Jantzi Social Index

Jantzi Social Index January 2021 Total Returns

Toronto, ON — February 10, 2021 — 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 0.88 percent during the month of January. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index decreased by 0.32 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index decreased by 0.54 percent.

Since inception on January 1, 2000, through January 31, 2021, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 6.17 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.18 percent and 6.20 percent respectively, over the same period.

Total ReturnsNovember3 mths1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrInception
JSI-0.88%13.20% -0.73% 2.87%8.50%5.86%6.17%253.33%
S&P/TSX 60-0.54%11.39%2.89%6.26%9.75%6.00%6.20%255.12%

*Cumulative since 01/01/2000

Sector Contributions

In January 2021, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Energy sector with 16.55 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Industrials sector with -83.86 basis points.

Company Contributions

In January 2021, BlackBerry Limited was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 43.06 basis points. Canadian National Railways was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -63.81 basis points.

BlackBerry Limited43.06
Pembina Pipeline Corporation17.42
TELUS Corp13.81
Canadian National Railways-63.81
BCE Inc-39.50
Pembina Pipeline Corporation-17.16


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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