JUST Capital

Interview, LinkedIn Series

Dan Talks #JUST100 with Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money

Democrats and Republicans agree on something: the behavior they wish to see exhibited by US corporations.

On Tuesday, non-profit JUST Capital released its rankings of America's 100 largest companies based on how "JUST" they are. JUST Capital surveyed tens of thousands of Americans about the behaviors they want to see from companies they buy from, invest in and work for. The results between Democratic and Republican respondents were remarkably consistent.

In a nutshell, Americans believe that American companies put too much emphasis on only one stakeholder: shareholders. They believe that shareholders are important stakeholders, but workers, customers, the environment and communities are even more important. JUST capital used the American people's definition of JUST and collected hard data from a variety of sources to determine how US companies are performing with respect to these criteria.

For more on the JUST 100, watch below. Jim Cramer of CNBC's Mad Money interviewed Dan about the JUST Capital rankings.


To read the rest of Dan's thoughts on the #JUST100, clickthrough to Dan's LinkedIn post

Corporate Leadership, LinkedIn Series

Recognizing America’s Most Just Companies

Reposted from Dan Hesse's LinkedIn series on Executive Leadership and Corporate Responsibility. The following was published December 9, 2016. 

Americans want “just” behavior from its companies. Forbes recently published a list of America’s most just companies after extensive survey work and data analysis by JUST Capital.

The inaugural report, the JUST 100 List, shows that Americans want companies to work for all stakeholders. This includes:

  • Employees
  • Customers
  • Shareholders
  • Communities
  • The Planet

This report fills a gap, offering an easy-to-use reference guide in terms of overall performance, sortable by specific industry and score. Consumers, workers and investors can now access this information quickly and easily. The list is online now and will be featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine's December 20 Impact & Philanthropy issue. 

These companies deserve recognition. Capitalism is a force for good, but can become more so. I’m hopeful that this information will result in action that will make American capitalism even more responsible.

Press Release

The Power of the Markets to Drive Change

The following is a press release reprinted with permission from JUST Capital's Announcement portal.


New York, NY – September 19, 2016 - JUST Capital, a nonprofit that measures the performance of large U.S. corporations on the issues Americans care most about, today announced the appointment of veteran business leader, Dan Hesse, to its Board of Directors.

Dan served as President and CEO of Sprint Corporation from 2007 - 2014. Previously, Hesse was the Chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, Chairman, President and CEO of Terabeam Corporation, and held various positions at AT&T for over twenty years, including serving as President and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services. 

“I am pleased to join JUST Capital’s board at this pivotal moment. Our Presidential election process tells us that corporate responsibility is an important topic to the American people,” said Hesse. “JUST Capital provides consumers with information to help them choose companies whose practices they admire and companies with data to help them develop more responsible practices.”

In addition to receiving Corporate Responsibility Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award, Hesse has been named "Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology" by LAPTOP Magazine, “Wireless Industry, Person of the Year" by RCR Magazine, "Executive of the Year" by Wireless Business and Technology Magazine, "CEO of the Year" by the National Eagle Leadership Institute, and one of "10 Inspirational Leaders Who Turned Around Their Companies" by Entrepreneur Magazine. Glassdoor also named Hesse one of 2014's highest-rated CEOs by employees.  

Said JUST Capital CEO, Martin Whittaker: “We are deeply honored to have Dan on the board. With decades of experience as a leader of business and technology, his insight has already proven invaluable. More importantly, Dan’s mission-aligned values and perspective on the future of JUST business make him a perfect fit for our organization and community.”

About JUST Capital

The JUST Capital Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that uses the power of the markets to drive positive change on the issues Americans care most about. Chaired and co-founded by Paul Tudor Jones II, JUST Capital ranks how large publicly-traded corporations measure up against the American people’s definition of JUST business behavior, and empowers all stakeholders with the data and tools they need to build a more JUST marketplace.  The organization is based in New York City.

Media Contact

Anjali Deshmukh, Director, Public Engagement & Products; phone (646) 854-2234; e-mail adeshmukh@justcapital.com.