We need data to drive equality

The need for transparency and disclosure is more critical now than ever before. At JUST Capital, we believe that, with the right data and information, people, companies, and markets will do the right thing. Yet, in 2017, just 78 companies of the 875 we evaluated conducted pay equity analyses, and only 54 have established a policy, as well as targets, for equal opportunity. From our Equal Pay analysis to our Rankings on Corporate Tax Reform, we are working to create a more just – and transparent – marketplace, that better serves the needs of all Americans. We hope you’ll join us in advocating for greater data disclosure around the issues that matter most.

-Alison Omens, Managing Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement

Forbes

Americans agree that companies should not discriminate in pay, but we’ve fallen behind. Who will take the lead? Read Alison Omens’ and JUST Board Member Sharon Block’s take here >

 

Business Insider

Of the 875 companies that JUST Capital ranks, only 6 have taken major strides to create more inclusive workplaces and leadership opportunities for women. See the leaders here >TAX REFORM ROUNDUPAs we enter Q2, JUST Capital continues to update our Rankings on Corporate Tax Reform, which track and analyze how corporate tax savings are being distributed, according to the priorities of the American people. To date, 133 companies have announced their intentions, representing $55 billion, or roughly one-third of the estimated windfall going to the largest 875 publicly-traded U.S. companies this year. The aggregate distributions have not budged much since the launch on 2/28:

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest articles that highlight our research, which is also being leveraged by everyone from Senators to economic analysts.

BUSINESS INSIDER
These 15 companies top Just Capital’s Rankings on Corporate Tax Reform for investing their tax savings in employees, jobs, and communities. Check them out here >

FAST COMPANY 
How much of the corporate tax windfall is actually ending up where Americans believe it should – in the hands of workers? Find out here >

BLOOMBERG TV
Where should the money from tax savings be distributed, and which companies are rising to the top? Watch CEO Martin Whittaker’s full interview here >

BUSINESS INSIDER
While many companies are investing in their workers, the majority of the tax windfall is going to shareholders. Read more >

CNN MONEY
JUST Capital’s research found that, of the 6% of total savings being allocated to workers, over half is going toward one-time bonuses. Read more >

CFO MAGAZINE
How does the public define what is just, and why does that matter when it comes to tax reform? JUST Capital’s analysis is keeping the conversation around the Tax Bill alive. Find out how >

 

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