A native of Frankfurt am Main, Thomas Schumann is a pioneer in sustainability. His birthplace, Germany's financial capital, and the 2015 world's most sustainable city according to the Sustainable Cities Index inspired his path.
During his 36 years as a professional, Thomas served in the German Air Force, traveled the world, pioneered a German market for recycled Levis 501 American denim jeans, introduced an international brand to a global FMCG industry, and supported the growth of a Los Angeles bank.
In 2011, Thomas discovered his passion for water and positive social, environmental, and financial impact. While supporting water technology companies and large-scale California desalination projects with their financing needs, he realized that helping global capital markets integrate water risk into investment decisions, providing insights, thought leadership, and investable products to mitigate financial climate and water risk is the most impactful path to advance the EU Action Plan for sustainable finance and the UN Agenda 2030, specifically UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 “Water”.
When he isn't creating positive change for people, the planet and profit, Thomas can be found on the trails, bike paths, and waters of Los Angeles pursuing his other passions for endurance sports, livelong health & fitness, wellness, and performance.