On episode 109 of EHS On Tap, R Mukund, CEO of Benchmark Digital, talks about ESG investing and how it can drive change.
R Mukund is Founder & CEO of Benchmark Digital Partners LLC (renamed from Gensuite LLC on 1-Jan-2021) and a proven organizational leader with nearly 30 years of experience in progressive roles as a technical professional, team leader, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, executive program manager, and most recently, chief executive officer since 2010. He has a track record of distinction in diverse organizations from research & technology, consulting, corporate diversified & global, and cloud-based, tech-enabled services.
The Benchmark ESGTM | Gensuite® product suite, developed under Mukund’s leadership from inception, today supports 260+ companies globally as subscribers of its cloud-based, best-practices-driven Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) digital business transformation software solutions for risk/compliance, sustainability/ESG reporting, and product stewardship. These solutions enable global users of the product suite to foster safe, sustainable work environments and high-performance functional programs worldwide; with the agile and adaptable platform enabling rapid extension to serve individual subscriber needs. Under Mukund’s hands-on leadership and with active subscriber engagement, Gensuite in Year 2020 rapidly developed a suite of Pandemic Risk Management tools deployed at 50+ subscribers within a month, with continuing expansion to meet subscriber needs and priorities. With best-in-class Mobile capabilities, multi-lingual interfaces, integrated analytics and AI/Machine Learning features, Benchmark ESG today serves over 1.5 million users in 30+ industry sectors and 120+ countries, supported by a global team located in 11 offices and 9 countries, and headquartered in Mason, OH. Following the completion of a major software upgrade in 2016-2017, Gensuite LLC placed on the Year 2020 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private U.S. companies in October 2020, having achieved a 3-year 87% growth record.
Mukund received his M.S. in Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences & Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was acknowledged as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in 2013 and 2016 and was awarded the 2016 Cincinnati Business Courier C-Suite Award for CEO <$100M Private Business for his outstanding business leadership and contributions to the region. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; and on the board of RxPredict Inc., a health and wellness startup.