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Positive Impact Rating 2022 Edition

We launched the 2022 Report at the UN PRME Global Forum

We released the Positive Impact Rating 2022 Report at a keynote session at the UN PRME Global Forum in the presence of students, business school representatives, and other societal stakeholders from across the world in a virtual session. View the video


At the launch, our leading schools were present to hear the social impact levels of 45 rated business schools from 21 countries announced by Prof Thomas Dyllick of the Positive Impact Rating Association and Sophie Charrois, President of oikos International and PIR Board Member. View the presentation

The day before, in New York City, Deans and special guests from across the world came together at the PIR 2022 Global Deans Summit on Positive Impact. The event built on the insights and best practices of the leading business schools and created impactful and future-looking outcomes to inspire the global business school landscape.

"Over three editions, the PIR continues to bring business schools and students together in cooperation for responsible management education, aligning with and supporting the UN Global Compact and PRME principles."

Antonio Hautle, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Switzerland

Here is the press release in English.

PIR 2022 Deans Summit

Photo by Koji Yamada

2022 Edition

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2022 Report

Read the 2022 PIR Report to find out which schools were rated


Top Schools 

View the top schools from the 2022 Positive Impact Rating results

What the students say


In this third edition, students from 45 schools located in five continents and 21 countries participated in the survey. The number of student participants taking part amounts to 8640 students worldwide. On average 180 students per school participated in the PIR. 

The PIR 2021 edition features 45 schools. Four schools made it to the top Level 5 (pioneering schools). At Level 4 (transforming schools), the report features 29 schools while 12 schools have been rated at Level 3 (progressing schools). In the spirit of reinforcing good practice, the rating does not feature schools that were rated below Level 3.

The schools were ranked according to five levels, with 5 being the top level and 1 the lowest:

Level 1 *  Beginning efforts at schools that are either getting started or are considering to get started or have difficulties getting off the ground despite a stated commitment or vision

Level 2 **  Emerging schools starting to translate a stated commitment to positive action in one or more domains


Level 3 ***  Progressing schools demonstrating evidence of results across some impact dimensions


Level 4 ****  Transforming schools with a positive impact culture, embedded in governance and systems, with visible results progress in many impact dimensions


Level 5 *****  Pioneering schools with unique, sustaining global leadership progress in all impact dimensions


After much analysis, we opted for a minimum number of 100 valid student responses per school. We deliberately refrain from disclosing the distinction between low-rated schools and those with an insufficient number of responses.  

The Top Schools

(listed in alphabetical order)

Download the list of the 45 schools here


IIM Bangalore, India

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, India

XLRI - Xavier School of Management, India

Woxsen University School of Business, India


Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Abu Dhabi School of Management, United Arab Emirates
Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Audencia Business School, France
Carleton University, Sprott School of Business, Canada
CENTRUM PUCP Business School, Peru
Colorado State University College of Business, USA
Deakin University Business School, Australia
EADA Business School, Spain
Esade Business School, Spain
Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College, USA
Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, USA
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
HKUST Business School, Hong Kong
IESEG School of Management, France

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica
Iscte Business School, Portugal
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland
Kozminski University, Poland
Luiss Business School, Italy
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, Netherlands
Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Rennes School of Business, France
St.Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, Russia
Strathmore Business School, Kenya
Universal Business School, India
University of Vermont Grossman School of Business, USA
UPF-Barcelona School of Management, Spain



Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences International Business School, Netherlands
Concordia University John Molson School of Business, Canada
EAE Business School, Spain
Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
EDHEC, France
HEC Paris, France 
HSE University Graduate School of Business, Russia

Gothenburg School of Business, Economics, and Law, Sweden
ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
KEDGE Business School, France
University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School, USA

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