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.

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What Malcolm Gladwell Misses with Millennials, Trust and the Sharing Economy

Last month in a keynote speech, Malcolm Gladwell presented an interesting paradox: How come, he asked, levels of trust among Millennials are at…
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Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…
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Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy

The social stigma around sharing is receiving less of "who would do that..." and more of ‘sign me up!’ With the sharing economy…
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The First Domino Falls in the Gig Economy: HomeJoy Shuts Down

The recent shut-down of the once “disruptive” app HomeJoy, which had $40 million in funding, may be the sign of things to come…
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Starbucks Pairs With Lyft for Shared Rides and Values

Last week Starbucks announced an agreement with Lyft that could be beneficial for Lyft drivers, riders and even for some Starbucks employees. Is…
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Hillary Clinton vs. the Sharing Economy?

"This on-demand or so called 'gig' economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it's also raising hard questions about workplace protections…
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Freedom with Benefits: Uber’s Drivers as Employees

Earlier this month, the California Labor Commission put forth a ruling that could change the sharing economy forever. While courts consider the employee…
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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.
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Uber Can’t Buy Me Love

Uber takes the robber-baron approach to reputation, but trying to fix bad rep with a charitable donation is so 19th century.
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Is the ‘Uberization’ of the Economy Sustainable?

Although it’s probably too early to offer candidates for Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year, I’d like to suggest uberization as the word…
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Uber: Driving for Child Hunger and Gouging During a Crisis

No one is talking about Uber's rides-for-hunger campaign, but instead the talk is accused price gouging during the tragic hostage situation in Sydney.
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Why Uber is Not Part of the Sharing Economy

I know that it might sound a bit strange, as Uber is one of the more common examples of the sharing economy. But…
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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…

Lyft, Uber Dethroning Taxi Industry in San Francisco

The San Francisco taxi industry is on the verge of being dethroned by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Lyft and Uber. Last…

Despite Bully Tactics, We Can’t Stop Using Uber

Nobody likes a bully. But tell that to Uber, which has made little effort to shroud its back-handed tactics to annihilate its ridesharing…