Kozminski University has been awarded the BSIS certification showing the impact of institutions on the socio-economic environment. Already 50 universities from 17 countries have received this distinction. Among them - as the only one from Poland - is KU.
For 17 years Koźmiński has been organizing the Ranking of Responsible Companies, whose author and scientific supervisor is Professor Bolesław Rok. The University is building a real ecosystem of positive influence around this undertaking with the participation of leaders from awarded companies, startups of positive influence, and from this year also scaleups, focused on dynamic implementation of pro-ecological and humanitarian solutions. Kozminski University was included in the first edition of the Positive Impact Rating (PIR), announced in January 2020 during the World Economic Forum in Davos, as one of 30 business schools in the world and the only one from Poland. The aim of this ranking is to show the universities, which in their mission and daily activities are guided by sustainable development and positive impact on the society and environment. The students themselves evaluated their universities in terms of sustainable development, social involvement and ethics. The involvement of our University in the promotion of positive consumption patterns and environmentally sustainable and socially responsible production is complemented by the accreditation of BSIS - Business School Impact System, established by the international foundation supporting the development of managerial education - EFMD. - We’re delighted to have the Kozminski University undergo the BSIS process as the first higher education institution in Poland, demonstrating its open-mindedness and flexibility. After the peer review visit, the BSIS expert team received the ‘Kozminski University vs COVID-19’ report, which is an excellent representation of the school’s actions during the crisis. The school has shown once again that is very responsive and has undertaken many activities to help the community and economy during the crisis - said Prof. Michel Kalika, BSIS Director. BSIS assesses the impact of the university on its immediate environment defined as a local market in seven aspects: financial, educational, business development, intellectual, ecosystem development, social and image. According to their own methodology, BSIS experts have estimated that in the case of KU the value of the financial impact alone is 200 million Euro annually. This includes, among other things, the expenses of students and their families for education, the costs of the university for research and development projects, but also investments of employers in graduates. The impact of the university on the region as a provider of qualified employees, facilitator of ideas exchange and shaping responsible civic attitudes was also assessed, as well as its commitment to a sustainable economy and care for human health and the environment. - “BSIS is an amazing tool which gives us the possibility to see the most important – what is the impact of our business school on reality – on our stakeholders, the environment, the society. BSIS has multi-faceted value and we plan to use it on both the operational and strategic levels. We are very excited about how BSIS has changed the perspective of many of our activities - said Prof. Grzegorz Mazurek, Rector-Elect of Kozminski University. The Rector-Elect declares further development of such approach to education of future managers and lawyers, which results in their responsibility, social sensitivity and ethical attitude. Since the beginning of its existence, Kozminski University has been conducting classes on business ethics. Today, apart from teaching effective, hard management tools, finance or law, it also emphasizes broader reflection and concern for the common good. Research conducted, among others, by Prof. Bolesław Rok shows that young entrepreneurs are not only focused on profit and turnover growth, but also take the social mission of business more seriously. Companies, managers and employees want to make the world a better place, and satisfaction with such achievements is one of the main motivations for them. More information on BSIS