Grenoble Ecole de Management, which is the First French 'Grande Ecole' Business School to make a statutory commitment to become a "Société à Mission", was already recognised in 2020 as one of the 30 business schools in the world with a positive impact on society according to the Positive Impact Rating (PIR). This year, the school has been confirmed, for the second year running, as one of the 46 most innovative business schools in the world, in terms of its positive impact on the planet and society.
The international student organizations, Oikos, AIESEC and Net Impact, as well as the international organizations WWF Switzerland, OXFAM International and the UN Global Compact Switzerland, have come together to assess business schools with a brand new approach: the Positive Impact Rating (PIR). It is the only organisation to date that allows students around the world to evaluate business schools on how they perceive their positive impact on the planet.
« The PIR "gives us feedback and shows us how we are progressing on a continuum for greater social impact. We also like that it is not a ranking system, sustainability is not a competition. It makes no sense to be the best or get there first. The planet and humanity all lose if we don't reach our goals collectively » Loick Roche, Dean of GEM.
GEM has moved up one category to level 4 out of 5 of the "Transforming Schools", particularly because of:
- Its pioneering initiative to become a "Société à Mission".
- Its zero waste ambition already launched in 2017
- The co-construction, with the involvement of its students, in its actions in favour of sustainable development.
The focus on GEM initiatives can be found on page 28 of the report.