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January 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital and CNBC Release the 2022 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies

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.

January 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Want to Earn the Trust of the American Worker. Here’s How They Can Do It.

The American public’s trust in corporate America appears to be waning – but they are agreed on the issues that matter. As markets hit record highs, companies have a golden opportunity to step up.

December 16, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The DOL’s Proposal to Eliminate ESG Barriers for 401(k) Providers Is Aligned with Americans’ Priorities and Best Interests

Read our public comment on the Department of Labor’s proposal to make ESG more accessible in retirement plans.

November 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Business is Failing on The Promise of a ‘Great Reset’  

Yesterday we released our sixth annual Americans’ Views on Business Survey, and it is clear that confidence is waning.

November 10, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Americans Want Companies to Do More for Veterans – Here Are Ways Businesses and Investors Are Showing What’s Possible

For Veterans Day, we analyzed veterans policies of America’s largest companies and found that about half disclose on specific veterans initiatives, while also making strides in other areas of worker equity.

October 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Workers Are Demanding More 

This week, close to 15,000 workers at companies like John Deere, Kellogg, and Kaiser Permanente are on strike right now to demand better wages and benefits.

October 21, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Department of Commerce, Edwards Lifesciences, P&G, and PolicyLink Highlight How To Lead an Equitable Economic Recovery for Workers

We sat down with leaders from the Department of Commerce, Edwards Lifesciences, P&G, and PolicyLink to discuss how business and government can deliver an equitable economic recovery for workers.

October 10, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Measuring a Company’s Most Important Asset

The SEC continues to signal that more corporate disclosure on human capital is inevitable. Companies are now left to decide which side of the curve they want to be on.

October 5, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Current State of Human Capital Disclosure in Corporate America: Assessing What Data Large U.S. Employers Share

With investors, regulators, and other stakeholders paying close attention to how companies treat their workers, we analyzed the state of human capital data disclosure among the 100 largest U.S. employers.

October 3, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Fixing Corporate America’s “Broken Rung”  

Individual stories of women rising to the top of organizations (GM CEO Mary Barra was just named the next chair of the Business Roundtable) can mask not only the lack of representation on a larger scale, but the significant gap in internal development across corporate America.

September 30, 2021  |  JUST Capital

America’s Child Care Crisis Calls for Stronger Corporate and Policy Action

The pandemic has made the scale of the child care crisis in the U.S. clear. Corporate leaders have a significant role to play in backing holistic solutions to support workers and their families.

September 22, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Chipotle, PayPal, and Prudential Financial Highlight Why Worker Financial Wellness Should Be a Post-Pandemic Priority for Corporate America

Worker Financial Wellness Initiative participants Chipotle, PayPal, and Prudential Financial share how companies can boost business resilience in a post-pandemic economy by investing in their employees’ financial security.

August 28, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The 32 Companies That Lead Their Industries on Workers  

This coming Monday marks Labor Day in the U.S. – an occasion to celebrate workers and honor their contributions. Ahead of the holiday, we took a look at the 32 companies that top their industries on worker issues in our 2021 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies.

July 20, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: ‘The Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage’

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman and Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to explain what they see as the most important step for attracting and retaining talent post-pandemic.

July 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Among Companies Leading on Living Wage, Tech Outnumbers Other Industries

Technology and Utilities companies pay more workers a living wage than other industries.

July 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY: To Attract Workers, Americans Say Companies Should Boost Wages and Benefits Over the Long Term

In a tight labor market, particularly for industries with more lower-wage workers, Americans say companies should respond by raising wages and offering benefits – and making these changes permanent.

July 13, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Worker Financial Wellness Initiative – Making Workers’ Financial Security and Health a C-Suite Priority

JUST Capital and PayPal have teamed up with the Financial Health Network and the Good Jobs Institute to make businesses stronger and more resilient.

June 29, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The New Blueprint for Business

The majority of Americans believe in capitalism but want to see it improved, especially through treating workers with respect and equal opportunity.

June 23, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Philanthropic Leverage Effect of JUST Capital

We’re leveraging the private sector to drive large-scale change on America’s most pressing challenges. This ‘force multiplier effect’ can generate huge philanthropic returns – here’s how.

June 15, 2021  |  JUST Capital

As the SEC Finally Takes on Climate Disclosure Standards, It Must Also Consider ESG Metrics Affecting Workers

JUST Capital filed a public comment endorsing a set of federally mandated ESG standards on climate, human capital, and DEI metrics.

June 11, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: We Need To Talk About Wages  

As the debate rages over why millions of jobs, especially low-wage ones, have been left unfilled, the idea of lifting wages and providing good jobs has gotten relatively little attention.

May 27, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Best Buy’s Former CEO Shares Leadership Lessons from the Hugely Successful Turnaround He Oversaw

Hubert Joly said that the essence of his leadership style is recognizing the humanity of his workforce and treating profit as an outcome of purpose, not the purpose itself.

May 25, 2021  |  JUST Capital

Pay Equity Analysis Is a Critical Step to Advancing Racial Equity in Corporate America

Racial pay gaps persist in the United States. We’re tracking which companies are assessing if they exist within their own organizations and sharing the results.

May 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

The Pandemic Showed That Companies Must Rethink Responsibilities to Their Workers, Says Financial Health Network CEO Jennifer Tescher

FHN’s Jennifer Tescher makes the case for joining the Worker Financial Wellness Initiative, the first step toward building stronger, more resilient companies based on a holistic understanding of financial health.

April 7, 2021  |  JUST Capital

We Need to Talk About Advancing the Minimum Wage – But in the Context of Creating Good Jobs

Good jobs – created by investing in workers’ financial health, career development, and overall well-being – must be central to the conversation around wages.

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