Airbnb: CSR & Sustainability News

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

Airbnb Users Must Agree to Non-Discrimination Pledge This Week

After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by its hosts, Airbnb will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge…

SolarCity Partners with Airbnb to Offer Solar Power Rebates

SolarCity is offering up to $1,000 in cash to Airbnb hosts who install solar power systems on their rooftops. Both companies are leaning…

Is Airbnb’s New Anti-Discrimination Policy Too Little, Too Late?

Airbnb detailed its new anti-discrimination policy last week. But leading experts remain unconvinced.

Airbnb Hosts Face Huge Challenges in Refinancing Mortgages

Hosts who rely on their income from Airbnb could be in for a rude surprise when it comes time to refinance their mortgages.

Could Startups Born Out of the #AirbnbWhileBlack Outcry Succeed?

Both Noirbnb and Innclusive started with bad customer experiences with Airbnb, specifically centered around racial discrimination. But do these startups have a future?

Can Silicon Valley ‘Unicorns’ Be Shorted?

The neverending growth of Silicon Valley "unicorns" has led several analysts to suggest that their stock could be subjected to a massive “short."

Airbnb Hopes Big-Name Hires Can Salvage Its Image

Following a number of discrimination lawsuits, Airbnb's reputation is on shaky ground. The company hopes some notable hires, including former U.S. Attorney General…

A New Territory for Airbnb: Corporate Responsibility

The growing complaints about racial discrimination on Airbnb’s platform bring to mind a new territory the company has yet to explore – corporate…

Following Controversy, Airbnb Reviews Anti-Discrimination Policy

Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the Fair Housing Act, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a…

Airbnb Hit With Racial Discrimination Suit

Is Airbnb allowing hosts to discriminate against potential guests based on their race? A recently filed lawsuit alleges that it does.

Is the Gig Economy Good for Workers?

With all the upside that gigs seem to offer, it’s easy to overlook the impact this is having on local economies and worker…

How Platform Co-ops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

Bill Johnson of StructureC3 referred to Uber and Airbnb as Death Star platforms in a recent chat. The label struck Neal Gorenflo, co-founder…

Did Airbnb Win or Lose On Prop F?

Airbnb successfully lobbied to defeat a ballot initiative that sought to limit house-sharing in San Francisco. But did the company really win?

Is the Sharing Economy Getting the Culture Wrong?

Sharing economy companies are getting all wrong when it comes to culture, argues 3p staffer Raz Godelnik.

What Malcolm Gladwell Misses with Millennials, Trust and the Sharing Economy

Last month in a keynote speech, Malcolm Gladwell presented an interesting paradox: How come, he asked, levels of trust among Millennials are at…