May 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm America/Detroit Timezone
University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Exhibition Space


The International Living Future Institute’s™ JUST™ program is a voluntary disclosure program and tool for all types and sizes of organizations. The JUST™ program provides an innovative transparency platform for organizations to reveal much about their operations, including how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments. In a similar fashion to the Living Building Challenge’s Declare® Program, the JUST™ Program acts as a “nutrition label” for socially just and equitable organizations. This approach requires reporting on a range of organization–and employee-related indicators. Each of the indicator metrics asks for simple yet specific and measurable accountabilities in order for the organization to be recognized at a One, Two, or Three Star Level, which is then summarized elegantly on a JUST™ label. The JUST™ label can be used by an organization on their website and in marketing to show commitment and public transparency on these issues. Participants will learn to describe the major components of the program and discuss the business rationale for investing in social justice policies, programs and practices.

Learning Objectives

Understand the basic framework of the JUST™ Program
Describe each of the social justice and equity indicators
Explore the emerging trends in key organizational issues such as workforce diversity and worker happiness
Discuss the business rationale for organizational investments in social justice programs