The partnerships’ list ranks the publicly traded companies in America that “perform best on the things Americans care most about.” The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the past 18 months.
The new list ranks U.S. companies against their peers within 32 major industries. Forbes and JUST Capital will rank companies across industries in future years.
“The JUST 100 celebrates the best of American business,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, an independent nonprofit established in 2013 with the goal of becoming the definitive source of information and rankings on how large, publicly traded corporations measure up against the American people’s definition of JUST business behavior.
“These amazing companies show that in America today the best companies do right by all their stakeholders – and by listening to the voice of the American people,” Whittaker added. “We salute all of the JUST 100 companies and look forward to working with them to help more companies understand that JUST behavior and commercial success go hand-in-hand.”
Forbes editor Randall Lane said the list is “the most authoritative, unbiased source of data about how corporations perform on the things people in the U.S. care about most.”
JUST Capital conducted the survey in partnership with an independent research institution at the University of Chicago. The partnership evaluated the performance of more than 890 publicly traded companies against the priorities that emerged in the survey and created a ranking model to develop the JUST 100 list.
The top six issues ranked by the public were:
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