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December 22, 2022  |  JUST Capital

These Were JUST Capital’s Most Popular Stories of 2022

Our top articles this year included how America’s largest companies addressed racial equity, climate change, and the war in Ukraine.

December 16, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Building Bridges on the Stakeholder Approach

Looking ahead to 2023, we would do well to not just engage those who we think we disagree with, but understand where they’re coming from and find common ground. 

December 14, 2022  |  JUST Capital

3 Charts That Show Why Companies Should Regularly Raise Wages to Match Inflation

We illustrate how inflation reduces the purchasing power of wages and causes pay cuts for workers over time.

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 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 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s 2022 Americans’ Views on Business Survey: Americans Want Less Talk, More Action

Despite an uptick in positive impressions of just business behavior during the pandemic, Americans are now less likely to think companies are following through.

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 29, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital and New Partner Revelio Labs Find About Half of Russell 1000 Employees Do Not Make a Family-Sustaining Wage

JUST Capital has partnered with Revelio Labs to provide more robust estimates of corporate wage data, a key component of job quality, across America’s largest companies.

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 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

ANNUAL SURVEY: In an Unstable Economic Environment, Workers and Wages Are More Important Than Ever to the American Public

Despite rhetoric that the country is incredibly polarized, there is broad consensus across all demographic and political cohorts that workers should be corporate America’s top priority.

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.

September 9, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Is the ESG Backlash Stopping Companies From Being More Just?

In the face of the backlash against ESG and stakeholder capitalism, have companies eased off in their actions to become more just? Our latest corporate engagement data suggests not. 

September 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: On Labor Day Weekend, How is Labor Really Doing?

Ahead of Labor Day, let’s take stock of where things stand for the American worker. 

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 17, 2022  |  JUST Capital

On the 3rd Anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s Redefined Corporate Purpose, Corporations Aren’t Living Up to Americans Expectations

Americans are hesitant to agree that the nation’s largest companies are truly moving away from the shareholder-centric model.

August 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

In the Midst of Economic Uncertainty, Pressure to Disclose Human Capital Data Grows – Here’s How Corporate America Is Measuring Up

Despite widespread support for increased disclosure, when we analyzed the state of human capital disclosure among America’s 1000 largest public companies, we found that overall they are currently lagging.

August 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Mobility and the American Dream

The ESG blowback is here, and it’s real.

August 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Investing in Workers When Inflation is High

The pressures inflation heaps on business does not mean stakeholder value creation needs to take a back seat. On the contrary, it can be a time for just companies to shine.

July 26, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The 2022 Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Families and Communities

Amid new and compounding challenges to Americans’ health and well-being, we’re highlighting the top 100 companies that are stepping up for workers and their families, and communities across the U.S.

July 15, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up For American Workers

The American public is navigating tough times. As prices are going up, wages aren’t keeping up. And the reality is that job growth is very different from quality job growth

July 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Disclosure on Racial Pay Equity Analyses Has Increased, but Only 22% of America’s Largest Employers Disclose the Results

While the public believes that ensuring pay equity is an integral part of achieving racial equity, over half of the companies we tracked in the 2022 Corporate Racial Equity Tracker continue to lack disclosure around this issue.

July 1, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: CEOs Face Tough Choices Ahead on Stakeholder Leadership

Companies seeking to do right by their stakeholders will have their mettle tested in the weeks and months to come. Let’s start with wages…

June 27, 2022  |  JUST Capital

How is Corporate America Responding to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade?

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade – a decision that will demand critical leadership not only from the public sector, but from the private sector as well. To understand how the landscape will shift for the American workforce, we will be tracking how America’s largest companies respond to the ruling.

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