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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 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 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?

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 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 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 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

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

July 1, 2020  |  JUST Capital

Paid Sick Leave Was Not a Corporate Priority Before Coronavirus – Americans Want That to Change.

74% of Americans agree that companies should provide at least 14 days of paid sick leave to all workers.

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