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Positive Impact Rating 2023 Edition

We launched the 2023 Report at the UN PRME Global Forum

We released the Positive Impact Rating 2023 Report at a keynote session in plenary at the 2023 PRME Global Forum in New York in the presence of students, business school representatives, and other societal stakeholders from across the world. The launch was also live-streamed online.


At the launch, our leading schools were present to hear the social impact levels of 71 rated business schools from 25 countries announced by Prof Thomas Dyllick of the Positive Impact Rating Association and Lauriane Dietrichs, Vice President of oikos International and PIR Board Member. View the presentation

Two days before, in New York City, PIR students, faculty, deans and special guests from across the world came together at the PIR Global Summit 2023. 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. 50+ participants contributed in an student-led session to the following outcome statement:


Integrate learning, research, and communications to accelerate change in business schools through transparency and collaboration with students.


PIR and the student leaders will translate into action this outcome statement by creating six PIR Working Groups to which all PIR schools are invited to join. Read the outcomes report of the PIR Global Summit 2023 for more details.

"Having worked with many business schools in emerging economies, I'm not surprised to see them do well in the PIR. Indeed, I'm excited by the transformations happening across participating schools and commend the PIR for recognizing and sharing their efforts."

Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network (GBSN) and Member of the PIR Advisory Board

Here is the press release in English.

Livestream recording of the PIR 2023 Results launch at PRME Global Forum

Photo by Koji Yamada

Group picture of PIR Global Summit 2023 Participants
Lauriane Dietrich (VP oikos International) and Thomas Dyllick (PIR Co-Founder & Member of PIR Supervisory Board) presenting the PIR 2023 results

PIR 2023 Edition

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2023 Report

Read the PIR 2023 Report to find out which schools were rated

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Top Schools 

View the top schools from the 2023 Positive Impact Rating results

In this fourth edition, students from 71 schools located in five continents and 25 countries participated in the survey. The number of student participants taking part amounts to 12,836 students worldwide. On average 181 students per school participated in the PIR. 

The PIR 2023 Report features 69 schools of which seven schools made it to the top Level 5 (Pioneering schools). At Level 4 (Transforming schools), the report features 39 schools while 23 schools were 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.

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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 in 2023

(listed in alphabetical order)

Download the list of the 69 schools here


  • CENTRUM PUCP Business School, Peru

  • Goa Institute of Management, India

  • HKUST Business School, Hong Kong, China

  • IIM Bangalore, India

  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, India

  • Woxsen University School of Business, India

  • XLRI Xavier School of Management, India


  • Aalto University School of Business, Finland

  • Antwerp Management School, Belgium

  • Audencia Business School, France

  • BSB Burgundy School of Business, France

  • Colorado State University College of Business, USA

  • Drake University - Zimpleman College of Business, USA

  • Drexel University LeBow College of Business, USA

  • EADA Business School, Spain

  • EAE Business School, Spain

  • ESADE Business School, Spain

  • Excelia Business School, France

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College, USA

  • Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, USA

  • GIBS Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa

  • Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow School for Business and Society, UK

  • Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, Canada

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

  • IESEG School of Management, France

  • IIM Indore, India

  • IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria 

  • Imperial College Business School, UK

  • INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

  • IPADE Business School, Mexico

  • Iscte Business School, Portugal

  • ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Portugal

  • Kozminski University, Poland

  • Monash Business School, Australia

  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

  • Rennes School of Business, France

  • Saint Joseph's University Haub School of Business, USA

  • Sobey School of Business Saint Mary's University, Canada

  • Sprott School of Business, Canada

  • Strathmore University Business School, Kenya

  • University of Exeter Business School, UK

  • University of St Andrews, UK

  • University of Vermont Grossman School of Business, USA

  • UPF Barcelona School of Management, Spain

  • Wits Business School, South Africa

  • XJTLU International Business School Suzhou, China



  • Amsterdam School of International Business, Netherlands

  • BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

  • Concordia U John Molson School of Business, Canada

  • Rowe School of Business Dalhousie University, Canada

  • EDHEC Business School, France

  • EHL Hospitality Business School, Switzerland

  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany

  • Jyväskylä U School of Business and Economics, Finland

  • KEDGE Business School, France

  • Leeds School of Business U of Colorado Boulder, USA

  • Luiss Business School, Italy

  • Maastricht U School of Business and Econ., Netherlands

  • Montpellier Business School, France

  • Newcastle Business School, UK

  • Sasin School of Management, Thailand

  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

  • Universal Business School, India

  • University of Economics and Human Sciences Warsaw, Poland

  • University of Gothenburg School of Business, Econ. and Law, Sweden

  • University Namur Faculty of Ec., Social Sc. and Business Adm., Belgium

  • University of Turku School of Economics, Finland

  • Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland

  • ZHAW School of Management and Law, Switzerland

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