Tag: sharing economy

PwC Study: Five key sharing economy sectors could generate £9 billion of UK revenues by 2025

New analysis from PwC determines total revenues for the five most prominent sharing economy sectors – peer-to-peer (P2P) finance, online staffing, P2P accommodation, car sharing and music/video streaming – could rise to around £9 billion in the UK by 2025, up from just £0.5 billion today. Globally, revenues from these sectors could hit $335 billion…  Read more

HAVAS Report: The New Consumer and the Sharing Economy

New research from HAVAS Worldwide describes a global population in search of a better way of living and consuming. View report here.  

Unlocking the sharing economy, An independent review

The Unlocking the Sharing Economy review led by Debbie Wosskow, chief executive of Love Home Swap, was commissioned in September by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  

Pioneer Interview: Iseult Ward from FoodCloud

FoodCloud.ie is a community-based social enterprise start-up in Dublin, Ireland, that brings food businesses and charities together, matching those with too much food with those who have too little. Since 2013, FoodCloud has been able to shift an equivalent of 325,000 meals (148 tonnes) of destined food waste to community charities. Co-founder Iseult Ward (left…  Read more

Public Consultation on the “Sharing Economy” in Spain

One of the functions of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) in Spain is advocating competition through the issuing of sector studies and reports. In the framework of this function the Council of the CNMC decided to conduct a study on the new models for service delivery facilitated by information technologies and Internet,…  Read more

A great challenge that is also an opportunity of development for collaborative consumption in Colombia

Every day in Colombia we can find new projects, contests and events oriented towards supporting new IT based endeavors. November 5th is the deadline for presenting business ideas aiming to solve real life problems and to contribute to improve extreme poverty conditions in our country. It is not only a contest, it´s a world wide…  Read more

Trust in the Sharing Economy: In Conversation with the UK Gov’t

This excerpt is reposted from the eRated blog. Written by Matthew Godwin How do we keep users safe? What role should the government play as regulator? Can marketplaces really police themselves? These were just some of the questions in a free-flowing discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the sharing economy in the months and…  Read more

The Sharing Economy in 3 U.S. Cities, Part 2: Las Vegas

Lucy Gao, Canadian Global Curator, visited various companies in three U.S. cities as part of a Sharing Economy tour sponsored by The Washington Foreign Press Center, visiting New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. This is part 2 of a 3-part series showcasing companies she visited in each city, featuring familiar incumbents and new startups to look out for….  Read more

The Sharing Economy in 3 U.S. Cities, Part 1: New York City

Lucy Gao, Canadian Global Curator, visited various companies in three U.S. cities as part of a Sharing Economy tour sponsored by The Washington Foreign Press Center,visiting New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. This is part 1 of a 3-part series showcasing companies she visited in each city, featuring familiar incumbents and new startups to look…  Read more

News from the Netherlands

Over the last year the Dutch collaborative economy has evolved rapidly. Let’s have a quick look at some of the developments. Growth of collaborative economy platforms More and more platforms pop up almost every day. Over the last year we’ve noticed a significant consumer potential through different research projects (by for example Nielsen, NCDO and…  Read more