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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.

February 16, 2022  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY ANALYSIS: Americans Want to See Greater Transparency on ESG Issues and View Federal Requirements as a Key Lever for Increasing Disclosure

Americans want to see large companies publicly disclose human capital and environmental impact metrics and endorse federal action to require standardized disclosure.

February 16, 2022  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY REPORT: Explore the Full Findings of Our Survey on ESG Transparency and Disclosure

New survey research from JUST Capital and polling partner, SSRS, in collaboration with Public Citizen and Ceres, exploring America’s views on corporate disclosure.

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.

February 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

2021: The Year in Review

2021 was a monumental year for JUST, with both our organization, and our broader mission hitting prime time.

January 19, 2022  |  JUST Capital

In 2021, Americans Told Us They Expect Companies to Lead on These 7 Imperatives. 2022 Is the Time to Act.

Throughout 2021, we turned to Americans to learn what they think companies should do to address the most pressing challenges of our time and move toward a recovery that serves all their stakeholders. Here’s what they said.

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.

December 9, 2021  |  JUST Capital

SURVEY ANALYSIS: In Great Resignation, Americans Are United in Wanting Action on Wages and Jobs, and Accountability from Corporate America

Highlighting the key Issues that rose to prominence in our 2021 survey of the American public, to provide corporate leaders with clear direction for where they should focus their efforts to make their companies more just and stave off emerging challenges from The Great Resignation.

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