PIR: Positive Impact Rating

What is it?

The PIR is the first time that students around the world assess their business schools on their positive impact. The rating survey asks students 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions. 

The PIR was created by concerned business school experts together with global NGOs – WWF, Oxfam, UN Global Compact – and international student associations. It is supported by VIVA Idea and Fehr Advice.

PIR at Esade

Last academic year oikos Barcelona already implemented the PIR at Esade, and yet this year we wanted to reach a high representative rate of participation. Therefore, we developed a very ambitious strategy to reach as many students as possible, and it is primarily characterized by working hand-to-hand with Esade’s Dean, staff and other student associations.

We finally achieved a total number of 1021 responses, which accounts for a quarter of all answers obtained by the PIR Association from all participants. Esade has been one of the small handful of schools that have jumped from Level 3 Progressing in 2020 to Level 4 Transforming in 2021. With such a big success, we managed to foster and accelerate many further changes but, more importantly, we underlined how important is sustainability to students