Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Social Index September 2019 Total Returns

Toronto, ON — October 4, 2019 — 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 2.28 percent during the month of September. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index increased by 1.69 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index increased by 1.96 percent.

Since inception on January 1, 2000 through September 30, 2019, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 6.59 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.17 percent and 6.23 percent respectively, over the same period.

Total ReturnsSeptember3 mths1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrInception
Annualized
Inception
Cumulative*
JSI2.28%2.34%4.19%9.04%6.06%7.64%6.59%252.65%
S&P/TSX
Composite
1.69%2.48%7.06%7.36%5.31%6.97%6.17%225.98%
S&P/TSX 601.96%2.69%8.39%8.44%6.14%7.03%6.23%230.13%

*Cumulative since 01/01/2000

Sector Contributions

In September 2019, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Financials sector with 250.59 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Industrials sector with -52.41 basis points.

Company Contributions

In September 2019, Royal Bank of Canada was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 106.82 basis points. Canadian National Railways was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -36.00 basis points.

TOP POSITIVE
CONTRIBUTIONS
BASIS POINTS 
CONTRIBUTED
Royal Bank of Canada106.82
Toronto-Dominion Bank80.93
Bank of Montreal38.31

 

TOP NEGATIVE
CONTRIBUTIONS
BASIS POINTS
CONTRIBUTED
Canadian National Railways-36.00
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited-29.32
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.-21.35

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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