Ben Dear

#166: Pragmatic Investment Solutions for a Sustainable Future


“If you think you have an idea that might make a difference, just get on and do it.” — Ben Dear

If you were to die tomorrow, what would your legacy be? What contribution do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered?

Today on Sustainable, I talk to Ben Dear, founder of Osmosis Investment Management about pragmatic investment solutions built on a more sustainable future. 

Osmosis Investment Management is a majority-owned employee and management company consisting of experienced portfolio management and environmental research specialists who are at the forefront of integration sustainability data into investment portfolios through their unique Model of Resource Efficiency (MoRE).

In this episode, Ben talks about ethical and sustainable investing solutions. He shares what inspired him to set up Osmosis, his own investment management company and how the film An Inconvenient Truth gave him the epiphany of how he wanted to be remembered and what legacy he wants to leave.

In this episode, Ben and I talk about:
        • What inspired Ben to set up his own investment management company
        • How we define sustainability
        • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investment
        • Transparency and disclosing data
        • Greenwashing in the financial industry
        • Winning the economic battle before the environmental one
        • Leaving a legacy and contribution to the world


          More about Ben Dear

          Ben founded Osmosis in 2009.  Prior to Osmosis, Ben launched, developed and sold two businesses in the financial sector. 

          Utilising the proceeds of both corporate transactions, he founded Osmosis with the intent of growing a globally recognized brand within the asset management industry, utilizing a core philosophy that sustainability and returns are not mutually exclusive.

          Today, Osmosis manages investments on behalf of institutional clients from the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and North America with approximately $1.7bn in assets under management.

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          More about Osmosis Investment Management

          Osmosis is an award-winning sustainable investment manager that was launched in 2009 and is headquartered in London.

          MoRE or The Osmosis Model of Resource Efficiency is a proprietary investment database developed and maintained by Osmosis, allowing them to create an objective, sustainable, alpha generating investment factor, through the identification across the 32 economic sectors of companies who are generating more revenue consuming less resource than their sector peers.

          You can learn more about Osmosis by visiting their website here

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