About Bob Ludke: Sustainability Consultant

In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit the Pantanal region of Brazil to participate in jaguar research conducted by Panthera, a global NGO dedicated to the conservation of the world’s most iconic cat species.

Meet Robert Ludke

Over my career I have 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, supply chain management, and environment, social, and governance (ESG) strategies for companies in the retail, oil and gas, transportation, and finance sectors.

I also have experience navigating clients through high profile crisis situations and mergers and acquisitions.

I am the proud 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 in partnership with Global Conservation Corps.

“Since officially joining Global Conservation Corps as an advisor, Bob has consistently brought nuanced insight and invaluable networking opportunities to the team. Working with Bob in a professional environment is both pleasant and highly productive.”

– Josh Lumdsden, Board of Directors, Global Conservation Corps

In addition to my work at Ludke Consulting, I am a Senior Fellow at The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement. My work at The Harkin Institute focuses 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.

I recently published Competitive, Integrated Employment: A Driver of Long-Term Value Creation. Released in conjunction with The 2022 Harkin International Disability Employment Summit this paper demonstrates that companies making a commitment to competitive, integrated employment for persons with disabilities enjoy a competitive advantage and are positioned to capitalize on a $13 trillion global disability market.

I also am a regular writer of timely and insightful content appearing in publications such as The Sustainable Mag and Skytop Strategies.

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