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 Working with Danny Glover to Engage Communities of Color

Bringing Danny Glover onboard is another step Airbnb is taking in a move to repair its relationships with ethnic and racial minorities, who…

3p Weekend Round-Up: Latest Count on Companies Standing Against Racism

First a trickle, now a flood: top CEOs are boycotting Trump's councils -- and taking action against hate to fill the president's leadership…

Check Out Airbnb’s Response to Hate Groups — Worth Emulating

Airbnb has emerged as a leader in the fight against those who promote hate and racial superiority, while other technology companies have failed…

Airbnb Host Fined $5K, Sent Back to College After Racist Incident

California's Department of Fair Housing and Employment has fined a former Airbnb host $5,000 after she canceled a reservation largely due to the…

Iceland Considers Tourism Tax to Cope with Flood of Visitors

Home to only 323,000 people, Iceland is on course to host 2.3 million travelers this year, a nearly five-fold increase from 2010 --…

Tech Companies Continue to Oppose U.S. Travel Ban

Despite the changes to the Donald Trump administration's travel ban, many in the business community -- including technology companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Uber…

Why Uber and Airbnb Are Struggling in Tokyo

The challenges these gig economy giants face in Tokyo may spell bad news for the future of “disruption” at the expense of workers'…

3p Weekend: Are Boycotts the New Normal?

The first weeks of the Donald Trump administration were tumultuous at best. But among the policy disputes, we're noticing another curious trend: boycotts…

Airbnb Ups the Ante on Refugee Commitment

Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the…

Airbnb Promises Free Housing to Refugees and Citizens Affected by U.S. Travel Ban

As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or…

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?