Ron Nahser


DirectorUrban Sustainable Management Programs
Senior Fellow, Institute for Nature and Culture
DePaul University

F. Byron (Ron) Nahser, PhD.  Executive Director for CORPORANTES, Inc., an outgrowth of The Nahser Agency/Advertising, Dr. Nahser is currently Director, Urban Sustainable Management Programs, and a Senior Fellow, Institute for Nature and Culture at DePaul University’s Department of Environmental Science and Studies. He is Professor of Pragmatic Philosophy and Ecological Economics, Center for Confucian Entrepreneurship and East Asia Civilizations, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; and also Provost Emeritus of Presidio Graduate School, San Francisco (offering the first accredited MBA in Sustainable Management).  He teaches, lectures and consults with business and academic audiences in the US and internationally on business values, vision, marketing strategy, branding, social responsibility and integrative sustainable management. 

In addition to numerous articles, reviews and book chapters, he is the author of Learning to Read the Signs: Reclaiming Pragmatism for the Practice of Sustainable Managements and Journeys to Oxford:  Nine Pragmatic Inquiries into the Practice of Values in Business and Education, the compilation of his lectures at Oxford University’s Department of Educational Studies. He has developed a values-driven strategy inquiry method (  which has been used by more than 100 organizations and thousands of participants. 

He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, Curator of the Willis Harman Archive, the Founding Partner of the Oxford Leadership Academy in USA, and Strategic Advisor to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat.  

Dr. Nahser earned a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, an MA degree in Religious Studies from Loyola Chicago/Mundelein College and the Ph.D. in American Pragmatic Philosophy from DePaul University.