Research projects are mostly conducted through collaborative action research together with private actors (companies and institutional investors), NGOs and public policy makers; the goal is to improve the performance of one company or sector in respect of biodiversity and ecosystems impact (negative or positive impact). Furthermore, the research aims to enhance multi-stakeholder processes in search of putting CSR values into practice and to provide policy advice to the public sector on CSR.
Tineke obtained a PhD in 2010 on “Corporate Social Responsibility - Legal and semi-legal frameworks supporting CSR”.
At Utrecht University Tineke lectures on CSR, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions, since April 2007. She is also involved in the Utrecht research group Water Oceans and Sustainability Law. Tineke was trained as a commercial lawyer specializing in advising on mergers, acquisitions and privatizations in a large international civil law and tax law firm.