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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will companies empower their workers to help define the future of work in America?
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.
New York Times economics reporter Jim Tankersley shares lessons from “The Riches of This Land.”
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.
We analyze how the BRT purpose statement signatories measure up to Americans’ expectations, and compare to other Russell 1000 companies.
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.
Providing hazard pay is stakeholder capitalism in action
Many companies have already stepped up to support their workers, customers, and local communities – here’s what they’re doing.
Many retail companies have stepped up on paid sick leave, but more is urgently needed from corporate leaders.
Of the 38 hazard pay policies originally announced by America’s largest employers, half are confirmed to have expired.
Americans want a “Great Reset”, but corporate actions to protect worker health, extend hazard pay and protect jobs are faltering.
Paid sick leave is more crucial than ever, but many low-paid Americans lack access during the coronavirus crisis.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
We urge companies to publish their current workforce demographic breakdowns, to help uncover how different dimensions of racial inequity impact Black and Brown workers.
74% of Americans agree that companies should provide at least 14 days of paid sick leave to all workers.
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