Ludke Consulting

Knowledge Applied
to Transforming Society
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At the forefront of building impactful networks for a more sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous world.

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The network of conversations taking place on environment, social, and governance issues among U.S. policymakers.

Knowledge Applied To 
Transforming Society

Today we are blessed with innovators around the world bringing new ideas and discoveries to market at a speed unlike anything humankind ever has witnessed. However, we must better collaborate to bring those ideas and discoveries to scale more quickly.

We are in a race against time as we seek solutions to pressing challenges such as poverty, climate change, and inequality.

Networks are the currency for how ideas, innovation, and inspiration are translated into action and scaled into something significant and enduring.

If you want to be on the front end of innovation and using your knowledge and passion as a force for good, you must be actively engaged in networks that are dynamic, trustworthy, and transparent.

Ludke Consulting will show you how to use networks to incubate new ideas, disrupt the established order, and bring to market solutions to improve society by creating long-term value.

Value Proposition

Robert Ludke knows how to go from the complex and esoteric to the understandable and actionable. Ludke's passion is providing counsel to organizations building long-term value for society.

His work has taken him from the floor of the U.S. Senate to teaching at a university in Nairobi, Kenya to providing counsel to some of the most influential companies in the world.

Research is the foundation of Ludke Consulting and drives the design and execution of the work. Client engagements include:

  • Sustainability and ESG reporting
  • Building partnerships
  • Using network science to understand the conversation around a topic and analyze how individuals and organizations are sharing ideas and achieving impact
  • Executing data-driven campaigns that strengthen the brand, reputation, and bottom line for clients while benefitting society

Portland, Oregon at night - one of my favoritecities and home to some of the most passionate innovators in the world.

Transformative Markets

My recently published book - Transformative Markets - explores sustainable markets - the markets that make things to meet a human need without forsaking our future. Sustainable markets come about through a virtuous cycle of innovation between four sets of actors working together in a network.

Book Reviews

Transformative Markets explores the concept of sustainable markets in order to accelerate their development for the good of society.

Elizabeth Sturcken
Managing Director, enviromental defense fund

“From the moment you pick up this book, it will pull you in.  It’s a rare combination of a critical message and truly actionable information about markets that is written compellingly.  It’s a book that is full of great stories and data adding up to a clear and hopeful path forward.”.

Angela Bonarrigo
Principal, Bonarrigo & Associates

At the dawn of a new and pivotal decade, Transformative Markets is required reading for anyone confident – or concerned – about the role of corporations in creating a more sustainable planet. Bob’s thoughtful insights draw upon decades of direct experience advising corporations at the leading edge of sustainability, his passion for a well-researched topic, and his commitment to leaving our planet intact for future generations.

Sally Curley
Founder and CEO of Curley Global IR

“Bob’s broad background provides him with a unique perspective that incorporates the experience of sustainable farmers, NGOs, investors, and government entities. It is this unique perspective that lends to such useful suggestions, case studies, and conclusions regarding sustainability and market transformation.”

Stephanie Benedetto
CEO, Queen of Raw

"Transformative Markets debunks the myths around sustainability. With concrete case studies, it offers a blueprint for how sustainability is the solution for people, for planet, and for profit--it's a WIN-WIN-WIN!"

Andrew Sullivan
Partner, Hudson Pacific

“No long-term challenge is more pressing for global business leaders than building sustainability into their business models. But you can’t achieve that goal without first understanding how societies can build markets that meet our needs in the present without compromising our future. In his new book Transformative Markets, Ludke makes enormous progress in defining what sustainable markets are, and what they are not. Transformative Markets should be on every CEO’s reading list.”

Elizabeth Sturcken
Managing Director, enviromental defense fund

“From the moment you pick up this book, it will pull you in.  It’s a rare combination of a critical message and truly actionable information about markets that is written compellingly.  It’s a book that is full of great stories and data adding up to a clear and hopeful path forward.”.

Angela Bonarrigo
Principal, Bonarrigo & Associates

At the dawn of a new and pivotal decade, Transformative Markets is required reading for anyone confident – or concerned – about the role of corporations in creating a more sustainable planet. Bob’s thoughtful insights draw upon decades of direct experience advising corporations at the leading edge of sustainability, his passion for a well-researched topic, and his commitment to leaving our planet intact for future generations.

Sally Curley
Founder and CEO of Curley Global IR

“Bob’s broad background provides him with a unique perspective that incorporates the experience of sustainable farmers, NGOs, investors, and government entities. It is this unique perspective that lends to such useful suggestions, case studies, and conclusions regarding sustainability and market transformation.”

Stephanie Benedetto
CEO, Queen of Raw

"Transformative Markets debunks the myths around sustainability. With concrete case studies, it offers a blueprint for how sustainability is the solution for people, for planet, and for profit--it's a WIN-WIN-WIN!"

Andrew Sullivan
Partner, Hudson Pacific

“No long-term challenge is more pressing for global business leaders than building sustainability into their business models. But you can’t achieve that goal without first understanding how societies can build markets that meet our needs in the present without compromising our future. In his new book Transformative Markets, Ludke makes enormous progress in defining what sustainable markets are, and what they are not. Transformative Markets should be on every CEO’s reading list.”

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"In this ambitious book, Ludke explains what sustainability really means, the distinctions between sustainable and unsustainable markets, and the role of all of us in transforming markets to support a truly sustainable future."

- Corey Searcy, Ryerson University

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"In this ambitious book, Ludke explains what sustainability really means, the distinctions between sustainable and unsustainable markets, and the role of all of us in transforming markets to support a truly sustainable future."

- Corey Searcy, Ryerson University