Thomas Deng Mahmoud Schumann is a sustainability leader and pioneer. His birthplace, Frankfurt am Main, Germany's financial capital, and the 2015 world's most sustainable city according to the Sustainable Cities Index inspired his path. Thomas discovered his passion for sustainability and environmental responsibility in 1985 when he pioneered a circular economy for American recycled Levis 501 denim jeans 35 years prior to Levis Strauss Co, San Francisco started to embrace the circular economy for its denim products by extending the life of denim through recycling or repurposing for water stewardship and sustainability.
In 2011 at the onset of California's Millennial Drought Thomas's passion for positive social and environmental impact, sustainability, and responsible investing evolved to "Water Security".
At the 2017 Socially Responsible Investment Conference, San Diego, Thomas realized that helping global capital markets to integrate water risk in equities, portfolios, and investment decisions represents the most impactful path to advance Agenda 2030, "Transforming our World", specifically UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 “Water Security”.
To fast-track his mission of advancing global water security, Thomas leverages his expertise in sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship and his discipline, tenacity and determination as an accomplished endurance and multi-sport athlete.