Zipcar: CSR & Sustainability News

Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world’s leading car sharing network, with more than 775,000 members.

3p Weekend: These Partnerships Are Out to Revolutionize Transportation

This year, transportation outpaced the utility sector as America's largest carbon emitter. That demands big change. And these seven partnerships aim to deliver…

Watch Out for That Cliff: The Urgency of Driving Sustainability in Business

“We must have a sense of urgency,” Brad Tomm, senior manager of campus operations and sustainability at Zappos, said during a HP Living…

Nadya Zhexembayeva on Innovation in a Resource-Deprived World

We talk with the author of "Embedded Sustainability" about resource declines and her new book, "Overfished Ocean Strategy."

Strategic Sustainability: Five Steps to Create Abundance

If you experience discord between the importance of sustainability to your business and the seemingly haphazard efforts to implement sustainable initiatives, you are…

20 Inspiring Quotes from SXSWeco 2013

SXSWeco 2013 had business leaders, nonprofit leaders and some people who were both. Benefit corporations, municipalities, the media, disruptors and even a celebrity…

Business is Crucial to Effect Large-Scale Change

Businesses in all industries have the power to effect change, from Walmart to B Lab to Zipcar, each with its own approach. Some…

Two Years Later, Attitudes Toward Green are Looking Up

During the first SXSWEco in 2011, there was frustration over not being able to convince people outside the "green" community to embrace green…

Different by Design: Car Sharing vs. Car Rental

Peer-to-peer car sharing and car renting, at their core, are not the same. Car sharing is, by design, something different from the traditional…

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…

An Inside Look at Wheelz

Wheelz’ innovative peer-to-peer (P2P) business model and their use of technology puts them right out at the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving…

Zipcar Sale a Watershed Moment? I Beg to Differ

Lee Broughton, of Enterprise Holdings, owner of Enterprise Rent-a-Car and other car rental companies, argues that Avis car rental's acquisition of Zipcar is…

The Avis Zipcar Acquisition: End of the Beginning for Carsharing

Zipcar’s mixed success raises questions about the future of carsharing and the sharing economy.  What lessons can be gleaned from Zipcar’s record?

Larger Corporate Presence Now the Reality in the Sharing Economy

The rise of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption, means it has become far more mainstream, and therefore corporations are taking an interest.

Have Millennials Evolved from Buying to Sharing? Not Really.

Here’s a mantra you probably heard a lot in 2012: Millennials don’t shop that much these days. They share instead. But is it…

Avis Buys Zipcar for $500 Million

This morning Avis announced that it will acquire car-sharing leader Zipcar for about $500 million