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September 25, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Companies Making Racial Equity Commitments Must Consider Their Environmental Impact on Marginalized Communities

We take a closer look at a key point from the CEO Blueprint for Achieving Racial Equity, which we developed with FSG and PolicyLink.

September 23, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Have Business Roundtable Companies Really Underperformed on Stakeholder Promises This Year?

What we measure for stakeholder capitalism is as important as how we measure it.

September 23, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the (Climate) Week: Low Carbon Intensity Is Correlated With Higher Returns

Companies should use the opportunity that climate week represents to consider extending their engagement on limiting their carbon emissions across their whole value chain.

September 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

50 Years After the Introduction of the ‘Friedman Doctrine,’ It’s Time to Create a New Capitalism

Milton Friedman and his peers set America on the course of shareholder primacy. Business leaders and academics are considering what must be done for a stakeholder-driven alternative.

September 17, 2020  |  JUST Capital

ESG Experts From Goldman Sachs and Carlyle Group Break Down Where Sustainable Investing Is Today and Where It’s Headed

We sat down with two of the ESG’s most prominent leaders –John Goldstein, the head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Megan Starr, the Global Head of Impact for The Carlyle Group, to discuss the future of ESG. 

September 17, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Focus on Their Customers Outperform Their Peers During The Recovery

Companies that support customers by producing non-harmful and quality products, emphasizing privacy, using fair pricing, offering equal treatment, and more, outperform their competitors by 20.7% .

September 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Introducing the Imperative 21 Campaign to RESET Capitalism

On September 13th, 2020, JUST Capital joined with Imperative 21 coalition partners including B Lab, The B Team, CECP, and Conscious Capitalism, to call for a RESET of our economic system toward and create a more just and equitable form of capitalism.

September 11, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: An Unprecedented Back to School Season Is Revealing a Child Care Crisis

Whether they are working from home full time or part time, or are on the frontline, they have to – in an unprecedented way – find a balance between supporting their families and ensuring their kids are learning.

September 11, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Americans Are Facing an Unprecedented Back to School Season. Here’s Why Companies Need to Help Solve the COVID-19 Child Care Crisis.

As back-to-school season begins, companies must support working parents with expanded child care benefits to fill new, critical gaps in a child care system that’s already been in crisis for years.

September 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

As Americans Embrace ESG Investing, the Challenges Against It Feel Less Valid Than Ever

Arguments in support of shareholder primacy and against stakeholder capitalism are out of sync with the voice of the American public, institutional investors, shareholders, and corporations themselves. 

September 10, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of The Week: Companies That Prioritize Their Workers Continue to Outperform the Market

In light of Labor Day this past Monday, we revisit a chart from early June to evaluate how companies’ treatment of their workers continues to affect financial performance throughout 2020.

September 4, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: Your Business Is Only As Good As Your Workforce

As we head into Labor Day, six months into a pandemic that has caused us to revisit our assumptions about what it means to be a resilient business, its time to discuss the most important business stakeholders in our society – workers.

September 3, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Labor Day 2020: Workers’ Voices Must Be Heard – Not Silenced – in the Fight Against COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

Will companies empower their workers to help define the future of work in America?

September 3, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies Embracing Full Disclosure on Workforce Diversity Continue to Outperform Peers

For Labor Day, we revisit our Chart of the Week from earlier this summer to reevaluate how companies who fully disclose their EEO-1 reports have performed throughout the trailing three months. 

August 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The JUST Report: The Power, and the Perils, of Worker Protest

Two events this week highlighted the extremes of worker empowerment in America today. Once again, the defining social issues of 2020 – COVID-19 and racial equity – were the catalyst. 

August 27, 2020  |  JUST Capital

How CEOs Can Lead Better If They Shed Myths of the Middle Class and Invest in Workers

New York Times economics reporter Jim Tankersley shares lessons from “The Riches of This Land.”

August 27, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Just Companies Have Better Risk Profiles and Overall Decreased Volatility

This week, we explore the risk profile of more just companies in comparison to less just ones, and show that JUST companies have less volatility.

August 20, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Behavioral Science Experts Dan Ariely and Kelly Peters Explain How Business Leaders Can Support Employees’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this week, we were joined by Dan Ariely and Kelly Peters of BEworks to discuss how workers have been impacted by the shift to work-from home.

August 20, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: JUST Companies Continue to Outperform Their Competition

This week, we dive into the history of our JUST Rankings and evaluate how America’s Most JUST Companies have performed on a cumulative basis since inception, finding that the top four quintiles as the top quintile has outperformed the bottom quintile by 29.9% cumulatively.

August 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

How Business Roundtable Companies Have Responded to Six Critical Stakeholder Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We analyze how the BRT purpose statement signatories measure up to Americans’ expectations, and compare to other Russell 1000 companies.

August 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

A Year After the Business Roundtable Redefined the Purpose of a Corporation, Americans See Progress But Opportunity for Treating Workers Better

Timed with the one-year anniversary of the Business Roundtable’s landmark redefinition of corporate purpose, we asked the public how they believe companies are doing in shifting from a myopic focus on shareholders to better serving the needs of all stakeholders. 

August 18, 2020  |  JUST Capital

How Business Roundtable Companies Have Responded to Four Critical Issues Advancing Racial Equity in the Workplace

64% of Business Roundtable signatories released statements standing in solidarity with their Black and Brown colleagues and communities over the past few months. But how are they actually performing on key racial equity actions?

August 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

If You Take Stakeholder Capitalism Seriously, You Need to Take Hazard Pay Seriously

Providing hazard pay is stakeholder capitalism in action

August 14, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The COVID-19 Corporate Response Tracker: How America’s Largest Employers Are Treating Stakeholders Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Many companies have already stepped up to support their workers, customers, and local communities – here’s what they’re doing.

August 13, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Just Companies See Shallower Drawdowns in Market Downturn

As our economy sees increasing uncertainty after the market recovery in Q2, this week’s analysis dives into our 2020 Rankings to evaluate median maximum drawdowns by quintile.

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