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.