Jantzi Social Index April 2019 Total Returns
Toronto, ON — May 6, 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 3.03 percent during the month of April. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index increased by 3.22 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index increased by 3.94 percent.
Since inception on January 1, 2000 through April 30, 2019, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 6.69 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 6.20 percent and 6.28 percent respectively, over the same period.
|Total Returns||April||3 mths||1 yr||3 yr||5 yr||10 yr||Inception
*Cumulative since 01/01/2000
In April 2019, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Financials sector with 230.72 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Materials sector with -21.83 basis points.
In April 2019, Royal Bank of Canada was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 88.70 basis points. Rogers Communications Inc was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -16.66 basis points.
|Royal Bank of Canada||88.70|
|Bank of Montreal||38.65|
|Rogers Communications Inc||-16.66|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||-13.17|
|Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd||-6.48|
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.