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January 26, 2023  |  JUST Capital

What Walmart’s Wage Hike Means for Corporate America’s Pay Practices

Our Chief Strategy Officer, Alison Omens, writes on the signal Walmart’s move to raise wages for its frontline workers sends to corporate America.

December 16, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Highlights from Paul Tudor Jones’ Discussion with 3 CEOs About the Future of Capitalism

JUST Capital co-founder and chair Paul Tudor Jones led a panel about ESG and stakeholder capitalism with former Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, Grameen CEO Andrea Jung, and Interactive Brokers former founding CEO and current chair Thomas Peterffy.

December 2, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Better Disclosure Can Build Trust in Corporate Wage Strategies

Years ago when we were launching JUST, I remember the CEO of a large bank told me in no uncertain terms that there was “no chance” companies would ever be transparent about wages. Has that changed?

November 29, 2022  |  JUST Capital

As Inflation Rises, Corporate Minimum Wage Disclosure Continues to Lag

While Americans want companies to prioritize a living wage and pay transparency, only a handful publicly announce minimum wage increases resulting in real wage gains for their workers.

November 19, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How to Make Layoffs as Just as Possible

As painful as they can be, layoffs don’t have to be unjust. Here’s how:

November 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: How the Midterms Might Affect Corporate Stakeholder Leadership

I’ve spent much of the week talking to business leaders about what Tuesday’s election results could mean for corporate stakeholder leadership. The answer – like the outcome of a few key races – is not yet clear.

November 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Energy Companies That Perform Well in JUST’s Rankings Have Outperformed Their Industry Peers

As COP27 begins and fossil fuel companies take in massive profits, we took a look at how the top performing energy companies in our Rankings compare to the lowest performing.

October 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

With Recession Fears Rising, Companies Can (And Should) Be Investing in JUST Jobs

Our Chief Strategy Officer Alison Omens lays out a framework companies can use to invest in workers right now, shares what some of the largest U.S. employers we’ve spoken to think of it, and how we’re helping them take action.

October 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Can Creating JUST Jobs Unite Americans?

We spoke to investor and AOL cofounder Steve Case on why people, both in workforces and communities, are key to corporate success.

October 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

What a Living Wage Is and Why Businesses Should Use It as a Benchmark

In the first of our JUST Jobs Explained series, we break down how to calculate a living wage, how its components are dependent on location and family size, and why businesses can improve their operations with this information.

September 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: A Winter of Discontent? It’s Time to Focus on JUST Jobs

In the face of economic uncertainty, we gathered corporate and nonprofit leaders to discuss why now’s the time to invest in workers and create JUST Jobs.

September 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Insights to Impact Virtual Event – Defining a JUST Job for Today’s Economy

On September 28, JUST Capital convened corporate and nonprofit leaders for an Insights to Impact virtual event – Defining a JUST Job for Today’s Economy.

September 16, 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 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Launches the Multi-Year JUST Jobs Program

The JUST Jobs program will build on in-depth survey research on what Americans across all demographics value most in jobs today and robust job quality frameworks, with the goal of strengthening businesses, the economy, and the livelihoods of people around the country.

August 31, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Across Political Divides, Americans Agree: Companies Should Prioritize Workers’ Economic Security, Driving Competitive Advantage

Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike agree that it’s a company’s responsibility to pay its frontline workers enough to make ends meet.

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 25, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Mastercard’s Chief Inclusion Officer Shares How Data, Employee Input, and Customization Drive Its Diversity Strategy

We heard from Mastercard Chief Inclusion Officer, Randall Tucker, on how the company made diversity a priority for its 25,000 global employees.

August 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How American Electric Power Successfully Made Diversity and Inclusion Core to Its Business Strategy

American Electric Power DEI managers Kimberly Hughes and Alyvia Johnson share key lessons from the energy company’s journey to increase equity and career mobility.

August 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s 2022 Workforce Equity and Mobility Ranking

With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, JUST Capital has highlighted the top 100 companies in the Russell 1000 prioritizing DEI, career development, local employee pipelines, fair pay, and quality worker benefits.

August 11, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Bank of America’s Head of Diversity & Inclusion Explains How Its Hiring and Retention Practices Prioritize Equity and Upward Mobility for Workers

Bank of America Chief Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer, Cynthia Bowman, shares how the company’s taking a data-driven DEI approach to tackle systemic barriers to hiring and mobility.

August 11, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim Explains Why He Welcomes ESG Criticism As Vital to Its Future

HBS’s George Serafeim discusses his new book, “Purpose and Profit,” and what debates around Tesla and Danone can teach us about sustainability and ESG.

August 11, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How Employers Are Using Practices Like Fair Chance Hiring and Apprenticeships to Increase Equity and Upward Mobility in the Workplace

The companies topping our 2022 Workforce Equity and Mobility Ranking outpace the Russell 1000 in setting specific DEI targets, implementing fair chance hiring, cultivating apprenticeships, and offering paid training and tuition reimbursement.

August 4, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Why Investing in Workers Amid Today’s Inflation Can Be a Smart Business Decision

Our new polling research finds large majorities of Americans believe companies should be taking care of their workforces during high inflation.

July 14, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Joined the U.S. Department of Labor and Families and Workers Fund to Better Understand the State of Job Quality in America

We’ve collected key takeaways from the U.S. Department of Labor and Families and Workers Fund’s Good Jobs Summit, where public and private sector leaders discussed how job quality needs to be paramount in this tight labor market.

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.

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