Improve

Don’t just use the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to evaluate your portfolio’s performance—use the platforms' built-in tools and B Lab's resources to identify targets for improvement and equip companies with the tools they need to meet them.

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Features

Benchmarking

B Analytics has the world’s largest and most comprehensive set of private company impact data. Benchmark your portfolio against B Corporations, other sustainable businesses and funds, and traditional companies using targeted benchmarking filters. You can track performance over time, celebrate successes, and track aggregate performance against KPIs.

Customized Improvement Reports

The assessment's built-in improvement report allows companies to sort questions based upon topic, points available, or difficulty to implement. Via this tool, you can work with companies to create improvement roadmaps and set priorities.

Best Practice Guides

The B Impact Assessment comes with built-in resource guides and help text to make it easy for companies hit the ground running creating new practices and policies.

Improvement Case Studies

B Lab has assembled case studies (see below) of companies that have improved their scores on the B Impact Assessment over time. Companies can learn from practices other businesses implemented to improve their impact and see the score improvements that directly resulted.

Improvement Case Studies

See what other businesses implemented to improve their impact.

Etsy Badger Greyston Noto Group Vidrios Marte

Etsy Impact Improvement Report

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Governance category Managers established specific social and environmental targets that they are responsible for achieving. +0.2 80.4
Governance category Established an employee education program around company financials. +0.3 80.7
Governance category Worked to develop social and environmental standards within its industry. +1.1 81.8
Governance category Began monitoring and recording volunteer hours of company workers. +0.1 81.9
Workers category Increased the number of paid paternity leave days from 15 to 25. +0.2 82.1
Workers category Increased percentage of employees participating in company paid professional development or lifelong learning from ~30% to 70%. +0.8 82.9
Workers category Began evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement and found that the percentage of engaged employees was >80%. +0.9 83.8
Workers category Put in place specific environmental and social criteria that significant suppliers must meet +0.8 84.6
Community category Began tracking the percentage of materials/products purchased from significant suppliers that have met 3rd party social/environmental standards. +0.6 85.3
Community category Tripled the percentage of spending with locally owned businesses. +0.4 85.7
Community category Began tracking what % of the company is owned by previously excluded populations (e.g. women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, etc). +0.7 86.4
Community category Began monitoring and recording energy usage and set specific reduction targets in order to help pave the way for eventual solar or other renewable energy on-site installations. +0.2 86.6
Environmental category Made improvements in energy efficiency. +0.2 86.8
Environmental category Began monitoring and recording energy usage and set specific reduction targets in order to help pave the way for eventual solar or other renewable energy on-site installations. +0.5 87.3
Plus category Plus dozens of other practices. +17.9 105.2
 

Starting Score: 80

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Badger Impact Improvement Report

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Governance category Established a whistle-blowing policy. +0.4 98.9
Governance category Now produces an annual report that highlights their mission-related performance. +0.2 99.1
Workers category Now conducts annual worker satisfaction surveys and more than 80% of their employees are satisfied or engaged. +0.3 99.3
Workers category Now offers employees subsidized offsite childcare. +0.7 100.1
Community category Employees drastically increased the hours they participated in community service, from 1-24% of employees being involved to over 75%. +0.6 100.6
Environment category Facilities are now mostly LEED certified, including dense-packed cellulose derived from recycled newspaper and fireproofed with the inert mineral, boric acid, as insulation. +0.5 101.2
Environment category Significantly increased their usage of renewable energy, from 0% to 25-50%. +0.7 101.9
Plus category Plus dozens of other practices. +20.1 122
 

Starting Score: 98

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Greyston Impact Improvement Report

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Governance category Greyston now evaluates 50—75% of its management on corporate, social, and environmental targets, whereas in the past it did not evaluate any of them. +0.7 108.9
Governance category Greyston has now worked within its industry to develop social and environmental standards for the baking industry. +0.6 109.5
Workers category Employee metrics are now collected, monitored and made transparent to all employees. +0.1 109.6
Workers category Greyston Bakery supports employees who seek to take a short-term leave/sabbatical and guarantee their job when they return. +0.1 109.7
Community category Greyston now recognizes that 10—19% of suppliers are located in low-income areas and create jobs for chronically underemployed populations. Greyston makes sure its suppliers understand and share their social and environmental values. +0.4 110.1
Community category Greyston Bakery now has specific goals regarding community service hours and monitors contributions. All employees are allowed 8 paid community service hours per year. +0.2 110.3
Environment category Over 15% of energy is now used from on-site roof solar panels donated by Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club and 100% pollution-free! The solar panels provide an estimated 8,000 kWh of energy per year, and save an estimated 164 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. +0.9 111.2
Environment category Greyston has now implemented energy conservation measures for not only lighting, but also heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in their corporate facilities. +0.5 111.7
Plus category Plus dozens of other practices. +23.3 135.0
 

Starting Score: 108

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NotoGroup Impact Improvement Report

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Workers category Incorporated a social and environmental evaluation into their performance reviews. +2.8 63.0
Workers category Developed a 35-page plus Employee Handbook for the first time to include their values, mission, policies and benefits, as well as a code of ethics that aligns with their valuea and service standards. +2.8 65.8
Workers category Developed an employee engagement policy. +1.4 67.2
Community category Developed a formal, written policy on community and volunteering engagement. +1.8 69.0
Environment category Launched a process for measuring and reducing overall energy use. +0.3 69.3
Plus category Plus dozens of other practices. +16.1 85.4
 

Starting Score: 60

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Vidrios Marte Impact Improvement Report

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Governance category Started using International Financial Reporting Standards (NIF) for financial reporting. +0.6 92.3
Workers category In addition to technical and language training, the company provided tuition reiumbursement for employees in the last 12 months. +1.2 93.4
Community category Company sent out a questionnaire to Significant Suppliers and requested reporting on social and environmental practices and certifications. +1.5 94.9
Community category Company conducted a survey to get feedback on the company's social and environmental practices and asked the community what its needs are and how the company can serve them. As a result, the company trained employees to be respectful to neighbors and donated lighting to a nearby school to improve the safety of the area at night. +3.0 97.9
Community category Company provided time and donations to schools and non-profits. +2.3 100.2
Environment category Company has a written recycling policy. +0.6 100.8
Environment category Company has 3rd party collection of recycling and composts organic waste on-site. +0.5 101.3
Plus category Plus dozens of other practices. +4.4 105.7
 

Starting Score: 91

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