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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 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 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 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

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 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.

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 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 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 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

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 1, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Carbon-Efficient Companies Shine During Insecure Times

In our latest Chart of the Week, we show that a lower carbon footprint can actually be beneficial for a company’s bottom line.

June 25, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies with Strong Corporate Governance Lead the Market in a Downturn

As many corporations begin to address the systemic inequity within their own organizations, this week’s chart shows that ethical leadership could connect to financial outperformance.

June 12, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies that Embrace Full Disclosure on Workforce Diversity Outperform their Peers

How does demographic disclosure – one of the key actions companies can take to address systemic racism – impact with corporate performance?

May 28, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: COVID-19 Best Responders Outperform Their Respective Industries

Companies that are prioritizing their workers and communities are seeing outperformance relative to their industry peers

May 22, 2020  |  JUST Capital

There Is No ESG Without the S

It’s time to abandon the old definition of ESG.

May 21, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: America’s Most JUST Companies Are Bouncing Back More Quickly During the Current Recession

JUST Industry Leaders have recovered at a faster rate than their peers.

May 13, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Chart of the Week: Companies That Prioritize Workers See Higher ROE and Cumulative Return

Companies that have cared for their workers in the past are seeing financial results today.

May 12, 2020  |  JUST Capital

CEO Martin Whittaker Talks ESG Risk During Coronavirus on Morningstar’s Sustainable Investing Quarterly Webinar

What does good governance look like today?

April 29, 2020  |  JUST Capital

JUST Chart of the Week: Companies Prioritizing Workers and Customers in Coronavirus Crisis Are Outperforming Peers

A look at how companies that prioritize their workers and customers perform in the market during the coronavirus crisis.

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