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Understanding the Just 100

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2016 9:40:43 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

Just Capital was established in 2015 by two successful and well-known investors: Paul Tudor Jones and Martin Whittaker.  Its mission is to use “the power of markets to drive positive change on the issues Americans care most about.”  After two years of research and reflection, Just Capital has now published a list of the 100 best “corporate citizens.”

We’ve been interested in this project from its inception and provided the Just Capital research team with access to our ratings and other data.  Unlike other ratings systems that attempt to decide what things are good behavior or bad behavior, Just Capital sought the opinion of ordinary citizens about what defines good corporate citizenship.  When they released the first readings from these surveys last year, it caused a stir within the sustainability community by showing that social and ethics issues were more important to most Americans than environment or other governance issues.

We suspected that Just Capital’s approach would generate ratings that differ from those of the other 491 ratings sources we integrate into CSRHub’s data set.  A simple comparison between the top 100 company ratings and CSRHub’s ratings shows there is about an 8% R Squared between Just Capital’s perspective on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and that of CSRHub’s aggregate of all other sustainability rating sources.

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CSRHub Simplifies Sustainability Benchmarking: An Interview with CSRHub Co-founder Cynthia Figge

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2014 9:35:51 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

As previously seen in the WiznessBlog.

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A Big Data Approach to Gathering CSR Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2014 9:19:20 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

The following is part 2 of a 3-part series on “Big Data.”

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CSRHub and CRedit360 Announce Service Partnership

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2013 9:14:43 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

CRedit360 and CSRHub partnership

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A Big Data Approach to Gathering CSR Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2012 9:45:50 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

The following is part 2 of a 3-part series on “Big Data.”

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Crowds of Ratings: The Financial Folks

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2010 11:54:00 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

By Bahar Gidwani

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