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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 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 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.

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 8, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Americans Say CEO Pay Is Too High: Companies Should Reduce Income Inequality by Raising Minimum Wage to Living Wage and Capping CEO Compensation

We surveyed Americans to learn what they think about CEO pay today, and what companies should do to narrow the CEO-to-Worker pay gap.

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 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Chipotle, Intel, and Prudential Leaders Share How They’re Using Transparency, Real-Time Feedback, and Advancement to Recruit and Retain Workers

Chipotle, Intel, and Prudential share how responding to the shifting labor market with real-time engagement, transparency, and opportunity has bolstered recruitment and retention.

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 18, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Why Inflation is the Enemy of a JUST Economy

Inflation is one of the more insidious enemies of a just economy. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said as much on Wednesday, when announcing the first rate hike since 2018. 

March 17, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST SXSW Panel Showcased Where the Pandemic Brought Progress for Working Women and How Much More They Need

More than a million women have yet to return to the workforce, and we discussed what needs to change to create more inclusive workforces.

March 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Just 23% of the Largest U.S. Companies Analyze Their Gender Pay Gaps, Marking Stalled Progress Toward Wage Equity

New JUST Capital analysis finds less than a quarter of the country’s largest employers are conducting gender pay equity analyses, with progress stalling over the last three years.

February 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Employers Investing in the ‘S’ in ESG Should Consider These Five Elements

Financial security, safety, fair treatment, opportunity, and purpose are key to retaining and engaging workers in the Great Resignation.

February 6, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Just Over Half of the Largest U.S. Companies Share Workforce Diversity Data as Calls for Transparency from Investors and Regulators Grow

Our analysis finds a slim majority of Russell 1000 companies share race and ethnicity workforce data as investors and the SEC intensify their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion transparency.

January 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Disney, Wall Street, and the American Worker

Film producer and JUST board member Abigail Disney’s new documentary, “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales,” spotlights the struggle of low-wage Disneyland workers to make ends meet and in doing so, establishes a narrative about workers all around the country.

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