Resource RegistrationJUST Capital Redefining Value: Building a JUST Marketplace
Earlier this summer, 800+ publicly traded companies received a notification of a new benchmark by JUST Capital. JUST Capital tracks, for the first time, corporate performance against the public’s values and expectations and intends to establish the definitive source of data and rankings on how corporations perform on the issues the public cares most about.
The companies were specifically contacted because they encompass JUST’s initial rankings universe of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. JUST Capital shared a detailed set of performance criteria with each company. These criteria are unlike any developed by established ESG research firms; they are the result of a unique and comprehensive stakeholder engagement process.
JUST Capital surveyed over 40,000 Americans to ask the question “What makes a JUST company?” For those companies that have produced a GRI report, this survey process is akin to the external stakeholder process conducted during a materiality analysis. JUST Capital's approach has captured a “view from the street” that defines the issues external business stakeholders and members of the public care about and informs the metrics that will be used to measure performance; these include such issues as paying a fair wage, creating domestics jobs, CEO to average worker pay, minimizing pollution, providing paid time off, avoiding business with repressive regimes, and developing strong relationships with local communities.
In early November, JUST Capital announced its partnership with Forbes and released the results of its 2016 national survey work. The methodology, companies assessed, and the intended use of the information is all publicly available on the JUST Capital website.
On Nov. 30, the 2016 rankings were revealed and showed the top performing companies in each of 32 industries, together comprising the ‘JUST100.' Join us for a conversation with JUST Capital to understand the how and why of their work and how the market is likely to respond.
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Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization about relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization’s strategy for addressing sustainability
Name of the organization
Primary brands, products, and services
Location of organization’s headquarters
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report
Nature of ownership and legal form
Scale of the reporting organization
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender
Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Description of the organization’s supply chain
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain
Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization
Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses
Memberships in associations and/or national/international advocacy organizations
Entities included in the organization consolidated financial and nonfinancial reports
Process for defining report content
Material aspects identified in the process for defining report content
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary within the organization
For each material aspect, the aspect boundary outside the organization
Explanation of the effect of and reasons for any restatements of information provided in earlier reports
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
The basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage
The organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns
Date of most recent previous report
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents
‘In accordance’ option and GRI Content Index
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report
Governance structure of organization, including committees of the highest governance body
The organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
Disclosure on Management Approach for Aspect
Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations.
Financial assistance received from government.
Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.
Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.
Average hours of training per year per employee, by gender and by employee category.
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.