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Who's Responsible? The Ethics of the Sharing Economy

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

N. Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility Should the responsibilities of "sharing economy" giants like Uber and ai...

Try This The Next Time You Want To Rent A Car

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Christopher Elliott

When Caroline Lupini needed a rental car for a month, the last place she looked was a car rental company.Instead, she turned to a sharing site called ...

Millennials Are Creators of New Economy

AsiaToday | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home

By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh -"Millennials are unprecedented." As former MySpace CEO Mike Jones said, it's hard to define the millennials. Whether...

Momentum: Love Home Swap's Debbie Wosskow On Keeping An Entrepreneurial Mindset

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Melissa Jun Rowley

Entrepreneurship is many glorious things. It's exciting, creative, collaborative, fulfilling and freedom from a 9 to 5 desk job. On the flip side, ent...

How The Fast-Growing 'Sharing Economy' Can Benefit Those With Disabilities

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

The fast-growing 'sharing economy,' which enables buyers and sellers to connect through digital platforms, can perform a great service by increasing choice and independence for Americans with disabilities, including many who wish to travel during the holiday season.

Amsterdam has created a free Airbnb for city-owned buildings

Apolitical | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home

Amsterdam has developed an Airbnb for city-owned offices, so residents can use them for free, and may do the same with municipal cars and tools. [Thi...

5 Ways That the "Sharing Economy" is Helping People Live Their Dream Lives

Shannon Ullman | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Shannon Ullman

You may have heard people tossing around the phrase "sharing economy" these days. Essentially an umbrella term to describe new age social and economic...

Trailblazing Women: Heidi S. Messer, Co-Founder & Chairman of Collective[i]

Anne Ravanona | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

Airbnb Announces New Policies To Combat Racial Discrimination

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.09.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

By Kevin Hoffman As Airbnb re-shapes the hospitality industry in cities across the country, concerns have been raised over discriminatory practices a...

Join the Class of The New Rich

Milena Milićević | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
Milena Milićević

To put it simply, the New Rich are the class of people who abandon the predetermined life-plan: go to university, find a steady job, settle down, pay the mortgage for the next 30 years and enjoy life when you retire.

How the Sharing Economy is Reshaping the Business Services Sector

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Lyft created an express pay program that lets its drivers get paid daily if they wish. Airbnb has at least one host in each of Chicago's 50 wards and,...

Opportunities in Sharing Economy for You

Milena Milićević | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Milena Milićević

What brands come to your mind when you hear the term sharing economy? Maybe Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, Airbnb and dozen other companies which only half-a-decade ago were start-ups on a mission to challenge incumbents in well-established industries.

Five Lessons Retailers Can Learn from the Sharing Economy

William Morrow | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
William Morrow

Image Source Retailers can learn from the success and mistakes made by new emerging companies in the sharing economy. Companies like Uber and Airbn...

Why the Future Will Feel More Like the "Good Old Days" Than You Think

Michael Schein | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Michael Schein

As technology continues to change the ways both individuals and organizations interact, people increasingly look back with fondness on the "good old days." Recently, certain companies have been capitalizing on this nostalgia in some very unusual ways.

Involvement Growth as an Alternative – from Balance Sheets to a Balanced World

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
St. Gallen Symposium

By Vikash Bakrewala, Member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community. The pursuit of economic growth has shifted; the focu...

Regulating Online Platforms: Where, Not Whether, to Draw the Line

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Eric K. Clemons

We all want to keep the internet as open, as flexible, as innovative, and as valuable as possible. And many of us assume that this means the net should be subject to no regulation at all.

The Sharing Economy Is Helping Our Wallets And The Environment

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Home
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

In order to try and share resources, cut down on costs, and even help the environment, the sharing economy was created. People have found advantages to offering their services and products for a good price.

Retelling Urban Mobility - South to North

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Jens Martin Skibsted

Cities are important because that's where the majority of the world's population lives and an even bigger share of the global economy resides. How peo...

Amsterdam's Sharing Cities Roundtable: Going Deeper

April Rinne | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
April Rinne

The sharing economy is about much, much more than Airbnb or Uber. We should know that.

Bringing A French Touch To Business In New York

Sparknews | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

The cities that come to mind when one thinks of words like innovation, startup, fablab, fintech, greentech, cleantech, or smarttech, are often New York or San Francisco--but rarely Paris. Nevertheless, France, as the world's sixth largest economy and Paris, as a hub for businesses that are mobilizing the sharing economy, is a place where startups are booming and where it is just as likely the next world-changing innovation could come from.

The Gig Economy Is a Rigged Economy

Cameron Conaway | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Cameron Conaway

The gig economy is still part and parcel of the larger rigged economy -- where huge swaths of the U.S. middle class have remained economically stagnant for 20 years, union membership has been declining for decades, and income inequality has reached a 30-year high.

The Sharing Economy Can Transform Economic Development

FOMIN | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home

By Brigit Helms and Anabella Palacios Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPE...

Stressed Out? Helps You Find Peace With a Wellness Retreat

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Steve Mariotti

The sharing economy has many critics but one of the most interesting benefits it provides is the ability to quickly and easily connect with a good or service in a very individual way.

Misguided Steps in Efforts to Harness the "Gig Economy"

Donald J. Polden | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Donald J. Polden

Open up a legal or business paper today, and you'll notice they are filled with articles on attempts to understand the emerging "gig" or sharing econo...

Uber versus Cities: Let's Discuss Without Forcing into Political Silos

Julie Irwin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Julie Irwin

Last Monday Uber and Lyft left Austin because they lost an election on a proposition that would have allowed them to use their own background checks instead of using the city's fingerprint-based system.