Environmental performance measurement in arts and cultural organisations: exploring factors influencing organisational changes

Domingues, A.R., Mazhar, M.U. ORCID: 0000-0003-2749-6408 and Bull, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-4372-3589, 2023. Environmental performance measurement in arts and cultural organisations: exploring factors influencing organisational changes. Journal of Environmental Management, 326 (Part B): 116731. ISSN 0301-4797

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Arts and Cultural Organisations (ACOs) have received significant attention over the last few years regarding their environmental performance. ACOs are often non-profit organisations, relying on government funding to implement various programmes to support societal development. Funding dependence can shift ACOs' focus from creating socio-cultural value to being more commercially driven. This paper explores factors influencing organisational changes in ACOs related to environmental performance measurement. Stakeholders in ACOs based in Nottingham, England, were interviewed and participated in a workshop to validate and collect additional data. Our research uncovered five interrelated factors that influence organisational change: the role of funding bodies; local policies and networks; organisational culture and leadership; lack of resources; and building proprietary-tenant relationships. This paper contributes to understanding ACOs responses to measuring environmental performance and the challenges they face as they move from measuring to implementation. Implications are explored for how funding is allocated and understood in terms of moving beyond merely measuring the carbon footprint of activities. ACOs' funding dependence indicates a focus on carbon measurement , omitting a more holistic approach towards the environment and sustainability.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Management
Creators: Domingues, A.R., Mazhar, M.U. and Bull, R.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 15 January 2023
Volume: 326
Number: Part B
ISSN: 0301-4797
S0301479722023040Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2022 the authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 22 Nov 2022 10:25
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 10:25
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/47466

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