Broadway Initiative

Making Sustainability the new Normal

The Broadway Initiative is a platform for all sectors of the economy and society to work together on the frameworks, plans and partnerships needed to meet net zero emissions and wider environmental goals.

Members come from the worlds of business, NGOs, professional bodies, governance, policy making and academia. For a list of members and others advising the initiative, CLICK HERE

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Environment Bill: 5 changes to unlock market and local power to solve environmental challenges.

A broad alliance of business, environmental and professional bodies sets out targeted changes to the Bill necessary to empower the economy and communities to plan and invest in line with environmental goals.

Towards a framework for environmental spatial planning

A shared spatial vision will be essential for any place to meet environmental and carbon reduction goals. This initial working paper discusses how a framework could be developed in a new Environment Bill.

Blueprint for an Environment Act

Broadway has developed a blueprint for an Environment Act and tested and refined it through engagement with over 40 industry bodies, 15 environmental groups and 40 professional bodies, learned societies or thinktanks. The general principles apply to all UK nations but with an immediate focus on a Westminster Bill.

The role and design of an environmental targets framework

We are sharing this working paper widely with stakeholders to stimulate discussion on key aspects of the governance framework in a future Environment Bill.

Assurances for an Environment Act

Before the publication of the government’s Environment Bill, the Broadway Initiative set out what’s needed to enable all parts of society to plan, invest and collaborate to improve the environment.

Governing the Environment: Is there a case for UK architecture?

This paper has been co-developed with academics from all four UK nations to evaluate the case for shared governance architecture.

Case study: the post Brexit opportunity for world class governance of water

This case study has been developed in dialogue and discussion with key stakeholders with an interest in how the water environment is managed.

More about The Broadway Initiative

Broadway has been set up to pursue the most effective ways of governing the environment in the interest of society as a whole. We are grateful for financial support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and for financial and in-kind contributions from member organisations. The Institute of Environmental Management Assessment is acting as incubating organisation for the initiative to provide the required financial governance and administrative support.

The initiative is governed by a project board which consists of: Martin Baxter (IEMA), Allen Creedy (Federation of Small Businesses), Stephanie Hilborne (The Wildlife Trusts), Professor Paul Leinster (Cranfield University) and Peter Young (Green Purposes Company).

For more information please contact Edward Lockhart-Mummery at or Martin Baxter at

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