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