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April 26, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Returns are In – Stakeholder Leadership Pays

As of March 29, 2024, our flagship index – the JUST U.S. Large Cap Diversified Index (JULCD)  – has outperformed the Russell 1000 (Cap-Weighted) benchmark by 0.346% year-to-date and by 10.7% since inception.

April 19, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Ten Corporations That Are Leading On Environmental Protection

Monday is the 54th annual Earth Day, so in honor of that I thought we’d highlight a few companies that are showing extraordinary leadership on environmental matters. 

April 12, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Are Fortune’s 100 Best Places To Work Also JUST Employers?

Fortune published their 2024 100 Best Places to Work list recently. It’s highly regarded by major employers and obviously reflects a theme we know to be a top priority for the public, so we thought it’d be fun to compare and contrast against our own JUST Jobs Scorecard, which we released last week. 

April 5, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: A New Scorecard for Investing in the American Worker

Investing in human capital is one of the essential elements of business leadership today. But without a comprehensive set of metrics and a clear definition of what good actually looks like, it’s very difficult to know where to invest in order to improve.

March 29, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Investing In American Workers At Every Stage Of Life

Helping workers prepare for their financial futures is a major JUST issue. And it’s not only a problem for older working Americans. Indeed many Gen X and Millennial adults in the workforce today worry about the costs associated with both caring for their parents as well as their children. 

March 22, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Investors Must Get Up The Curve On AI Risks And Opportunities

In the early 2000s, I was fortunate enough to be involved in some of the initial groundbreaking work that brought climate risks forward to the global investor community as a matter of significant financial relevance. This feels similar, but even more urgent.

March 15, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: America’s Workers May Be In Greater Financial Pain Than You Think

With the price of everything from gas to food remaining stubbornly high – February’s Consumer Price Index numbers released earlier this week showed inflation actually speeding up slightly – workers struggling to make ends meet seem set for further economic pain. 

March 8, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: What Do Hasbro, Trane, Disney, RTX, and Peloton Have In Common?

The business case for investing in workers is surely watertight at this point. Let’s discuss some of the companies showing why:

March 1, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: What Our Latest Financial Analysis Reveals

With the pushback on ESG and ‘woke’ companies now maturing, there is room in America today for a more objective, data-driven framework that supports values-led business leadership.

February 23, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Accenture, AI, and the Importance of the Consumer

With the rapid growth and deployment of generative AI, the consumer component of our stakeholder model – particularly in areas like data privacy, product benefit and harm, and customer treatment – is only going to grow in importance in the future. Here’s why.

February 16, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Which States Have the Most JUST 100 Companies?

Can corporate justness can align with local and state social, economic, environmental and political goals? 

February 9, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The New Gold Standard For Business Leadership In America

“One of the sayings we have at the company is ‘you have to win the right way.'”

January 26, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Major Employers Continue to Invest in Worker Financial Health

With confidence in the economy still feeling elusive for many people and layoffs dominating the headlines – particularly in the tech and banking sectors – it was a nice surprise to see prominent workforce investments by multiple large employers this week. 

January 19, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Trust Issues Dominate At Davos

“Rebuilding Trust” is the official theme of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Trust in what?

January 12, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: American Capitalism Needs More Leadership Thinking

“If the business community isn’t out there telling the real story — the American story — of opportunity and progress in this country, then no one should be surprised when people believe it’s as bad as the headlines and the political ads say it is.”

January 5, 2024  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Making 2024 A Big Year for Capitalism and for JUST

On January 1st we launched a major media campaign with Empower Media to elevate JUST’s brand and celebrate the leadership of top-performing companies.

December 22, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: ‘A Christmas Carol’: The Past, Present, and Future of Capitalism

Capitalism, it seems to me, is undergoing a transformation, not unlike Charles Dickens’s famed Christmas creation, Ebenezer Scrooge. The question is whether its future will be different from its present and its past.

December 15, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: COP28 Highlights the Need for Stakeholder Model on Global Scale

How does the world address climate change while safeguarding economies, acknowledging disparities, protecting worker well-being and jobs, meeting consumer needs, and supporting communities?

December 8, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Purdue Pharma, The Supreme Court, and Corporate Unjustness

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to the bankruptcy deal meant to compensate victims of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin and shield Purdue Pharma’s owners, the Sackler family, from liability.

December 1, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: OpenAI Saga Spotlights Tension Between Profit and Purpose

Between forces motivated to ensure AI benefits society, and those who view AI through a purely commercial lens.

November 17, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: It’s Not All About Money – American Workers Want Opportunity Too

What makes a good job? It’s a question that’s driving many conversations today – from picket lines with auto employees and Starbucks baristas to C-suites and boardrooms across the country.

November 10, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Top U.S. Companies With Strong Veterans Programs

How can corporate America better serve those who’ve served our country? It’s an important question to highlight on Veterans Day. In fact, it’s one that helps guide our work here at JUST Capital year round. 

November 3, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Will America’s Debt Crisis Spur a More Just Economy?

Two moments this week reminded me why JUST’s mission matters so much to the bigger macroeconomic situation we find ourselves in.  

October 27, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Are You Happy? Your Employer May Soon Want To Know

Are you happy? It may seem like an odd question in times like these. But according to Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google X, and renowned happiness expert, it’s a question more and more employers should be asking of their people. 

October 20, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Corporate America Responds to the Terror Attacks on Israel

How should companies respond to global tragedies, wars, and acts of mass terrorism? Should business leaders speak out in internal emails to employees? To the public? If so, when? And what should they say?

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