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Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

Brendan Baker is a member of the MSCI ESG Research team. He focuses on climate research and working with clients on climate-risk analysis. Previously, Brendan served as a manager on the investor-initiatives team at CDP. He holds a master’s degree in environment and resource management from Amsterdam’s Vrije Universiteit and a bachelor’s degree in nanotechnology from Curtin University.

Research and Insights

Articles by Brendan Baker

    A Major Step Forward for Scope 3 Carbon Emissions

    Research Report | Oct 1, 2020 | Brendan Baker, David Bokern, Antonios Panagiotopoulos

    Reporting on Scope 3 emissions continues to raise challenges for companies and institutional investors due to poor disclosure, data incompleteness and high volatility. Yet, these indirect upstream and downstream emissions tend to represent the largest share of a company’s – or a portfolio’s – total emissions. This report highlights the importance of comparable Scope 3 estimates when managing climate change risks facing investment portfolios.

    Scope 3 Carbon Emissions: Seeing the Full Picture

    5 mins read Blog | Sep 17, 2020 | Brendan Baker

    How can investors identify emissions throughout the value chain of companies in their portfolios? We explain what these “Scope 3” emissions are, why they are so important and what actions investors can take as they seek to manage resulting risks.

    TCFD-Based Reporting: A Practical Guide for Institutional Investors

    Research Report | Aug 8, 2019 | Brendan Baker

    This guide aims to support institutional investors who intend to follow the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ recommendations for reporting on their climate-related risk management processes.