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.

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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?
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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."
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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?
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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.
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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…
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Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy

The social stigma around sharing is receiving less of "who would do that..." and more of ‘sign me up!’ With the sharing economy…
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Airbnb Campaign Brings Attention to NYC Homeless

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next trip to New York City, Airbnb user Jamie has a posting that…
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Challenge for the Sharing Economy: Become Better Middlemen

Sharing economy companies have learned that they need to perfect not just the user experience, but also their role as intermediaries.
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Report: U.S. Lags on Embracing the Sharing Economy

Approximately 80 million Americans took part in the sharing economy last year – from donating unwanted clothes to charity to renting movies from…