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
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.
Social responsibility central theme of winners Tilburg University Challenge 202110th December 2021
The Tilburg University Challenge 2021 has awarded all three prizes for the best business plan proposed by student teams to socially responsible ideas. During a livestream event on December 9th the Ideation Award went to Anouk van Anrooij and Daniel Gelsing for their healthy and fruity drink that is also sustainable. The Business Ready Award and the Audience Award went to Freek van Litsenburg, who, with Bigger Picture Clothing, sells clothing that is both sustainable in production and has a large social impact.
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.
Academic Collaborative Center ‘Widespread Prosperity in the Region’
Science and practice are joining forces: a new Academic Collaborative Center 'Widespread Prosperity in the Region' to more explicitly and structurally connect science and practice at the regional level for a number of important social tasks. People, Planet and Profit!
Community Klimaat en Energietransitie
Om de klimaatverandering af te remmen en de energietransitie te versnellen, moeten energie- en klimaatdoelen vertaald worden in concrete acties op internationaal, Europees, nationaal en regionaal niveau. Samen met maatschappelijke partners werkt Tilburg University aan het realiseren van die acties.
Climate and 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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