A.R.W. Baker, MSc
Alexander obtained his BSc (Hons.) in Environmental Science from the University of Manchester, UK in 2009. After volunteering as a student liaison and climate change expert to local climate forums and sustainability mentoring schemes, he left England to work in France and Italy throughout 2009-2010. He undertook a two year master’s program in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University from 2011-13.
In September 2012, he started work at ICIS as a research intern on the European Commission funded Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) project. Having left ICIS on completion of this work for Sweden. he worked on his master’s thesis that gauged corporate governance and measured sustainability accounting with the GRI 3.1 for the Nordic mining sector.
After some contractual work at an international ESG/sustainability analytics start-up, he joined ICIS in December 2013 to commence his PhD research on how universities effectively navigate organisational transformation towards sustainability.
His core objective is to apply action research in partnership with organisations that have purpose driven into their core and are committed to a fortuitous movement for sustainable development - whether in the public, private or social sectors. He will continue close participative research with the Green Office, and his network in social enterprise, in order to perform interventions and policy recommendations for UM's sustainability performance in 2017.