WHO WE ARE
THE POSITIVE IMPACT RATING IDEA
The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is a Swiss Association which governs the rating. PIR was initiated by a group of concerned business school experts and has been founded by the endorsers WWF, Oxfam International and the UNGC Switzerland, with the active support of the funders VIVAIdea and the Mission Possible Foundation. It is set up to be led by international student organizations, including oikos, SOS, AIESEC International and others.
The PIR concept was developed in a multi-step prototyping process by a large group of committed and engaged academics, students and business school stakeholders from many different countries. It went through three large face-to-face sessions between May 2017 and September 2018 and many small-group working sessions and meetings in between. Four different prototypes were developed and tested in two pilot phases with a dozen business schools from different regions. The final prototype was accepted by a general assembly with all supporters and stakeholders in a two-day session in September 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. It decided also on the PIR governance structure and the implementation phase.
We gladly recognize and are very grateful for a very large group of engaged co-creators of the PIR concept from around the world!