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Jantzi Social Index January 2023 Total Returns

Toronto, ON -- February 13, 2023 -- Morningstar 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 7.75 percent during the month of January. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index increased by 7.41 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index increased by 7.38 percent. Since inception on January 1, 2000, through January 31, 2023, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 7.04 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.73 percent and 6.84 percent respectively, over the same period.
Total ReturnsOct3 mths1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrInception AnnualizedInception Cumulative*
S&P/TSX Composite7.41%7.81%1.55%9.50%8.69%8.27%6.73%349.28%
S&P/TSX 60 7.38%7.28%0.87%10.07%9.23%8.90%6.84%360.25%
*Cumulative since 01/01/2000


Sector Contributions

In January 2023, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Financials sector with 245.54 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Consumer Staples sector with -2.63 basis points.

Company Contributions

In January 2023, Shopify Inc. was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 168.06 basis points. Canadian National Railways was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -8.55 basis points.


Shopify Inc.168.06
Royal Bank of Canada97.95
Toronto-Dominion Bank64.49



Canadian National Railways-8.55
Metro Inc.-4.41
Vermilion Energy Inc.-4.29


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 Morningstar 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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