Robert LUDKE

Senior Fellow

Drake University, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

United States

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Robert (Bob) Ludke is a Senior Fellow at The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement. His 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.

Bob 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 in partnership with Global Conservation Corps.

Bob began his career in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives where he advised on tax, budget and economic policy issues, developed legislation, and created message and communications strategies as part of the Senate Democratic leadership team.

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Thursday, 22 February 2024

13:20 - 14:20

A Model for Transforming Investment in Disability Inclusion

Format:Live stream
Location: M1
  • English captions | International Sign

How can disability inclusive economies and industries be supported? This Session will provide answers, highlight approaches, and launch a new initiative in the disability inclusion investment world.