Original review date: 2008
Updated alignment: 2021
Metrics used in the B Impact Assessment to determine an overall rating of an organization’s social and environmental impact, irrespective of an organization’s geography.
The B Impact Assessment (BIA) is a tool to assess a company’s overall social and environmental performance. It does so by measuring the impact of a business on all stakeholders through an online, easy to use platform. The BIA is a free, confidential service administered by the non-profit organization B Lab. Companies that use the BIA can be recognized for their performance by electing to become a certified B Corporation.
The BIA builds on the IRIS Catalog of Metrics in conjunction with additional criteria to come up with an overall company assessment for a variety of business models. The BIA varies based on the sector and market in which the fund or company operates.