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Positive Impact Rating 2024 Edition

We launched the 2024 Report at the PRME Global Forum

We are delighted to announce that the Positive Impact Rating 2024 Report was unveiled during a keynote session at the 2024 PRME Global Forum, which was conducted online. This event was attended by students, business school representatives, and other societal stakeholders from around the world.

The report showcased the social impact levels of business schools, with the announcement made by Prof. Thomas Dyllick of the Positive Impact Rating Association and Carolin Lemke.

The following day, our PIR Global Summit 2024 also took place online, focusing on new themes of enhancement and innovation in business school education. Over 50 participants engaged in a co-creation session, leading to significant and innovative outcomes intended to inspire the global business school landscape.

During the summit, participants collaborated to formulate actionable strategies and initiatives, aiming to integrate learning, research, and communication for effective and transparent change in business schools. These efforts will culminate in the formation of new PIR Working Groups, open to participation from all PIR-affiliated schools.

Press Release

The full press release for the event is available [here].

Livestream recording of the PIR 2024 Results launch at PRME Global Forum
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Group picture of PIR Global Summit 2024 Online

We held the
on the 19th of June 2024

Lessons Learned from Implementing Change

Listen to the first panel of the PIR Global Summit 2024

Insights and News for PIR 2025

Listen to all the news you can expect for the new edition of PIR 2025!

Increasing Impact by Integrating PIR with PRME, EQUIS and AACSB

Listen to the second panel of the PIR Global Summit 2024

Discover PIR 2024 insights:

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2024 Report

Read the PIR 2024 Report to discover all the insights

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Top Schools 

View the top schools from the 2024 Positive Impact Rating results

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Launch presentation

Download the launch presentation at the PRME summit

In this fifth edition, students from 88 schools located across five continents and 30 countries participated in the survey. The number of student participants taking part amounts to 15,222 students worldwide. On average, 193 students per school participated in the PIR.

The PIR 2024 Report features 77 schools, of which six schools made it to the top Level 5 (Pioneering schools). At Level 4 (Transforming schools), the report features 43 schools, while 28 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 2024

(listed in alphabetical order)


  • CENTRUM PUCP Business School, Peru

  • IIM Bangalore, India

  • IIM Indore, India

  • INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

  • SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, India

  • Woxsen University School of Business, India


  • Antwerp Management School, Belgium

  • Audencia Business School, France

  • BSB Burgundy School of Business, France

  • Colorado State University College of Business, USA

  • Deusto Business School, Spain

  • Drake University Zimpleman College of Business, USA

  • Drexel University LeBow College of Business, USA

  • EADA Business School, Spain

  • EAE Business School, Spain

  • Excelia Business School, France

  • Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, USA

  • GIBS Business School, University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Goa Institute of Management, India

  • HKUST Business School, China

  • IESEG School of Management, France

  • IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences, Austria

  • Imperial College Business School, UK

  • International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU, China

  • IPADE Business School, Mexico

  • John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada

  • Ketner School of Business, Catawba College, USA

  • Kozminski University, Poland

  • Lang School of Business & Economics, University of Guelph, Canada

  • Leeds University Business School, UK

  • Maastricht University School of Business & Economics, Netherlands

  • Montpellier Business School, France

  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

  • POLIMI School of Management, Italy

  • Rennes School of Business, France

  • Sasin School of Management, Thailand

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

  • Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada

  • Strathmore University Business School, Kenya

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

  • TUM School of Management, Germany

  • Universal AI Business School, India

  • 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

  • Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA

  • Wits Business School, South Africa

  • XLRI Xavier School of Management, India



  • BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway

  • CUNEF University, Spain

  • EDHEC Business School, France

  • ESADE Business School, Spain

  • FHNW School of Business, Switzerland

  • FHWien of WKW, Austria

  • HEC Montréal, Canada

  • HEC Paris, France

  • Iscte Business School, Portugal

  • ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Portugal

  • Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada

  • Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Finland

  • KEDGE Business School, France

  • Kuehne Logistics University, Germany

  • KROK Business School, Ukraine

  • Lucerne School of Business, Switzerland

  • OBS Business School, Spain

  • Rome Business School, Italy

  • School of Business, Economics & Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • School of Management Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Seidman College of Business, GVSU, USA

  • Silberman College of Business, FDU, USA

  • The British College, Nepal

  • University at Buffalo School of Management, USA

  • University of Economics and Human Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

  • University of Namur, Belgium

  • Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland

  • ZHAW School of Management and Law, Switzerland

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