Thomas Deng Mahmoud Schumann is a leading Water expert and investor, sustainability pioneer, and steward at the Council for Inclusive Capitalism. Thomas' birthplace Frankfurt, Germany's financial capital and the 2015 world's most sustainable city according to the Sustainable Cities Index, inspired his path of social, environmental, and economic impact 37 years ago. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 for 8 billion stakeholders is Thomas' Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP). A nationally-ranked masters runner and age group triathlete, Thomas embraces LOHAS, Lifestyle of Health, and Sustainability.
Thomas Schumann Capital (TSC) was established in 2011 in Delaware. TSC manages TSC Water Security Index, Thomas Schumann Water Security Fund, Project Greenland, Project Alaska. Project Greenland and Project Alaska offer 150 trillion liters super premium freshwater for corporates and governments in drought-stricken regions in response to global freshwater demand projected to outstrip supply by 40% by 2030.
In 2017, TSC realized that global capital markets arguably play the most significant role in the future of sustainable freshwater security and started to qualify and quantify this risk as a direct portfolio and investment risk. TSC then created and published an innovative family of benchmark equity indices in collaboration with Anatase Ltd, Moorgate Benchmarks Ltd (now Morningstar Index Services), and Refinitiv, a leading data provider part of the London Stock Exchange Group for an institutional audience. As part of the index development, the Water Footprint was born, considered a first for global capital markets. TSC Water Security Indices' Water Footprint averages 50% lower values than the traditional equity benchmarks of MSCI World, S&P500, and EuroSTOXX 50.
Over the past five years, Thomas Schumann emerged as the leading solutions provider and one of the most vocal thought leaders for SDG 6. As part of a global network of Water and Climate academics, collaboration with the United Nations, and participating in the Ceres Valuing Water Finance Initiative (VWFI) launch, TSC continues to demonstrate a commitment, connectivity, and expertise unrivaled in the cross-over between freshwater appreciation and investment and commercial realities.
When the Valuing Water Finance Initiative launched in August 2022, TSC was one of the original signatories, with 62 other global firms, with over $10 trillion in assets under management.
Thomas Schumann is a regular contributor to leading financial titles such as Citi Velocity, TheIMPACT, Responsible Investor, Bloomberg, Barron's, Environmental Finance, Global Capital, Green Money Journal, Board Agenda, IR Magazine, Climate & Capital Media, and many other publications, underscoring the firm's position and influence in advancing SDG 6 in public and private global markets.