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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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…
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The Sharing Economy Hits the Mainstream Media, and That’s a Good Thing

Now leading news outlets are not only discussing the sharing economy: they are touting it, including Forbes and The Economist.
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Is Sharing Illegal? In Many Cases, Yes.

The most poignant current-day example of the tug-of-war between government and technology entrepreneurs is the legal quagmire many “sharing,” or “collaborative consumption,” companies…
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The Sharing Economy Increases Economic Growth While Lowering Consumption

The relationship between the sharing economy and economic systems is potentially contentious. Can the sharing economy increase economic growth while lowering consumption, which…
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Instead of Sharing Economy, Let’s Call It “Resource Efficiency”

The "sharing economy" moniker is not entirely accurate. Sharing does not normally involve the exchange of cash.
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4 Lessons the Sharing Economy Can Learn From Microfinance

The similarities between microfinance and the sharing economy together with the differences in their maturity level provide a great opportunity for the sharing…
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Is the Sharing Economy an Opportunity or a Threat to Existing Businesses?

Does the sharing economy threaten businesses, or are there business opportunities to be had within this new model? The answer is: yes and…
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Joining the Sharing Economy Has Never Been Easier

While companies like Airbnb and ParkatmyHouse have enjoyed steady growth, advocates of the sharing economy argue that the movement is not limited to…
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2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…
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The Black Friday Guide for the Responsible Company

What is a responsible company supposed to do on Black Friday? This day is actually a great opportunity for companies to show how…
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Airbnb Claims $56M Contribution to San Francisco’s Economy

While it’s clear why Airbnb is glad to show a $56 million impact, it is less clear is if the study presents the…
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Airbnb Launches Free Temporary Housing for Sandy Survivors in New York

Airbnb launched a program with the City of New York to connect those without shelter to people who have extra space.
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Will Good Eggs Become the Airbnb of Local Food?

Good Eggs, a San Francisco-based startup aiming “to bring people and food closer together,” launched a pilot this week. It provides local farmers…
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Airbnb Builds Community, Not a Brand

When Airbnb's founders came up with the money-making idea of sharing space in August 2008, they didn't realize that they would be building…
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Swap, Don’t Shop: 4 Entrepreneurs Share Lessons From the Access Economy

The access economy has been growing tremendously in the last couple of years, becoming maybe the only good thing that came out of…