Uber: CSR & Sustainability News

Based in San Francisco, this sharing economy startup operates the Uber mobile app — which allows users to order a ridesharing ride from their phones. Some have called Uber an unlicensed taxi service and an unfair player in the market, while others shake their heads at the constant battle it wages with its competitor, Lyft. Despite the controversy, it seems Uber is here to stay.

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…

Massachusetts Pushes Back Against Uber and Lyft with Background Checks

Push back against Uber and Lyft continues as a Massachusetts report revealed that over 10 percent of drivers affiliated with those ridesharing services…

Skyrocketing Subprime Auto Loan Defaults Put Cities’ Transport Systems at Risk

Subprime auto loan default rates are rising, which could affect investors worldwide, as they have been purchased these loans through securitized bonds. If…

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis…

This Perfect Storm Could Threaten U.S. Transportation

A bad mix of ill-advised auto loans and empty promises from ridesharing companies could leave big-city transit infrastructures vulnerable across the U.S.

Report: Autonomous EVs Will Transform U.S. Cities by 2030

The concept of car ownership will change dramatically over the next 13 years, say California think tank RethinkX. By 2030, only 20 percent…

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Research Crosses the Border into Canada

Uber was quick to announce a new autonomous vehicles research center in Toronto; but the move north of the U.S. border may be…

Can Lyft Take Advantage of Uber’s Misdeeds? Not As A ‘Better Boyfriend’

Lyft's latest ad campaign stresses the "good guy" factor. But is the ride-sharing platform really so different from Uber in the ways that…

Embattled Uber Releases Its First Diversity Report

Uber released its first diversity report following months of bad press, including fierce backlash over sexual harassment allegations. And the disappointing figures reveal…

Is Google’s Lawsuit the Beginning of the End for Uber?

Could a lawsuit from Google become Uber’s death knell? If the future is autonomous cars, then this ridesharing company's prospects look bleak.

Uber’s Leadership Crisis Demonstrates How Values Impact Brand

A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis for Uber — one that…

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…

Intel Plunges Into the Self-Driving Car Market with $15 Billion Acquisition

Intel will acquire an Israel-based computer vision startup for $15.3 billion as it seeks a stake in the rapidly growing, but still untested,…

Uber Accused of Using Technology to Root Out Local Regulators

According to a New York Times investigation, Uber engineers developed a software to identify and collect information on municipal officials who were attempting…

Google and Uber Are In An Epic Legal Fight Over Self-Driving Car Technology

Waymo, which develops self-driving cars for Google's parent company, accused Uber of patent infringement, unfair competition and stealing trade secrets. Does the case…