Sustainability and society
Tilburg University's sustainability research includes issues in economics, ethics, and law. Researchers focus on, for instance, Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development, environmental economics, climate change and sustainable investment.
Experts and their expertise
#energy economics #environmental economics #climate change #emission tradings
#climate change #environmental law # European Environmental Law
#energy markets #consumer behaviour #European Law
Prof. Martijn Groenleer about SMILE: Together towards zero-energy neighborhoods
News about our research on sustainability and society
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.
Veni grant awarded to Marie-Catherine Petersmann11th April 2022
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded four young promising scientists from Tilburg University a Veni grant worth up to 280,000 euros, and Marie-Catherine Petersman of Public Law & Govenance is one of them. Her research project concerns 'anthropocene legalities’.
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.
Academic Collaborative Centers Widespread Prosperity
With the motto 'Understanding society', Tilburg University wants to lead the way in finding answers to complex social changes. After all, breakthroughs in scientific knowledge and social interventions occur when we search for new solutions in co-creation with various collaborative partners and from different disciplines.
Climate & Energy Transition Community
To slow down climate change and accelerate the energy transition, energy and climate goals must be translated into concrete actions at the international, European, national and regional levels. Together with social partners, Tilburg University is working to realize these actions.
Academic Collaborative Center Smart and Social Energy Transition
Within Tilburg University, various disciplines collaborate on energy and climate research. The researchers do this together with the government and civil society organizations.
Tilburg Sustainability Center
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.
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