Impact

Our work is supported by a thriving creative community of over 2000 companies worldwide, from multinationals to micros, publicly funded organisations to commercial enterprises.

Partners include: National Theatre, Tate Galleries, HOME Manchester, Live Nation, Universal Music, Onassis Stegi, Barbican, Serpentine Galleries, White Cube, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Dance South East, Warner Music, Latitude, Leeds and Reading festivals, Opera North, Watts Gallery, Norwich Theatre Royal, as well as thousands of artists and cultural professionals, like: Olafur Eliasson, Antony Gormley, and Tomás Saraceno.

We provided consultancy services to 50 organisations through our Creative Green programme in 2021-2022.

500+ organisations have now gained Creative Green certification.

5,000+ organisations, in 50 countries worldwide use our free, industry-leading, CG Tools.

JB’s Benchmarks help organisations compare their environmental performance against the industry averages.

JB’s Resource Hub contains over 250 unique resources, the world’s largest environmental resource library for the arts and cultural community.

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PICTURE: Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Credit: JMA Photography
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PICTURE: Umbrelliums Assemblance at Barbican-Centre Photo © Duncan McKenzie

Our Arts Council England environmental programme supports 837+ National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums, and the ACE wider grant portfolio.

Impact highlights from 2019/20 include:

  • Total energy use emissions (electricity and gas combined) decreased by 12% (across 346 buildings where data was provided)
  • A quarter of cultural organisations now procure green energy.
  • 17% of organisations now benefit from renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels and electric vehicles (or EV charging points).

Our Creative Climate Leadership development programmes have engaged 120 people, in 26 countries, so far.

We have trained and mentored hundreds of international cultural and creative leaders, in 25+ countries, including: Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Palestine, South Africa, Taiwan, Colombia and Mexico, and across the UK.

The JB team participated in 48 major public speaking events in 2020/21: 23 for UK audiences and 25 internationally.

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PICTURE: Performance credit: Contact, Manchester

JB supports policy development at an international, national and city level and has worked with:

HEADER PICTURE: WalkingStories, Charlotte Spencer Projects – credit Kimbal Bumstead