An Inclusive Sharing Economy

(CC) BSRThis report, published by the BSR and sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation, seeks to catalyze collaboration and promote an inclusive sharing economy, which will unleash new business opportunities that expand access to goods and services for low-income and underserved communities.

The sharing economy is transforming the way people access goods and services by matching people who need these items with those willing to provide them. For millions of people, the sharing economy is making it easier and more affordable to access goods and services than through traditional models. However, many other people are not able to take full advantage of the potential benefits and face a new set of risks in the sharing economy.

The research included a series of expert interviews, a review of the latest academic literature and media perspectives on the sharing economy, and two convenings with leading thinkers and sharing economy companies in November 2015 and May 2016 to explore challenges and opportunities in building a more inclusive sharing economy.

You can read the report here.