Switzerland-based agency “Positive Impact Rating” has selected the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) as one top pioneering B-schools in the world for its dedication to responsible and sustainable practices in its latest report on global B-school ratings.
Apart from the GIM, five other Indian B-schools, namely IIM Bangalore, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Woxsen University School of Business and the XLRI Xavier School of Management have also scaled the rating agency’s highest level, ‘Level 5’; conferring upon them the much sought after ‘pioneering school’ category among global B-schools.
Two other foreign B-schools namely, CENTRUM PUCP Business School, Peru and the HKUST Business School, Hong Kong, have also been included by the rating agency in its top ‘pioneering school’ cluster, which also includes GIM and the four other Indian B-schools.
The latest Positive Impact Rating report 2023 evaluates global business schools based on their commitment to responsible and sustainable practices. The latest report highlights the remarkable achievements of business schools in developing economies, surpassing those in developed economies.
Prof. Ajit Parulekar, Director of GIM, expressed his belief in the crucial role played by business schools in shaping a sustainable future. "At GIM, we firmly believe that business schools have a critical role to play in shaping a sustainable future. Our curriculum, research endeavours and industry collaborations are designed to instill in our students a strong sense of responsibility towards society and the environment. The recognition in the Positive Impact Rating 2023 reaffirms our commitment to continue fostering sustainability-focused education and making a meaningful difference in the world. This also remind us that being ‘Best for the World’ is more important in today’s context"
The Positive Impact Rating report 2023 has highlighted GIM's efforts in cultivating a sustainability mindset among its students. The institute's pedagogy prioritises stakeholder engagement and encourages students to address pressing social and environmental issues. GIM's Center for Social Sensitivity and Action serves as a platform for dialogue and collaboration, allowing students to co-create solutions for societal problems.
GIM has actively fostered an inclusive learning community, engaging students, alumni, and faculty. Their commitment to continuous improvement is evident through regular feedback sessions that drive innovation in teaching methods, course content and campus facilities. Additionally, GIM's initiatives extend beyond the campus, encompassing environmental, economic and social sustainability. These include a unique biodiversity register and the creation of employment opportunities for the local community.
GIM's achievement in the Positive Impact Rating 2023 further solidifies the institute’s commitment to nurturing transformative leaders who are expected to drive positive change in the business world. This recognition not only showcases the exceptional performance of business schools from developing economies but also sets an inspiring example for institutions worldwide.
For more information on the Positive Impact Rating and GIM's accomplishments, visit https://www.positiveimpactrating.org/.