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’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…
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‘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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.

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…

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,…