The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is the first rating of business school sustainability conducted by students for students. Students around the world assess their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. The rating survey asks students 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions linked to the SDGs.  

Data collection is organized by student associations, which distribute a survey within their own school. Business schools receive a PIR score to position them on one of five levels that reflect the sustainable developmental stage of the business school.

Student associations, including oikos Chapters, have used the PIR as a tool for change. The results provide evidence and momentum to push for curriculum change, more sustainable practices on campus and deeper connections with communities social-purpose organisations.

oikos International is an endorser of the PIR and a part of the Supervisory Board of PIR representing student organizations.

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Students are seen as equal partners rather than merely consultants of the process. In many PIR schools, we have seen student representatives participate in decision-making and contribute to significant developments, strategizing, and initiatives.

Presenting the PIR results to the School’s staff and contributing to the next steps discussions would be the first step for placing you in a solid position to influence planning and strategising.

Max and Yanis presented the results to their schools, which led to a further contribution to their school’s structures and dynamics. You can find their stories in the “Meet PIR students” section of the website.





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