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.
Tilburg University and local businesses join forces for sustainable logistics: ‘Collaboration is in the Brabant DNA’03rd November 2023
There are few places in Europe where logistical activity is as strongly developed as in the region of Central Brabant. Over the coming years, the logistics sector in Brabant aims to lead the way in transitioning towards a sustainable future, where robust economic growth goes hand in hand with broad prosperity in the region. To shape this future, Tilburg University and local entrepreneurs have jointly established the Tilburg Initiative for Future Logistics (TIFL).
Multinationals have a responsibility to take care of people and planet throughout their production networks30th October 2023
Multinationals have a duty to prevent or reduce foreseeable negative impacts on workers, communities and the environment, even if these impacts are caused by other actors in their production networks. That is the position Professor of Private Law Paul Verbruggen takes in his inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday, November 3, 2023.
Economic incentives help curb deforestation in Africa, PhD research finds20th September 2023
PhD research by Tung Nguyen Huy delves into the economics of deforestation and land degradation in sub-Saharan Africa. His dissertation shows that financial incentives are a powerful way to encourage farmers to sustainably manage and protect the land.
Dr. Phillip Paiement appointed Professor of Law and Governance in the Anthropocene30th August 2023
Tilburg University has appointed dr. Phillip Paiement of Tilburg Law School to Professor of Law and Governance in the Anthropocene, effective September 1st, 2023. Phillip Paiement’s research is devoted to transnational strategic litigation in climate change, biodiversity conservation, large-scale land transfers and pollution from extractives industries.
How unnecessary paper creates the illusion of sustainability24th July 2023
Tatiana Sokolova found that unnecessary paper packaging creates the illusion of sustainability, because paper is often perceived as environmentally friendly—even when it’s doing more harm than good. “Objective and perceived sustainability are not necessarily the same thing.”