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August 13, 2020  |  JUST Capital

As the Coronavirus Pandemic Continues, Fewer than Half of Retail Companies Provide Expanded Paid Sick Leave to Frontline Workers

Many retail companies have stepped up on paid sick leave, but more is urgently needed from corporate leaders.

August 13, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Essential Workers Remain at High Risk on the Frontlines. But for Many, Hazard Pay Has Expired.

Of the 38 hazard pay policies originally announced by America’s largest employers, half are confirmed to have expired.

August 7, 2020  |  JUST Capital

ESG Measurement Will Need Upgrading If It’s To Meet Public Expectations

If one thing has become clear this year, it’s that corporate stakeholder performance claims – on COVID-19, racial equity, and other “S” issues – must be backed by real action.

August 6, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Avoid Controversy in Their Communities Outperform During the Recovery

This week we look at severe communities controversies within the companies we cover, and see a significant outperformance for those who don’t have at least one severe controversy.

July 31, 2020  |  JUST Capital

A “Great Reset” Is Far From Guaranteed

Americans want a “Great Reset”, but corporate actions to protect worker health, extend hazard pay and protect jobs are faltering.

July 31, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Our Patchwork of Paid Sick Leave Policies is Failing Workers – Nearly 75% of Americans Missing Work Due to COVID Aren’t Getting Paid

Paid sick leave is more crucial than ever, but many low-paid Americans lack access during the coronavirus crisis.

July 30, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies Paying a Fair Wage Outperform Peers in the Downturn

This week, we double down on employee compensation and dive into our “Pays a Fair Wage” metric to showcase how companies’ wages differ across various job titles when compared to industry peers.

July 30, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Read Our Response to the Department of Labor Proposal We Believe Will Crush Important ESG Momentum

The DOL has stated that ESG funds are “vehicles for furthering social goals or policy objectives that are not in the financial interest of the plan.” We completely disagree – here’s why.

July 29, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Humana’s CEO Explained How the Coronavirus Crisis Has Confirmed the Value of a Long-Term, Stakeholder-Driven Strategy

The health care company is working to align shareholder value with a positive societal impact, said CEO Bruce Broussard in the Quarterly JUST Call.

July 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

How Corporate Transparency on Racial Equity is Driving Investment Decisions

On July 27, JUST hosted a discussion with representatives from two of America’s largest pension funds and Bloomberg’s chief diversity reporter on why disclosing workforce demographic data is a crucial first step toward addressing racial inequity in corporate America. 

July 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Keeping ESG out of 401(k) Plans Hurts Participants and Produces Worse Outcomes

Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new investment duties rule that would essentially keep ESG funds out of retirement accounts. Everything I’ve seen throughout my career shows that such a move would hurt investors.

July 27, 2020  |  JUST Capital

JUST Capital Is Committing to Racial Equity Within Our Organization and in Our Work

In response to an empowered Black Lives Matter movement, JUST is transparently auditing its pay equity, diversifying its board, and continuing to cover racial equity as part of its work, among several other actions.

July 25, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The American People Have Spoken – Now is Not the Time to Pull Back Frontline Worker Benefits

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July 24, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Join Us for our July 24 Quarterly JUST Call featuring Bruce Broussard, CEO of Humana

We’ll unpack Humana’s stakeholder performance, long-term plan for sustainable value creation, response to COVID-19, and more.

July 23, 2020  |  JP Morgan Chase

Consumption Effects of Unemployment Insurance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

JPMorgan Chase Research Institute puts out new research on unemployment benefits: “Allowing the $600 supplement to expire at the end of July 2020 could cause substantial declines in aggregate demand and potentially negative effects on the macro-economy.”

July 23, 2020  |  The New York Times

Want More Diversity? Some Experts Say Reward C.E.O.s for It

The New York Times suggests tying CEO pay to diversity outcomes as one of the most effective ways to improve diversity and inclusion across corporate America.

July 23, 2020  |  The Washington Post

How to turn our collective outrage into action

Robert F. Smith shares how the private sector can “turn our collective outrage into action,” to ensure our national reckoning becomes more than a passing moment.

July 23, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies Paying a Living Wage Fare Better in Recovery

In this Chart of the Week, we analyze how companies with a high percentage of employees making a national living wage have performed over the trailing one year.

July 21, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Companies Taking Their Environmental Commitments Seriously Can Significantly Cut Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Limiting Air Travel

As we prepare our annual rankings, we are considering a new way that companies might reduce their environmental impact – the reduction of air travel.

July 16, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The Priorities of the Public Are Growing More Important as Our Economy Reopens. Are Companies Following Through?

Many companies have stepped up to the plate to support their stakeholders in the immediate aftermath of the crisis, and many more are likely to need to do so as our nation gradually reopens.

July 16, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Real Action on the Environment – Not Just Disclosure – Is Needed for Top Financial Performance

This week, we take a closer look at the financial impacts of environmental disclosure vs. non-disclosure.

July 9, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Carbon-Efficient Companies Grow Their Operating Income Faster

This week, we evaluate the rate at which carbon-efficient companies grow their operating income over the trailing five-year period.

July 9, 2020  |  JUST Capital

The American Public Wants Companies to Take Action on Advancing Racial Equity – Especially Black Americans

Turning to the American public to ask them what they’d like to see from corporate America today – and particularly, how Black Americans want companies to act.

July 7, 2020  |  JUST Capital

As CEOs Face a Legacy-Defining Moment, We Are Providing a Blueprint for Their Role in Achieving Racial Equity

The public is demanding CEOs help create a more equitable society.

July 2, 2020  |  JUST Capital

What Does Representation Look Like for Black and Brown Employees at 17 of America’s Largest Employers?

We urge companies to publish their current workforce demographic breakdowns, to help uncover how different dimensions of racial inequity impact Black and Brown workers.

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