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.
12:30 - 12:30
Brabant Tour: cycle tour through the Brabantse land
As every year, the Brabant Tour (cycling tour) is organized for all employees of the university and related institutes. Everyone can participate in this sportive and enjoyable event free of charge, as long as their work allows it. The tour ends with a BBQ.
Supervision of energy derivatives trading is too opaque16th January 2023
Market participants in the trading of energy derivatives are often unaware of the exchange of their business-sensitive information by and amongst national and European national regulatory authorities. This is one of the most striking findings of Liebrich Hiemstra, who will receive her PhD on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.
Information in sustainability reports of listed companies often too slight25th August 2022
Listed companies in Europe are increasingly integrating sustainability into their risk governance processes, but the information they report is as yet too often perfunctory. A mix of soft law and hard law could make a difference in attempts to reduce the risk of greenwashing.
EU funds research project CircoMod EU for modeling the circular economy to mitigate climate change21st March 2022
With increasing populations and expanding wealth, global material consumption has seen a precipitous increase. These materials are often discarded after use (the so-called linear model). Moreover, the massive use and production of materials are also associated with the extensive use of energy. The emissions from structural materials are often difficult to decarbonise. As such, high levels of material consumption pose a major challenge for meeting climate targets. In this context, the circular economy (CE) has been presented as an alternative to the current linear model.
EU funds research project BOLSTER to improve understanding of marginalized communities in the climate transition02nd March 2022
There is a mismatch between the understanding of marginalized communities, participatory governance and policy plans to achieve a just climate transition. This can lead to social and political opposition. The BOLSTER project, led by Tilburg Law School, aims to understand how marginalized communities are affected.
Tilburg University and NRC Handelsblad launch crowdsourcing project09th February 2022
Starting today, NRC Handelsblad and Tilburg University are inviting garden owners across the country to leave a small piece of their garden well alone for four seasons. This means let all weeds grow, let fallen leaves and branches be, no watering, etc. Participants will discover what happens in this piece of garden and what it does to themselves. Researchers from Tilburg University will analyze the data that participants share, and the newspaper will report on this.