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January 19, 2023  |  JUST Capital

The Companies That Prioritized Their Stakeholders Outperformed Their Peers in the Fourth Quarter

Q4 ended a rough year for the stock market, but we found that high scores across all five stakeholders we track resulted in market outperformance.

January 10, 2023  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital and CNBC Release the 2023 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies and Marquee JUST 100 List

Discover which companies are leading on the issues that matter most to Americans today. In 2023, Bank of America leads the JUST 100 for the first time.

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 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.

November 4, 2022  |  JUST Capital

What Reducing Emissions Could Save or Cost America’s Largest Companies

With eyes on corporate climate commitments during COP27, we teamed up with Harvard Business School to look at the savings or cost carbon pricing would bring companies.

November 1, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies That Prioritize Their Workers Outperformed Peers in Q3

In JUST Capital’s Quarterly Review of Stakeholder Performance – Q3 2022, we found that companies with strong Workers scores outperformed peers in a challenging environment.

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 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.

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 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 17, 2022  |  JUST Capital

3 Years Later: Here’s How Business Roundtable Purpose Statement Signatories Are Stacking Up Against Their Peers When it Comes to Stakeholder Performance

Our latest analysis shows that stakeholder performance by BRT signatories in our Rankings has in fact trended upward in the last three years.

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 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 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s Quarterly Review of Stakeholder Performance – Q2 2022

We broke down market performance for each of the companies in our Rankings, and found that the “most just” outperformed those at the bottom of the list generally and across four of five stakeholders we measure.

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.

June 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Companies Are Spending with Diverse Suppliers to Advance Racial Equity in Their Communities

Our 2022 Racial Equity Tracker finds companies are more likely to leverage supplier spend with diverse businesses to advance racial equity in their communities.

May 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The 2022 Corporate Racial Equity Tracker

The Corporate Racial Equity Tracker offers an in-depth accounting of DEI disclosures from the 100 largest U.S. employers, through 23 metrics across six specific dimensions of racial equity.

May 30, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Americans Agree That Advancing Racial Equity Starts With Paying a Fair Wage

In 2022, nine in ten respondents – with strong majorities across demographic groups – say it’s important for companies to promote racial equity in the workplace.

May 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Boards Are Increasingly Tying Goals to ESG Metrics As Demand From Shareholders Rises

While companies face a record-level of ESG proxy challenges this year, our analysis finds a steady increase in disclosure of board ESG oversight over the past three years.

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.

May 5, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital’s Quarterly Review of Stakeholder Performance – Q1 2022

We broke down market performance for each of the companies in our Rankings, and found that the “most just” outperformed those at the bottom of the list generally and across four of five stakeholders we measure.

April 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

With Investor Pressure and SEC Requirements Accelerating, Corporate America Needs to Step Up on Environment Disclosure

We took a look at what environment metrics the largest U.S. companies are sharing, finding disclosures are low overall with over a third sharing no data.

April 12, 2022  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY ANALYSIS: Job Numbers Continue to Lag for Women. Here’s What Americans Say Companies Should Be Doing to Bring Them Back to Work

COVID-19 not only took women out of the workforce, it brought to light long-standing inequities for women at work. Americans agree companies can do more.

March 29, 2022  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY REPORT: Facing Post-Pandemic Child Care Challenges, Americans Agree There Are Many Ways Companies Can Help

We turned to the American public to learn their perspectives on how companies can help parents balance caregiving responsibilities with working.

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