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David Bokern

David Bokern

Senior Associate, MSCI Research

David Bokern focuses on climate-risk research. In his role, he develops models to estimate greenhouse-gas emission footprints, in particular for corporate Scope 3 (value-chain) emissions. David also focuses on the economic impacts of water scarcity. He joined MSCI through its acquisition of Carbon Delta. David holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from LMU Munich.

Research and Insights

Articles by David Bokern

    California Dreamin’ About Climate Disclosures

    Podcast | Oct 6, 2023 | David Bokern, Zohir Uddin

    With Governor Newsom poised to sign two new climate reporting bills into law, we look at what’s in them, why they matter, and why everyone is suddenly making a fuss about Scope 3 emissions.

    Reported Emission Footprints: The Challenge is Real

    5 mins read Blog | Mar 9, 2022 | David Bokern

    Investors’ ability to make comprehensive assessments of companies’ climate profiles relies on being able to analyze trustworthy corporate disclosures of greenhouse-gas emissions. Yet the current state of disclosures remains challenging.

    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.