Tilburg Sustainability Center
The Tilburg Sustainability Center (TSC) focuses its research on:
- Climate Action & Resource Efficiency
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Innovation
- 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.
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The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center, is hosting a workshop at 10 September 2020 where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience.
Antarctica more widely impacted than previously thought15th July 2020
Antarctica is considered one of the Earth’s largest, most pristine remaining wildernesses. Yet since its formal discovery 200 years ago, the continent has seen accelerating human activity. Reporting in the journal Nature, a research team including Tilburg University show where human activities have been conducted and uncover two main concerns: wilderness in Antarctica is decreasing due to an increasing 'human footprint' and biodiversity is under pressure because species mainly depend on areas that are strongly influenced by humans. However, much opportunity exists to take swift action.
€ 1.3 million for research into managing Antarctic tourism09th July 2020
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, has approved a research proposal within the Netherlands Polar Programme submitted by Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law Kees Bastmeijer of Tilburg Law School.
Citizen sensing can be a valuable contribution to environmental risk governance30th April 2020
‘Citizen sensing’, grassroots-driven monitoring initiatives based on sensor technology, is a phenomenon that authorities increasingly encounter when dealing with an environmental risk. Although this form of citizen science is often driven by a conflict between citizens and authorities, both parties can actually benefit. That is one of the main findings of Anna Berti Suman’s PhD research, which she will defend in a livestream on May 8, 2020, at Tilburg University.
Tilburg University ranks #9 worldwide on Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions23rd April 2020
In the recently published Times Higher Education Impact rankings 2020, Tilburg University is ranked 9th worldwide on Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. This ranking is based on the university’s research on law and international relations (27%), participation as advisers for government (23.2%), university governance measures (26.6%), and graduates in law and civil enforcement courses (23.2%).
Third prize for Tilburg University students in Milgard School of Business Case Competition09th March 2020
Four TiSEM students won the third prize in the 9th Milgard School of Business Case Competition on Leadership & Social Responsibility in Tacoma (Seattle, USA) on Friday, February 28. In this business case competition, teams from various universities joined battle on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) case. In total, 19 teams participate, from universities world-wide. Tilburg University was the only European participant.