The Flexible Reporting view allows a user to graphically display how a group of companies answer questions in the B Impact Assessment or SDG Action Manager.

 

Access the Overall Performance view in B Analytics by:

  1. Clicking on “Analytics” in the left-hand navigation menu

  2. Then, select the “Flexible Reporting” tab

 

The view consists of three main areas (see image below):

  1. Filter options that allow you to view your data by:

    • B Impact Assessment and SDG Action Manager impact area and impact topics

    • Your network of companies

  2. Question Display

  3. Graphic Display of Question Data

  4. Table Display of Question Data



Interacting with the Flexible Reporting view

 

Decide what metrics you are interested in analyzing: Using the “Select Your Metrics” filter options located at the top, you can choose to analyze your company's scoring data based on the product they are using, any of the impact areas, or impact topics. The following filters can help you navigate the filer options:

 

“Select Your Metrics” filter definitions

  • Product - this filter allows you to view scoring data from questions present in either the B Impact Assessment or the SDG Action Manager

  • Impact Area/Module - select which B Impact Assessment impact areas and/or SDG Action Manager modules to view

Impact Area/Module

Description

Community, 

Customers, 

Environment, 

Governance, 

Workers

B Impact Assessment impact areas

Baseline, 

SDG 1 - No Poverty, 

SDG 2 - Zero Hunger, 

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being, 

SDG 4 - Quality Education, 

SDG 5 - Gender Equality, 

SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 

SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy, 

SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, 

SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 

SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 

SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities, 

SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production, 

SDG 13 - Climate Action, 

SDG 14 - Life Below Water, 

SDG 15 - Life On Land, 

SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG Action Manager modules

 

  • Impact Topic - select which B Impact Assessment and/or SDG Action Manager impact topics to view

  • Question Summary - select specific questions from the B Impact Assessment and/or SDG Action Manager

  • Answer Type - Whether the question is a Single Select, Multi-Select, or “Other” (such as Numeric)

  • Period - Whether you would like to view the latest year’s data or all data

  • Number of Respondents - Filter based on the number of companies that have answered the question in your network

 

Decide what companies in your network you are interested in analyzing: Using the “Select Your Companies” filter options located at the top of the view, select the types of metrics for which you would like to view company data (see "Select Your Companies Filter definitions" below for more information about each filter).

 

Note:  Filter selections in the “Select Your Companies” group only applies to your group of companies.

 

“Select Your Companies” Filter definitions

  • Network -Name  your group of companies

  • Company Name - companies that have allowed data sharing with you (if you do not see a company in your group listed, the company may not have allowed data sharing with you)

  • Market - Whether the company is in a Developing or Emerging market

  • Sector - general industry designation used to determine the questions a company receives on the assessment (sector is one of the track drivers of a company’s assessment)

  • Size - the number of employees working for a company (size is one of the track drivers of a company’s assessment)

  • Year - assessment year (based on assessment creation date)

  • Country - the country of operations of the company (location is one of the track drivers of a company’s assessment)

 

Analyze Your Data: Using the question display, choose a question via the “Answer Type” column to graphically display data for a specific question. You can choose to view this data as a Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Line Graph, or just see the numeric data in the form of a Statistic (this applies only to numeric data). The "Statistic" parameter allows you to toggle between viewing the Sum, Average, or Median datapoint with the Line Graph or the Numeric Graph. 


It is important to remember that the BIA is highly sensitive to specific characteristics of a company, so not all questions from the same topic may be available for all organizations in your network.


The table at the bottom of the dashboard displays answer choices with information about which companies chose what answer in a particular year.