Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Nancy Landrum

Title/s:  Professor, Sustainable Business Management

Specialty Area: IES/Management

Office #:  Schreiber 306

Phone: 312.915.6087



Professor Landrum's work focuses on sustainable business practices, new economics, circular economies, strong sustainability, and base of the pyramid strategies. She is co-author of Sustainable Business: An Executive’s Primer, co-founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Central Arkansas, and Principal at Sustainable Business Design Consulting.  She has received awards for sustainability research, teaching, and service, including 2011 Eco-Hero in the state of Arkansas. Dr. Landrum seeks to educate current and future business leaders for a sustainable world. 


  • PhD, Business Administration (Management), New Mexico State University
  • MBA, Idaho State University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Marshall University
  • BA, Psychology, Marshall University

Research Interests

  • Sustainable business
  • Strong sustainability
  • Base of the pyramid strategies
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • International business strategies and ethics
  • Integral theory
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainability Management

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Net Impact

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 283: Environmental Sustainability
  • MGMT 201: Managing People & Organizations
  • ENVS 363: Sustainable Business Management
  • ENVS 332: Industrial Ecology
  • ENVS 336: Biomimicry -New Product Design
  • ENVS 364: Sustainability Management in the Global Context
  • ENVS 390: Integrative Seminar

Selected Publications

Landrum, N. & Ohsowski, B. (2017).  Identifying worldviews on corporate sustainability: A content analysis of corporate sustainability reports. Business Strategy and the Environment.
Landrum, N. (2017). Stages of corporate sustainability: Integrating the strong sustainability worldview.  Organization & Environment.  DOI: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1086026617717456
Landrum, N. & Ohsowski, B. (2017).  Content trends in sustainable business education: An analysis of introductory courses in the U.S.  International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 18(3): 385-414.
Landrum, N., Tomaka, C., & McCarthy, J. (2016).  Analyzing the religious war of words over climate change.  Journal of Macromarketing, 36(4): 471-482.