The Sharing Economy: Exploring New Business Models for Sustainability
This latest Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility Hot Topic started life as an MBA student assignment for a sustainability assignment. The day I was reading the assignments, by coincidental symmetry, the front page headline in the London Evening Standard read "Spare rooms to let revolution."
The accompanying story was about deregulation specifically to encourage the Sharing Economy. So the issue is certainly topical. What makes it also hot is whether the sharing economy can also be part of creating sustainable prosperity for all. Sharing Economy has the potential to be part of the much bigger game-changing Circular Economy.
Professor David Grayson, Director, The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility