XLRI students will get chance to evaluate B-school’s positive impact
XLRI is set to participate in a Positive Impact Rating ( PIR) -2021, thereby giving its students a chance to evaluate the institution on how it is solving societal and sustainable challenges and assessing the positive impact of B-schools.
The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is a rating by students and for students.
It addresses the larger role of business schools; the positive impact of business schools going beyond their contribution to business and the economy.
XLRI will be participating in the rating for the second consecutive year.
XLRI along with IIM Bangalore, had featured in the top 30 Global Business Schools of the first edition of Positive Impact Rating -2020.
The overall PIR score of the business school is used to position the school on one of five levels.
The premier B-school was categorised under the 'Progressing schools' category in the first edition of Positive Impact Rating- 2020, rating it among the top 30 global business schools.
This year, XLRI aims to achieve in the ranks of the 'Transforming schools' category. The characterisations of the different levels refer to the developmental stage of the business school.
The results of the 2021 edition of the Positive Impact Rating will be announced at the World Economic Forum in Lucerne-Burgenstock, Switzerland in May this year.
The collection of data is organised by SIGMA-oikos, which will conduct a survey across campus through email campaigns and social media.
The results can be used as a tool to drive student-led sustainable development .
Prof. Tata Raghuram, convenor, Father Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability ( FACES), said, “Individual and collective actions are essential to create a greater common good. At Xlri, students, faculty, staff, and alumni strive together to realise this vision. We set out our commitments to make a positive contribution to creating a positive impact on society. Positive Impact Rating guides business schools from being the best in the world to being the best for the world. The PIR rating inspires us to work more diligently towards attaining our vision and mission.”
Sunil Varughese, chief brand and sustainability officer at XLRI said, “Once again, business management students across the world are joining hands to assess their business schools on how they perceive their institutional positive impact in the community and society at large. This marks a paradigm shift towards fostering a collaborative ecosystem and making the process of management education more meaningful and purpose-oriented, especially in a world that is still suffering as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic."