Musk Can Take to Improve Tesla’s ESG Profile

S&P revealed this week it dropped Tesla from its flagship ESG index. We take a closer look at why, and how Elon could improve Tesla’s ESG profile.

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. 

April 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Companies Leading on Environmental Performance

We‘ve been sharing insights and data on the state of corporate environmental leadership in America and how things are trending, including the Top 10 Companies for Environmental Performance list shared with our media partner, CNBC. 

April 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How Inflation Is Affecting Key ESG Issues

Inflation hit its highest level since 1981 in March (8.5%). Its causes and effects are starting to force some difficult conversations on core ESG and stakeholder priorities.   

April 8, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Ringing the Bell for a JUST Economy

Monday was a monumental day for JUST and our mission

April 1, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Carl Icahn Gets Active On Worker Pay

When it comes to stakeholder capitalism, we don’t often think of activist investors as major protagonists. This appears to be changing. 

March 29, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: SEC Climate Rule Puts Energy Transition into Spotlight

On the face of it, the SEC’s proposed rule requiring companies to disclose emissions and other climate information, announced Monday, gives the market exactly what it’s been asking for. 

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