Robert Ludke

I had a chance to visit the Pantanal in Brazil with Panthera to see first-hand its amazing work to protect the ecosystems inhabited by jaguars.

Robert Ludke is a skilled professional with more than 20 years of experience in achieving results for clients and partners. Ludke has a long track record of leveraging data and research tools to inform strategy for clients.

"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, Chair, Board of Directors, Global Conservation Corps

Through his professional career, Ludke has developed strong expertise in a variety of areas:

  • Sustainability, Social Impact, and ESG Best Practices
  • Network Science
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Speechwriting and Story Telling
  • Reputation Management
  • Crisis Communications
  • Policy Development
”It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated, and we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Network Science to Drive Engagement

Through data-driven research and an understanding of network science, Ludke Consulting helps clients create networks of partners, enter existing networks, and engage networks to take ideas from concept to reality – and scale into outcomes that foster a greater good.

The combination of research and network science informs the engagement of the network, ranging from building partnerships to creating content to presenting ideas at prominent conferences and events that are forums for accelerating change.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a more sustainable future. They address challenges we face, such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

Advising Clients on Creating Long-Term Value for Society

Ludke provides counsel to global organizations on their CSR, sustainability and environment, social, and governance (ESG) practices to bolster their brand and reputation, open new markets, and drive business results. His work includes:

  • Writing sustainability reports for organizations committed to being more sustainable
  • Developing an environment, social, and governance (ESG) investment framework for a global asset manager
  • Advising on the development of an assessment methodology to determine the sustainability criteria of infrastructure projects
  • Creating partnerships with measurable outcomes to scale and transform business initiatives
Ludke Consulting, LLC, 2015 – present
Handshake Partners, 2017 – present (serve as a consultant to the firm)
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, 2011 – 2015
Public Strategies, Inc., 2003 – 2011
United States International University, 2001 – 2002
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, 2000 – 2001
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, 2000 – 2001
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, 1995 – 1998