This document provides a list of the key topics that were changed from Version 5 of the B Impact Assessment to Version 6, which launched January 15th, 2019. While this document does not provide an exhaustive list of all changes in V6, it does highlight the most material changes.
While the addition, removal, and revision of content is centered around continuous improvement, it inevitably results in score fluctuations for users. This presents a challenge for those looking to understand how a company’s performance compares across different versions of the assessment, or what the implications of a new version might be on a company’s score.
In order to provide clarity around how these changes will affect users, B Lab has published responses to some of the most frequently asked questions about V6 based on early insights from a full year of scoring data: https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/news/blog/version-6-b-impact-assessment-year-review