ESADE receives BSIS label

We are delighted to announce that ESADE has joined the BSIS community after completing the Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process.

Addressing the school for this achievement, BSIS Director François Bonvalet said, ‘Congratulations to ESADE for receiving the BSIS label. This institution’s social-driven mission and culture are precious to Catalunya in Spain. Its entrepreneurial and innovative spirit demonstrates a clear positive effect on the business community in the seven dimensions examined by BSIS. We are delighted by the involvement and engagement of the members of the school throughout the assessment process.’


Founded in 1958 in Barcelona, ESADE is a premier business school with a long tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and internationalisation. It follows the vision of “Do Good. Do Better” and Jesuit values to create a positive impact on educational, professional, and environmental spheres. It is well positioned nationally and recognised internationally – with 61% of international students.

The school stands out in executive education by providing programmes that are highly valued by local and national businesses. It also has a significant social impact, supported by the school’s emphasis on responsible management and demonstrated in academic offerings such as the “Bachelor of Transformational Leadership and Social Impact.” Likewise, ESADE’s image and economic impact play a valuable role in the attractiveness of the Catalunya region internationally. Projects like “Rambla of Innovation” support academic excellence and the development of the local business landscape.

‘ESADE’s mission is to contribute to building better societies and regenerating our planet through education, research and social debate. This impact assessment process has been a key milestone in our journey for a greater positive impact,’ commented Cristina Gimenez, Director of Identity and Mission, ESADE Business School.

‘The BSIS impact assessment has enabled us to have another view of our processes, focusing on the impact we have on the international, national and regional ecosystems through our alumni network and the wealth of our alliances with other academic institutions, companies and public administrations,’ said Josep Franch, Dean, ESADE Business School.

About BSIS

The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact on its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in collaboration between EFMD Global and FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement en Gestion des Entreprises), as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world. The impact of the business school is analysed based on the following seven areas of impact: financial, educational, business development impact as well as intellectual, societal, image, and impact within the impact zone selected by the school and its regional ecosystem.

There are currently 61 schools across 19 countries that have received the BSIS label.

To learn more about the impact assessment system, please visit the BSIS website or contact

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