The B Impact Assessment is divided into five stakeholder-focused "Impact Areas" — Governance, Workers, Community, Environment, and Customers.

Each impact area is organized by “Impact Topics” that describe the specific dimensions of impact relevant to that  stakeholder.

There are impact topics that relate to the impact of a company’s day-to-day operations (those illustrated in white), as well as topics related to the impact of a company’s overall business model (those illustrated in color). You can learn more about how the B Impact Assessment distinguishes between operational impact and impact business models here.

Within impact topics, weighted questions provide an indicator of a company’s positive impact based on its policies, practices, outputs, and outcomes. Impact topics may also include unweighted metric questions that provide additional context and assist in the accuracy of self-reporting.