Beyond Grey Pinstripes is the recognized leading publication that goes beyond the traditional business school rankings by benchmarking the integration of sustainability into MBA programs.
Beyond Grey Pinstripes: Preparing MBAs for Social and Environmental Stewardship is a biennial international survey that identifies and highlights the most innovative MBA programs and faculty infusing environmental and social impact management into the business school curriculum. It accelerates change by creating a marketplace for prospective students and corporate recruiters to signal demand. It has recognized 100 leading schools from 20 countries and inspires competition to bring along the laggards. The goal is to create a shift in business education so firms that are in a constant search for managerial talent with the skills necessary to lead in a multi-cultural, dynamic, and globally competitive environment have access to business managers equipped to make decisions that provide stewardship of the environment and address complex social issues.
A Student Guide to MBA Programs and a Filter for Recruiters
Beyond Grey Pinstripes serves as a guide for students who want to supplement their traditional MBA skill set with sustainability acumen, and for companies that seek to recruit from business schools that train their students in environmental and social impact management. The results of the survey are published in a report that is regularly featured in mainstream business media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and Business Week Online. The report is complemented by a unique online searchable database of environmental and social impact management coverage in MBA programs at leading business schools around the world, www.BeyondGreyPinstripes.org .
Faculty Pioneer Awards
Beyond Grey Pinstripes also honors pioneering faculty who are leading the charge on these issues through the Faculty Pioneer Awards.
Business School Accountability
Beyond Grey Pinstripes serves as a filter for corporate recruiters in their hiring of MBA graduates. WRI is working with companies that have high profile sustainability commitments to accelerate the integration of social and environmental issues into the traditional business curriculum. Corporate partners in this project join a group of companies in a facilitated exploration of internal hiring processes. This group shares best practices and collectively stimulates the market for MBAs with “tomorrow’s skills” based on their business and sustainability needs. The signal they send highlights the gap between what employers say they need and what the Pinstripes report shows schools are supplying.
Aram KangGlobal Network Officer, New Ventures