Osmosis fundamentally believes that investing on a sustainable basis and generating shareholder returns are not mutually exclusive. Sustainability metrics, if quantifiable and objective in nature can be applied to mainstream portfolios to generate alpha.
Resource efficiency is not new. It is a natural and progressive economic phenomenon and a fundamental characteristic of our industrial economy. The business community recognizes resource efficiency as an economic imperative to counter rising input costs, widen margins and drive profitability. It is also a compelling measure for determining a company's ability to cope with the challenges of decreasing resource supply and increasing price volatility.
However the investment community does not fully appreciate the value in such data because it is disclosed in a non-uniform manner and poorly understood.
Osmosis has the expertise in-house which not only understands such environmental data disclosures, but is also able to standardize the data to an economic framework to give it context and make it comparable within sectors. This has allowed Osmosis to generate an informational advantage over peers who continue to focus solely on financial disclosures.