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Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA

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Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA, is a director with Robert W. Baird & Co. Prior to joining Baird, he ran a successful venture capital incubator in New York's Silicon Alley. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Merker is an MBA honors graduate from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, and has a PhD in Investment Governance and Fiduciary Effectiveness from Marquette University. He is a past president of the CFA Society Milwaukee and a current board member. An adjunct professor of finance at Marquette University, he is also executive director of Fund Governance Analytics, LLC, a provider of governance research and diagnostic tools for asset owners and institutional investors.

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Carbon Free? Really?

In the final analysis, can we truly measure the emissions of our portfolio? Or understand what the actual “carbon footprint” is? No, not really, says Christopher K. Merker, CFA, but it is becoming easier.

The Stampede into ESG

The recent stampede of asset managers into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is reminiscent of another time and another industry, says Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA.

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