Bob Ludke

Co-founder, CSO (Chief Strategy Officer)


Over his career Ludke has advised policymakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, taught at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, and provided counsel on sustainability, corporate governance, and environment, social, and governance (ESG) strategies for companies in the retail, oil and gas, transportation, and finance sectors. Ludke also has experience navigating clients through high profile crisis situations and mergers and acquisitions. He is the author of Transformative Markets, a book about the role of markets in fostering a more sustainable society (published in April 2020 through the Creator Institute of Georgetown University), and the creator of the Voices of Nature podcast.

As the founder of Ludke Consulting, LLC, he provides counsel to global organizations on sustainability, corporate governance, and ESG practices to bolster their brand and reputation, open new markets, mitigate risk, and drive business results. This work includes qualitative research, creating partnerships with NGOs and academic institutions, writing public facing ESG and sustainability reports, and advising on governance and risk management best practices.

Ludke also is a Senior Fellow at The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement. His work at The Harkin Institute is focused on research and engagement with the disability community, investors, and the private sector to facilitate ESG investment practices being used as a catalyst for achieving competitive, integrated employment of persons with disabilities.

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