hivve Ltd and H2 Software Ltd Announce Impact Accreditation Partnership for Business Schools

Apr 17, 2024 | Blog, Press Releases

hivve Ltd, a pioneering provider of SaaS-based impact management solutions and H2 Software Ltd, a leading developer of business school accreditation software, have today announced a collaboration to address the global Business School sector’s need to capture impact-related data.

This initiative will enable institutions to produce and update high-quality impact reports that are required to retain business school accreditation with leading accreditation bodies, such as AACSB, EFMD, AMBA & BGA, AABS and PRIME. Additionally, impact data will be aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The partnership combines complementary elements of hivve’s flagship impact management product, ImpactTracker, deployed in global higher education and other sectors to capture and report on social, environmental, cultural and economic impact and H2 Software’s Accredinator, which is used by university business schools to consolidate and report complex data required for business school accreditations. Impact data created by ImpactTracker can now be seamlessly imported into Accredinator, resulting in compliant accreditation reports that will take just moments to generate.

As ImpactTracker celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, hivve continues to build on 15 years of expertise in research impact to support this additional user requirement so that impact data in ImpactTracker can be readily re-purposed to support business school compliance requirements.

Laura Tucker, CEO at hivve, commented: “As impact reporting continues to grow in importance worldwide to support sustainability objectives, meet increasing regulatory compliance and access funding, institutions have a greater need than ever to curate their impact data and re-use this for their different audiences. We’re delighted to be partnering with H2 Software to support world leading business schools in gaining and retaining important accreditations, which now require impact information.”

Hans van der Heijden, Director at H2 Software Ltd, added: “Business Schools worldwide face increasingly complex requirements around the reporting of impact data. Through our partnership with hivve, we will be helping schools achieve data management synergies as impact data already collected in ImpactTracker can be repurposed easily and efficiently. We look forward to developing and expanding our relationship with hivve and exploring additional opportunities for integration.”