EADA’s MBA, recognized in the 'Better World MBA Ranking' for its focus on sustainable development

10 November 2020

Better world RankingThe EADA Business School MBA has reached the Top 35 in the 2020 Better World MBA Ranking released today by the Corporate Knights organization, a ranking that assesses the commitment of business schools to sustainable development. Specifically, EADA becomes the best-positioned Spanish business school in the ranking thanks to the integration of sustainable development in its MBA programmes, the research of the teaching staff on sustainability issues and the gender and ethnic diversity of the faculty.

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights evaluated a total of 150 business schools (up from 146 in 2019) including three scales:

• The top 100 global MBA programmes in the 2020 Financial Times Ranking.
• All programs that made it to the Top 40 of 2019 in the ‘MBA Corporate Knights Better World Ranking’.
• MBA programmes accredited by AMBA, AACSB or EQUIS and/or signatories of the Principles for Education in Responsible Management who opted for the evaluation.

The programmes have been evaluated through 5 key indicators: the number of articles focused on sustainability in reviewed journals and citations (30% and 20% respectively), the number of basic courses that incorporate sustainable development topics (30%), research institutes and centers dedicated to sustainable development issues (10%) and gender and racially diverse teachers in the business school analyzed (5% each).

Dean of EADA Business School, Jordi Díaz, values this new recognition very positively "because it reinforces the strategic proposal of our institution based on sustainability, innovation and leadership."

Founded in 2002 and based in Toronto, Corporate Knights is a research institution focused on clean capitalism and an economic system that incorporates economic and ecological factors. It is known for its transparent rankings in the corporate sustainability arena.

The recognition achieved in the Better World Ranking MBA 2020 is joined by that obtained in January 2020 in the Positive Impact Rating (PIR), which places EADA among the 9 best valued business schools for its positive impact on society. This rating is managed by the Positive Rating Association, based in Davos (Switzerland), which is supported by the United Nations Global Compact, OXFAM International and WWF.