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HSE University Graduate School of Business achieves 3 level in the Positive Impact Rating Edition 2021

Graduate School of Business was recognized for its social impact and sustainability achievements when the Positive Impact Rating (PIR) results were launched at the UN PRME Global Forum. Graduate School of Business was one of 47 business schools from 21 countries worldwide that took part in the rating this year and achieved Level 3, making it a Progressing school within the PIR. 

HSE University Graduate School of Business achieves 3 level in the Positive Impact Rating Edition 2021

The PIR is a rating conducted by students and for students. For the second time, students worldwide assessed their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. The positive impact of business schools goes beyond their contribution to business and the economy; it addresses the need for their positive impact on society.

Students assessed how Graduate School of Business addresses societal and sustainable challenges and prepares its students to be responsible business leaders. The data collection in Graduate School of Business was organized and led by GSB students who distributed the PIR survey across campus to their fellow students.This year 165 GSB undergraduate and graduate students responded to the survey.

Participating in the PIR demonstrates the value Graduate School of Business gives to student feedback and voice.

The rating survey asks students 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions that sit within three areas: Energizing, Educating, and Engaging. The overall PIR score of the business school is used to position the schools across five levels. The levels refer to the developmental stage of the business school, rating it on the basis of its achievements. Business schools are provided with a defined social impact and a tool that they can use for change.

Katrin Muff, President of the Positive Impact Rating Association, said: “PIR is designed as a tool to improve and transform business education. It enables schools to understand what a positive impact for society is, according to their students. The PIR highlights the potential for improvement, even for leading schools.”

The PIR was created by concerned business school experts together with global NGOs - WWF, Oxfam, and UN Global Compact. International student associations oikos, AIESEC and Net Impact are also part of the PIR, which is supported by VIVA Idea and Fehr Advice. 

PIR presentation 2021

HSE GSB PIR Report 2021