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The first issue of the Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools
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Our call for contribution

You have been following our project. Now, we need your help to launch the first students-for-students Rating of business schools measuring their positive impact programs, pedagogy, student and public engagement, culture and governance.

After six months of intense fund-raising, we are nearly there - another CHF 50'000 will pay for essential operational cost to launch the Rating at the WEF in Jan 2020! 

We are now reaching to you - our engaged community of scholars and stakeholders - and we believe that together with you, we can close the gap! Depending on the size of the contribution, we estimate that we need 35-50 of you to contribute. We are confident that this unique rating project has that many friends and supporters. Can we please count on you now, too?

Thank you in advance for taking a moment to make your contribution now!

Financial contributions already in:

In the past week, the core team has started with individual contributions from: Katrin Muff, Thomas Dyllick, Mathias Falkenstein, Carlo Giardinetti. We hope our contribution inspires yours!

Want to know more?

The Positive Impact Rating was initiated with the intention to support fundamental change in the business school landscape with regards to the schools’ societal responsibility. It seeks to contribute as a lever of change to the transformation of the business school landscape.

The time is ripe. After many years of criticism of existing rankings, the desire and need to enable business schools to play a more positive role in society has grown steadily. As leading rankings such as the FT are recognizing a need to entirely review their methodology, the time has come for true change!

Purpose of the Positive Impact Rating

Rather than looking only at a specific program, this rating looks at the whole school in all of its key dimensions. The rating seeks to measure how business schools contribute to the resolution of societal challenges.

Today, business schools are called upon to contribute to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced in 2015. The Positive Impact Rating seeks to assess the contribution of business schools to the resolution of societal challenges, such as the UN SDGs. Its thinking was inspired by the results of the global 50+20 project and by multiple inputs from many different stakeholders.

The perception of different student groups (undergraduate, graduate, executive, E/MBA and PhD students) are included in order to generate a Student Assessment (20 questions) that can be run separately or in an integrated manner. The Full Assessment (36 questions) uses a complementary pair of stakeholders to allow establishing the spread between the “representative” and the “challenger” stakeholder perception in all areas and dimensions. The Student Assessment is an initial snapshot perspective before adding six other stakeholders in the year that follows. By contrasting the results of two complementary stakeholders, perception spreads can be constructed for the different questions. These perception spreads are interpreted to measure the “change readiness” of the school: the larger the spread, the bigger the difference in perception and hence the bigger the transformation challenge.

Value proposition for:

  • Students seeking an education that prepares them as change makers in the 21 st century now have a global measurement of schools equipping them with the required competences.

  • Organizations of any kind, including business, can expect to get relevant consulting and advice of this rating on leading business schools and their impact.

  • Civil society is likely to find leading business school as like-minded partners in their endeavors.

  • Participating schools can use the survey results as a tool for their internal change process. It serves for benchmarking, business school development, as well as for marketing and communication.

More information: 

Who has contributed to the project - download here

What does the budget look like - download here

Want the full story - download here

Still more questions? Reach out to katrin.muff@gmail.com or thomas.dyllick@gmail.com (representatives of the Mission Possible Foundation, Switzerland which is hosting the Positive Impact Rating until the Association is set-up).

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