Tilburg Sustainability Center
The Tilburg Sustainability Center (TSC) focuses its research on:
Climate Action & Resource Efficiency, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and Sustainability & Governance.
TSC wants to help deal with the challenges of a globalizing world economy, where climate change and resource scarcity require innovative and interdisciplinary approaches and where both policymakers and corporations find it increasingly important to achieve growth in a responsible and sustainable manner.
By operating on the interface of economics, ethics and law, TSC researchers are excellently placed to provide support to companies, governments and other organizations in their quest for sustainable development.
1.6 million for interdisciplinary project ‘Conflict in Transformations’10th January 2022
Urban Europe has awarded a grant of 1.2 million euros for the interdisciplinary research proposal ‘Conflict in Transformations’, which will be topped up by the research consortium partners with 0.4 million euros. The project studies whether and how political and legal institutions suppress or actively use conflict for transformation towards more sustainable cities.
Reactions to Climate Change Summit COP26: Too little, too late, small steps only17th November 2021
Will the climate change deal of COP26 get us anywhere? Tilburg researchers agree that the results do not match the urgency of the problems, that are getting bigger and bigger. After examining the small print, they have discovered a few bright spots: procedures have been agreed to keep countries more focused. However, the Dutch government and the EU need to make every effort, and soon, too. The problem of climate change can only be solved collectively.
The red energy performance label increasingly hurts home sales15th November 2021
The energy efficiency of one's own home is becoming increasingly important, even when selling. A study by the universities of Tilburg and Maastricht shows that non-energy rated homes (energy perfomance label red; F and G) homes are being sold at a growing price discount. The researchers analyzed NVM data from more than 450,000 housing transactions since 2018 and found a price discount that, for a single-family home, rose to more than 30,000 euros in 2021.
Herman Vollebergh at House of Representatives on international climate finance12th October 2021
On Wednesday, October 13, Prof. Dr. Herman Vollebergh will speak at the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Dutch House of Representatives. He will explain the report that Tilburg Sustainability Center has prepared in response to the topic of international climate financing that the committee has placed on its Knowledge Agenda.
Jac. Kragt: 'Keep investing in fossil if you want to change anything.'11th October 2021
Research shows that large shareholders can influence companies' environmental policies, writes Jac. Kragt, associate professor of Finance, in an opinion piece that appeared in NRC (in Dutch).