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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 16, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Top 10 Companies That Treat Employees Best

These companies lead in our 2023 Rankings on the core worker issues that matter most to the American public.

December 14, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Only 9% of America’s Largest Companies Disclose the Number of Days of Paid Sick Leave They Provide, Unchanged Since 2022

While millions of American workers do not currently have access to paid sick leave, multiple studies show that it provides tangible benefits to companies – reducing absenteeism, the number of employees working while sick, and reducing turnover.

December 13, 2023  |  JUST Capital

VIDEO: Working Mom Shares How Prudential Financial’s Investment in Her Financial Wellness Enables Her to Be a ‘Better Parent’ and a ‘Better Worker’

As a member of The Worker Financial Wellness Initiative, Prudential Financial is investing in its workers, like Shanelle Forde, and seeing their engagement boost in return.

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December 9, 2023  |  JUST Capital

This Tech CEO Works With Salesforce, Walmart, and Other Industry Leaders To Advance Pay Equity For Thousands of Workers

“Folks realize there’s no going back to the old way. This generation of employees expects companies to pay equitably,” the Syndio CEO said.

December 4, 2023  |  JUST Capital

ANNUAL SURVEY: In a Year of Strikes, Worker Issues Like Wages and Mobility Top the American Public’s Priorities for Companies

Workers and wages remain the American public’s top priority for companies, with a bump in importance for workforce advancement amid AI and job security fears.

November 30, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital, Schultz Family Foundation, and the American Opportunity Index Partner to Explore Practices and Policies that Lead to Worker Mobility and Opportunity

JUST is partnering with the Schultz Family Foundation and the American Opportunity Index to connect the dots between corporate policies and real-world outcomes for workers.

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 13, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s 2023 Americans’ Views on Business Survey: Americans Want More Action From Corporate America as Talk Dwindles Following ESG and ‘Woke Business’ Backlash

Americans don’t think companies are making progress on their commitments to their stakeholders. And, beyond that, they want to see action from America’s largest companies on what matters most – workers.

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October 26, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Guiding Corporate Responsibility in the Age of Algorithms

As companies increasingly adopt AI tools, how can they ensure these technologies align with the priorities of the public and benefit all stakeholders? The Just AI Initiative aims to shed light on this critical question.

Sastry Durvasula, the Chief Information and Client Services Officer at TIAA

October 12, 2023  |  JUST Capital

TIAA CIO: Artificial Intelligence Will Help Us On Our Mission to ‘Retire Inequality’ – Watch Video Interview

TIAA’s Sastry Durvasula explained how artificial intelligence will help cut business inefficiencies, change its financial products, and help reduce inequality in the workforce and economy.

October 6, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Can “The Atlanta Way” Reinvigorate Corporate Community Investment?

“In Atlanta, we learned that despite the gleaming new office buildings in downtown Buckhead, economic mobility is low, deep inequality persists, and talent goes untapped.”

September 15, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: UAW and the Complicated Dynamics of Worker Engagement

The dispute between the United Auto Workers and Detroit’s so-called “Big Three” – Ford, GM, and Stellantis – has once again thrust the topic of employer-employee dynamics into the headlines. Some view it as a test case with wider repercussions for American industry.

September 8, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: In the Fog of the ESG War, Companies Continue to Drive Change

Amidst all the confusion, misinformation, and political wrangling over corporate ESG, stakeholder capitalism, and social responsibility, it is easy to lose sight of two basic questions. What are companies actually doing, and why? 

September 1, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Top 10 Companies for Workers

The American worker takes center stage yet again. 

August 29, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Less Than 5% of America’s Largest Employers Disclose ‘Fair Chance’ Hiring for Formerly Incarcerated Workers

Banks are the leading industry when it comes to fair chance disclosure, with five companies disclosing a policy for hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.

August 25, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Dan Schulman’s Lasting Impact on the American Worker

One of the most just CEOs of the last several years, PayPal’s Dan Schulman, will step down toward the end of September. His legacy for workers will endure.

August 11, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: From UAW to Return-to-Work, American Worker Issues Are Heating Up

Make no mistake: Regardless of industry, workers are asking more of their employers in a way that hasn’t been seen in a long time.

August 2, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Explains How Companies Can Approach ‘Purpose-Driven’ Culture to Drive Shareholder Returns

Akamai Technologies Chairman Dan Hesse shares with JUST why culture is the most important element of corporate success.

July 28, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: UPS Deal Puts The American Worker Front and Center

What could have been a highly disruptive strike was avoided on Tuesday when UPS and the Teamsters – which represents more than half of the company’s workforce – reached an agreement on wages and benefits just days before their current contract expired.

July 21, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Are We Making Progress on Income Inequality?

While it’s true many Americans still face severe financial difficulties, it’s also true that things do seem to be finally trending in the right direction.

Morgan Stanley Chief Medical Officer David Stark

July 20, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Morgan Stanley’s Chief Medical Officer Explains The Company’s Decision to Offer Enhanced Care Benefits: “It’s Part of Long-Term Thinking”

“Enhancing parental leave has a significant impact in terms of improving productivity, retention, and employee morale,” Morgan Stanley’s David Stark tells JUST Capital.

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July 19, 2023  |  JUST Capital

Zeynep Ton on Investing in Workers: ‘Paying Workers Low Wages is Actually Very Expensive’

“Investing in workers isn’t about being nice. You’re doing this because this is how you win with customers. This is how you win as a business.”

June 30, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Our ETF Shows That Public Interest, Returns, and Impact Can Align

This week we marked the five-year anniversary of the JUST ETF. Launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the fund has delivered exactly what we expected: solid financial return and measurable positive change on just business behavior. 

June 23, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Is A New Republican Vision for American Capitalism Emerging?

For the first time in a long while, a right-of-center economic policy thinker questioned the virtues of untrammeled free market capitalism.

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