᥆ The Impact Note is about one (and only one) of the 100-priority companies.
᥆ The Impact Note does not repeat an analysis that was already published on the Impaakt platform.
᥆ The Impact Note has been attached to the SDG that is the most relevant to the topic it covers.
᥆ The Impact Note has been attached to the company whose impact is described in the analysis.
᥆ The Impact Note focuses on one impact topic only. An activity that leads to multiple impacts should lead to writing up several Impact Notes (one for each impact).
᥆ 100% of the Impact Note’s content talks about environmental or social impact and does not provide any other information that is irrelevant to impact assessment.
᥆ 100% of the Impact Note talks about current and actual impact as opposed to the company’s future plans, announcements or objectives.
᥆ The Impact Note provides all the quantitative information needed to properly assess the value of the impact (i.e. how negative/positive is the impact described on a scale from -5 to +5).
᥆ The Impact Note provides all the quantitative information needed to properly assess the scale of the impact (i.e. how small/large is the impact described on a scale from 1 to 5).
᥆ The Impact Note is structured as follows:
1. An introduction that sets the stage for the reader
2. A core part where the impact analysis is developed
3. A conclusion that recaps the key point.
᥆ The introduction of the Impact Note explains why the issue covered is important and why it is relevant to the chosen company.
᥆ The core part of the Impact Note develops a structured analysis that explains how the company’s activities impact the chosen topic/issue.
᥆ The conclusion of the Impact Note is a good recap of the main point the author wanted to make. The Impact Note is articulate and well structured.
᥆ The progression of ideas is clear and coherent.
᥆ The Impact Note is objective and unbiased. It does not engage in company bashing or glorifying. Its tone remains neutral.
᥆ All the statements made in the Impact Note are supported by fact and figures coming from identified sources.
᥆ The headline of the Impact Note is an accurate summary of the full content developed in the analysis. There are no discrepancies between the headline and the analysis.
᥆ The sources given to support the analysis are diverse, reliable and trustworthy.
᥆ The sources given to support the analysis are all in English.
᥆ The sources given to support the analysis are all in free access. They are not behind a paywall or restricted to some users.
᥆ The statements made in the analysis are true to the sources they refer to.
᥆ The Impact Note has been written in correct English with the appropriate level of grammar. There are no typos.
᥆ The Impact Note does not engage in any form of plagiarism. Sentences taken from other sources are properly quoted, sourced and put in Italic.
᥆ The in-text source referencing follows the official nomenclature (example1, p.1-2)