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.

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.

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…

3 Lessons Businesses Can Learn From Nonprofits

Nonprofits are regularly called on to act more like businesses. However, consumers and stakeholders are increasingly placing a premium on social impact, the…

Stories & Beer: The State of the Sharing Economy

TriplePundit hosted a conversation on the "sharing economy" with Airbnb, Yerdle and Lyft for a night of learning and networking in SF and…

San Francisco Law: Airbnb Wins, Vacation Rentals Lose

The San Francisco Board of Supervisor's recent vote to allow short-term rentals of residences was a major win for Airbnb supporters. But, as…

Airbnb Goes After Business Travelers

More business travelers are choosing Airbnb when attending those conferences or sales meetings instead of hotels. And why not?

Adapt to Crowd-Sourcing or Risk Losing Relevancy

"The 20th century economy was powered by big corporations that standardized everything because they never really knew their customers," explains Brian Chesky, the…

3p Weekend: 7 Booming Job Sectors Fueling America’s Green Economy

In this week's 3p Weekend, we feature seven booming green job sectors set to explode in the 21st century.

Airbnb’s Hidden Challenge: Its Own Community

The Airbnb community itself erode the company's revenue by avoiding fees through “off-site” deals. But the motivation behind this could be transformed by…

‘On the Money’ Describes Structural Changes Coming to Our Economy

Mobile money is changing the financial landscape. Reputation, too, is becoming a digital asset.

Airbnb Faces Trouble in New York Again

After what it celebrated as a "victory for the sharing economy," and the reversal of a $2,400 fine against one of its owners…

Airbnb Hires Hotel Guru Chip Conley as Head of Global Hospitality

Airbnb is poised to bring its hospitality marketplace to the next level by joining forces with one of the greatest minds in the…

San Francisco Partners with ‘Sharing’ Startups to Save Lives During Disaster

Technology is changing the way people respond to emergencies. When Hurricane Sandy resulted in dead and backed-up phone lines, people turned to social…

New York vs. the Sharing Economy

Both the state and city of New York have been challenging a number of sharing economy companies and their disruptive models, including Airbnb,…

Airbnb and Apartment Scarcity

It would be impossible to argue that Airbnb has zero effect on available rental properties. The question is just how much of an…