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.
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News about our research on sustainability and society
Wilding one square meter of garden for one year: The results05th April 2023
Exactly one year ago, Assistant Professor Ben Vollaard of Tilburg University and Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad started the crowdsourcing project ‘Wilding the Garden.’ The purpose of the project was to allow people to experience what happens when they leave a patch of garden untended for a year. With 8,500 garden owners participating initially, we can call it a successful project. Now, one year on, we look back and discuss the results.
Retailer price promotions increase waste awareness, not waste30th March 2023
Contrary to what is often assumed, retailer price promotions such as “Buy One, Get One” or quantity discounts in supermarkets do not cause more food to go to waste. In fact, such offers appear to increase consumer awareness of the risk of wasting food, which in turn spurs them on to prevent waste. Supermarkets could encourage such awareness-driven behavior by designing smart campaigns that help prevent waste.
Tilburg University appoints Arie Trouwborst as professor of Nature Conservation Law02nd March 2023
Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Arie Trouwborst as full professor of Nature Conservation Law as of 1 March 2023. His research and education will focus on the role of international, European and national law regarding the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of ecosystems and populations of wild fauna and flora.
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.More information
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.More information
Academic Collaborative Center Climate & Energy
Within Tilburg University, various disciplines collaborate on energy and climate research. The researchers do this together with the government and civil society organizations.More information
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.More information
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