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Join the PIR Global Summit 2023 in New York

Engage with fellow deans, faculty and students in accelerating the impact focus of business schools.



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Capturing the voice of students to

Define the positive impacts of schools

Move from competition to collaboration

Provide a tool for change

NEW Add-ons
2023 Edition

AACSB compatible questions: Add four pre-defined questions designed to provide additional evidence for your efforts in creating positive societal impact as outlined in AACSB's Standard 9: Engagement and Societal Impact. You decide one focal area to focus on.

School-specific questions: Develop four new questions specific to your institution to uncover student opinions and ratings of key strategic areas and activities at your school related to positive impact. You decide the focal area(s) to focus on.

The Positive Impact Rating seeks to contribute as a lever of change to the transformation of the business school landscape


The PIR was created by concerned business school experts together with global NGOs - WWF, Oxfam, UN Global Compact - and international student associations. It is supported by VIVA Idea and Fehr Advice.


The PIR is the first time that students around the world assess their business schools on their positive impact. The rating survey asks students 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions. 


The 2020 Edition of the PIR launched at the World Economic Forum thanks to committed students from 51 participating schools covering 22 countries and five continents.

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What are the leading business schools saying?

Sunil Varughese

Chief Brand & Sustainability Officer

XLRI Xavier School of Management

"Business management students across the world have joined hands to assess their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the community and society at large.


This marks a paradigm shift to foster a collaborative ecosystem and make the process of management education more meaningful and purpose-oriented."

Grzegorz Mazurek
Kozminski University

"Positive Impact Rating is of utmost importance in determining the true meaning and sense of purpose of the functioning business schools. Our role is to change the world and develop personalities who will responsibly manage our economies and our societies.


PIR is a tool, a platform, and a community that supports us – business schools leaders in leading this real transformation of business education - transformation related to the desire to have a real, positive impact on the world"

Steven de Haes


Antwerp Management School

"Our student’s voice is important to us for continuing on a sustainable path. We are very grateful to the student council for conducting this Positive Impact Rating survey amongst our full time master’s students.


By mapping the AMS impact and achievements, and by drawing on existing frameworks such as the 17 SDGs, the PRME initiative, and the PIR, AMS is committed to its Sustainability Framework as a foundation for the long-term strategy."

André Sobczak

Dean Research

Audencia Business School

"The Positive Impact Rating encourages business schools to make responsible management education a key priority, replying thus to the expectations of students, business and society.

Business schools have a key role to play in preparing responsible leaders who will invent and deploy new business models and strategies that contribute to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals."

Ajit Parulekar
Goa Institute of Management

"I am thrilled to see Goa Institute of Management rated on top level as 'Pioneering' School by Positive Impact Rating in the 2021 Report.


PIR is the voice of students around the globe and what is most satisfying for us is that our main stakeholders – our students – have acknowledged GIM's commitment towards sustainability, responsibility and impact. It encourages us to design and execute more initiatives for positive long-term impact in future."

Dana Brown
Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

"We are encouraged that students from Sprott School of Business view us favourably in most aspects of the Positive Impact Rating with a Level 4: Transforming rating.


Yet the real value for us has been using the PIR as a starting point in engaging our students - at all levels - to collectively work with us to have a tangible positive impact on our community of learners, the organizations they will work in, and the global societies to which we all belong."

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