Jantzi Social Index March 2020 Total Returns
Toronto, ON — April 14, 2020 — 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 17.68 percent during the month of March. During the same period, the S&P/TSX Composite Index decreased by 17.38 percent and the S&P/TSX 60 Index decreased by 15.30 percent.
Since inception on January 1, 2000, through March 31, 2020, the JSI has achieved an annualized return of 5.06 percent, while the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 had annualized returns of 4.95 percent and 5.14 percent respectively, over the same period.
|Total Returns||March||3 mths||1 yr||3 yr||5 yr||10 yr||Inception
*Cumulative since 01/01/2000
In March 2020, the sector that made the largest positive contribution to the performance of the JSI was the Consumer Staples sector with 22.42 basis points. The sector that made the largest negative contribution to the performance of the index was the Financials sector with -640.50 basis points.
In March 2020, Metro Inc. was the largest positive contributor to the performance of the JSI with 12.19 basis points. Suncor Energy Inc was the largest negative contributor to the performance of the index with -250.23 basis points.
|Loblaw Companies Ltd||10.97|
|Wheaton Precious Metals||1.77|
|Suncor Energy Inc||-250.23|
|Royal Bank of Canada||-207.68|
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.