Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Social Index October 2019 Total Returns

Toronto, ON — November 8, 2019 — Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, today reported that the Jantzi Social Index® (JSI) decreased in value by 1.91 percent during the month of October. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index decreased by 0.86 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index decreased by 0.94 percent.

Since inception on January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2019, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 6.46 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.09 percent and 6.16 percent respectively, over the same period.

Total ReturnsOctober3 mths1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrInception 
Annualized
Inception 
Cumulative*
JSI-1.91%-0.35%8.90%7.81%5.92%7.92%6.46%245.91%
S&P/TSX 
Composite
-0.86%1.25%13.25%6.84%5.57%7.32%6.09%223.18%
S&P/TSX 60-0.94%1.49%13.89%7.60%6.24%7.44%6.16%227.01%

*Cumulative since 01/01/2000

Sector Contributions

In October 2019, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Materials sector with 50.35 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Energy sector with -100.45 basis points.

Company Contributions

In October 2019, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 24.60 basis points. Suncor Energy Inc was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -39.88 basis points.

TOP POSITIVE 
CONTRIBUTIONS
BASIS POINTS 
CONTRIBUTED
Agnico Eagle Mines24.60
Wheaton Precious Metals10.33
Air Canada10.31

 

TOP NEGATIVE 
CONTRIBUTIONS
BASIS POINTS 
CONTRIBUTED
Suncor Energy Inc-39.88
Toronto-Dominion Bank-33.95
Gildan Activewear Inc-27.47

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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