Sunil Varughese

Chief Brand & Sustainability Officer

XLRI Xavier School of Management

“For the first time, 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.

Per Cramér


School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

“We are proud to be among the top 30 in the Positive Impact Rating for business schools. It confirms our conscious path of development and spurs us to go further.

This new sophisticated rating mechanism brings with it an important modernization of the roles that business schools are  expected to play in society.”

Steven de Haes


Antwerp Management School

“We applaud the evolution toward measuring the value of a business school with holistic criteria that span beyond a mere financial focus.


The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) underlines the importance of taking an integrated view at the “return” of education and we are honored to have received this recognition. It fuels our continued commitment to partner with customers and corporations on creating positive impact.”

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.”

Julia Christensen Hughes, Founding Dean

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

“We are delighted to be included in this innovative, global, student-led rating of sustainable-focused business schools. This recognition is an important affirmation for our vision.


The world needs courageous leaders committed to advancing business as a force for good. We have desperately needed a new approach to rankings and metrics - congratulations to the PIR team for disrupting tradition rankings and helping us pivot to a better future.”

Wilko Letterie

Vice Dean

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics

We strongly believe schools of business and economics, like ours, play an important role in developing future leaders. Leaders, who address the challenges our world is facing.


We are very proud to get acknowledged by the Positive Impact Rating for having a culture which supports personal development of both students and staff. We hope that the recognition will encourage other schools to join us walking this path.”

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