Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Social Index January 2017 Total Returns

Toronto, ON — February 8, 2017 — Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, today reported that the Jantzi Social Index® (JSI) increased in value by 0.70 percent during the month of January. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index increased by 0.85 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index increased by 1.23 percent.

Since inception on January 1, 2000 through January 31, 2017, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 6.54 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.16 percent and 6.14 percent respectively, over the same period.

Total ReturnsJanuary3 mths1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrInception
Annualized
Inception
Cumulative*
JSI0.70%6.94%25.65%8.32%9.765.00%6.54%195.21%
S&P/TSX
Composite
0.85%4.78%23.55%7.08%7.51%4.69%6.16%177.67%
S&P/TSX 601.23%5.43%24.08%8.17%8.33%4.90%6.14%176.76%

*Cumulative since 01/01/2000

Sector Contributions

In January 2017, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Financials sector with 86.06 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Energy sector with -106.29 basis points.

Company Contributions

In January 2017, Royal Bank of Canada was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 43.13 basis points. Suncor Energy Inc was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -60.50 basis points.

TOP POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONSBASIS POINTS CONTRIBUTED
Royal Bank of Canada:43.13
Teck Resources Limited:24.43
Toronto-Dominion Bank:24.42

 

TOP NEGATIVE CONTRIBUTIONSBASIS POINTS CONTRIBUTED
Suncor Energy Inc:-60.50
Cenovus Energy Inc:-21.83
ARC Resources Ltd.:-10.40

 

Launched in 2000, the JSI is a free-float market capitalization-weighted

 common stock index consisting of 50 Canadian companies that pass a set of broadly based ESG rating criteria. In creating the JSI, Jantzi Research, now Sustainalytics, set out to create an index which could be used by institutional investors in benchmarking the performance of socially-screened portfolios and by financial institutions in developing investment products such as index mutual funds, exchange traded funds, index portfolios, index futures and options. The JSI’s underlying universe is the TSX Composite Index.

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