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Watch how students like you are

transforming their schools through our rating system.


What is Positive Impact Rating?

Unlike traditional rankings that focus on academic metrics,

PIR evaluates how well your school is contributing to the greater good,

aligning its mission with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

By pushing your school to join PIR, you're not just helping it gain a competitive edge.

You're also amplifying your voice as a studentattracting like-minded peers,

and signaling to future employers that you're graduating

from an institution that truly cares about its societal impact.

It's a win-win for you, your school, and the world.

Conference Crowd

Why Join the Positive Impact:


President of Oikos St. Gallen

"The PIR was crucial in increasing the legitimacy of our demands."


President of ImpAct,

Grenoble Business School

"The PIR helped us assess our ongoing projects against the students' needs". 


Initiator & Co-Founder

of Green Kozminski

"Taking part in the PIR inspired me to found a new students' sustainability association in my University". 
College Graduate

Success Stories


Esade Business School - Spain

A Closer Look at the PIR 2023 Insights

The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) has seen remarkable growth and transformation over the years. As we delve into the 2023 insights, it's evident that student engagement and feedback have been instrumental in shaping the trajectory of the PIR. Here's a snapshot of the key highlights from this year's rating: - Student Responses Growth: The engagement of students in the PIR has been on a steady rise. In 2021, we collected 8’802 responses, which slightly decreased to 8’141 in 2022. However, 2023 saw a significant jump with a total of 12’836 student responses. - PIR Score Trend: The commitment of schools towards positive impact is reflected in the increasing PIR scores over the years. The score rose from 7.3 in 2021 to 7.6 in 2022, reaching 7.7 in 2023. - Transformation Benefits: Schools that have been actively engaged in the transformation process for two to three years have witnessed a positive shift in student perception, leading to higher scores. - Accreditation Insights: A majority of the rated schools boast of AACSB accreditation, with 87% of them being accredited. Additionally, nearly half of these schools, 48% to be precise, are EQUIS accredited. - School Ratings Breakdown: In this fourth edition of the PIR, out of the 69 schools rated: - 7 schools have secured a spot in the top Level 5, up from 4 in the previous year. - Level 4 features 39 schools, a rise from 29 schools in 2022. - Level 3 has 23 schools, showing growth from 12 schools in 2022. These insights not only highlight the progress and commitment of schools towards creating a positive impact but also emphasize the increasing role of student feedback in shaping the future of education.

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