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Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Social Index February 2017 Total Returns

Toronto, ON — March 13, 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 0.13 percent during the month of February. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index increased by 0.21 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index decreased by 0.07 percent.

Since inception on January 1, 2000 through February 28, 2017, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 6.52 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.14 percent and 6.10 percent respectively, over the same period.

Total ReturnsFebruary3 mths1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrInception
S&P/TSX 60-0.07%2.81%23.74%6.85%8.00%4.94%6.10%176.56%

*Cumulative since 01/01/2000

Sector Contributions

In February 2017, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Financials sector with 71.95 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Materials sector with -63.84 basis points.

Company Contributions

In February 2017, Royal Bank of Canada was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 42.58 basis points. Teck Resources Limited was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -25.85 basis points. 

Royal Bank of Canada:42.58
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce:23.07
Restaurant Brands International:20.61


Teck Resources Limited:-25.85
Sun Life Financial:-20.47
EnCana Corporation:-19.23


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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