Jamshedpur: The XLRI-Xavier School of Management, the leading B-school in India, participates in the Positive Impact Rating 2021 and gives its students the opportunity to rate the institution on how it solves societal and sustainable challenges and the positive effects of evaluates their own schools. Millennial B-School students will have a unique opportunity to hear their voice and share their thoughts on the importance of making a positive impact on society at large.
The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is a rating by students and for students. It looks at the larger role of business schools; the positive effects of business schools that go beyond their contribution to business and business. As a lever for change, it contributes to the transformation of business schools.
The data collection in XLRI is organized by SIGMA-oikos, who distribute a survey across campus via email campaigns, social media and more. The results can be used as a tool to promote student-led sustainable development in collaboration with schools.
The business school’s total PIR score is used to position the school on one of five levels. The characterizations of the different levels relate to the development stage of the business school.
XLRI was ranked in the Progressing Schools category in the first edition of the Positive Impact Rating 2020 and was selected among the top 30 global business schools. This year, XLRI aims to achieve in the category of Transforming Schools. The results of the 2021 edition of the Positive Impact Rating will be published in May at the World Economic Forum in Lucerne-Burgenstock, Switzerland
Prof. Tata Raghuram, Convenor, FACES, XLRI (Pater Arrupe Center for Ecology and Sustainability) said: “Individual and collective action is essential to create a greater common good. At XLRI, students, faculties, staff and alumni work together to make this vision a reality. We are committed to making a positive contribution to creating a positive impact on society. The Positive Impact Rating leads business schools from the best in the world to the best in the world. The PIR rating inspires us to work harder to achieve our vision and mission. “,
Sunil Varughese, Chief Brand & Sustainability Officer of the XLRI Xavier School of Management in Jamshedpur, said: “Once again, corporate management students around the world are joining forces to evaluate their business schools on how they are making positive impacts on society and institutions perceive society at large. This marks a paradigm shift towards promoting a collaborative ecosystem and enhancing the meaning and purpose of the process of management education, especially in a world still plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic.