The Impact Checklist

Submission Checklist

Want to ensure your Impact Analysis gets published?

Well, that's what this list is for.

Here at Impaakt we pride ourselves on robust, reliable and objective information, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality analyses on the impact of businesses.

In order to do so, all of the submissions to our platform are thoroughly checked and verified by our team of experts.

So, if you want to ensure your submission meets all of our requirements, use this checklist as your go-to, before hitting the submit button.

Checklist

SCOPE

✔ The Impact Analysis is about the topic selected on the Topic Selector.

✔ The Impact Analysis focuses on one relevant topic, which was not already covered by another analysis.

✔ The Impact Analysis details one singular topic, with the right level of granularity (not too broad, nor too anecdotal).

✔ Your analysis is linked to one SDG, one company, as well as one scale and one value score based on your impact assessment.


FOCUS

✔ 100% of the Impact Analysis talks about environmental or social impact and does not provide any other information that is irrelevant to impact assessment.

✔ 100% of the Impact Analysis is based on tangible impact, as opposed to intentions, commitments, promises or futures goals.

✔ Your analysis goes beyond remediation by contextualizing the company’s actions and impact with the broader issue.

✔ Your analysis goes beyond Corporate Social Responsibility by critically assessing the most important impact issues.


STRUCTURE

✔ The Impact Analysis follows a three-part structure:

   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.

✔ The introduction of the Impact Analysis explains why the topic is relevant and details the current, metric-based, context.

✔ The body of Impact Analysis focuses on the company’s actions and impact in a precise and analytical fashion.

✔ The conclusion recaps the main points of the analysis without adding any new information.

✔ Your analysis follows an analytical flow, with granularity, depth and precise data to inform readers of the scale and value of the impact.


OBJECTIVITY

✔ The Impact Analysis is objective and unbiased. It does not engage in company bashing or glorifying. Its tone remains neutral.

✔ All the statements made in the Impact Analysis are supported by facts and figures coming from identified sources.

✔ The headline of the Impact Analysis is an accurate summary of the full content developed in the analysis. It should always include your most important fact or metric.

✔ The sources given to support the analysis are diverse, reliable and trustworthy.

✔ The sources given to support the analysis are all in English.

✔ The sources given to support the analysis are all in free access. They are not behind a paywall or restricted to some users.

✔ The statements made in the analysis are true to the sources they refer to.


GRAMMAR

✔ The Impact Analysis has been written in English with the appropriate level of grammar. There are no typos.


STANDARDS

✔ The Impact Analysis does not engage in any form of plagiarism. Sentences taken from other sources are properly quoted, sourced and put in Italics.

✔ The in-text source referencing follows the official nomenclature in superscript with no spaces.

✔ The system of measurement to use is the metric system, as it is widely referenced and understood.

✔ The currencies to use are the US Dollar and the Euro as they are the main currencies.

Find out more on our standards in the article Step 6: Use the right standards

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