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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 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 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.

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 3, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Energy Companies That Perform Well in JUST’s Rankings Have Outperformed Their Industry Peers

As COP27 begins and fossil fuel companies take in massive profits, we took a look at how the top performing energy companies in our Rankings compare to the lowest performing.

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 28, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Creating a New Generation of JUST Business Leaders

Engaging and empowering the next generation of business leaders is critical to our mission and, through our JUSTGen initiative, an increasingly exciting part of our strategy.  

October 24, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Could “Labor Hoarding” Promote Just Jobs in a Recession?

A new report from the Conference Board and The Business Council found that 98% of CEOs surveyed are preparing for a U.S. recession within the next 12-18 months. But it may not necessarily mean mass redundancies and unemployment.

October 20, 2022  |  JUST Capital

With Recession Fears Rising, Companies Can (And Should) Be Investing in JUST Jobs

Our Chief Strategy Officer Alison Omens lays out a framework companies can use to invest in workers right now, shares what some of the largest U.S. employers we’ve spoken to think of it, and how we’re helping them take action.

October 14, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: ‘Critics of ESG Are as Wrong as a Frog in a Fire’ Says PTJ

Our cofounder and chairman Paul Tudor Jones spoke with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin on what ESG critics are getting wrong, pointing to JUST data.

October 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Can Creating JUST Jobs Unite Americans?

We spoke to investor and AOL cofounder Steve Case on why people, both in workforces and communities, are key to corporate success.

October 7, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Steve Case’s Vision for American Business Is One He Thinks the Whole Country Can Get Behind

Investor and AOL cofounder Steve Case explains why he’s dedicated the last eight years to his “Rise of the Rest” initiative, which develops startup ecosystems across the United States, and how it aligns with many of JUST’s big picture goals.

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 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 23, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Climate Week Surfaces Some Fundamental Questions

During Climate Week, we took a look at the state of climate commitments across corporate America.

September 22, 2022  |  JUST Capital

JUST Companies Tend to Outperform Their Peers

Even in challenging economic headwinds, companies performing well in JUST’s Rankings are demonstrating that following through on values does not mean sacrificing returns.

September 21, 2022  |  JUST Capital

Corporate Climate Commitments Are on The Rise, Largely in Less Ambitious Categories and Low Intensive Industries

Our latest analysis finds an increase in the number of climate commitments from Russell 1000 companies alongside a dichotomy between emissions and ambition levels within industries.

September 16, 2022  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Don’t Believe the Hype, Americans Agree on What Companies Should Do

Across every demographic group we surveyed, whether political affiliation, race, gender, age, or income group, Americans are united in wanting companies to prioritize workers and pay a fair, living wage.

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. 

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