HEC Lausanne was assessed by EFMD Global Network’s Business School Impact System and received the BSIS label for demonstrating with well-documented evidence the impact that the school has on its local environment.
“Engaging in the BSIS process gave us the opportunity to work with external experts to investigate with a critical eye the qualitative and quantitative factors that define the scope of HEC Lausanne’s impact. The resulting report helps us in asking the right questions to ensure our future relevance and service to our stakeholders, guides us in considering partnerships to develop, and encourages us in bridging disciplinary and organizational boundaries to create new insights and value; it corroborates HEC Lausanne’s important contribution (intellectual, economic, etc.) to the region as a state public school with national and international influence,” commented Jean-Philippe Bonardi, the Dean of HEC Lausanne.
Michel Kalika, who, together with Gordon Shenton, is one of the two co-directors of BSIS, said: “We would like to warmly congratulate HEC Lausanne for having undergone the BSIS assessment process and being awarded the BSIS label which is a sign of international appreciation for the schools which consider their impact as vital. HEC Lausanne benefits from an exceptionally strong position in Switzerland and is a recognised national champion in the area of Higher Education in Business & Economics throughout the entire country.”
“Demonstrating the many ways in which business schools add economic and social value to the environment in which they operate has become a challenge. BSIS is an effective tool to help schools identify, measure and communicate all the positive contributions they make to the world around them,” added Gordon Shenton, BSIS co-director.
About the Business School Impact System
The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact upon its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in a joint venture between EFMD Global Network and FNEGE as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world.