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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.

January 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Meet the 2022 JUST 100 Leaders

With our media partner, CNBC, we’ve showcased a week’s worth of interviews with CEOs in the JUST 100 (and we’ve got several more to go).

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 10, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: What Americans Need From Business

Each year’s rankings has its own unique context, and right now my sense is that trust and accountability are the watchwords.

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.

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